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Sweater Bike with Spring Basket

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Knitting
Type Accessory
Sizing Other
Style Funky, Cute
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What materials did you use? A variety of scrap yarns used- wools, cottons, acrylics, alpacas etc. Whatever was in the yarn supply box.

holl the doll on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? I am most proud of the flowers on the Spring basket. They gave me an opportunity to knit in 3D. I am also happy for the smiles I get when I ride by. People stop me all the time when I am riding around Manhattan and ask to take pictures of the sweater bike.

holl the doll on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? Do not be afraid to mix up colors, yarns, and patterns. There are no wrong choices. You are limited only by your imagination.

holl the doll on craftsy.com

Fabulous- the daffs look real!

04/23/2012 Flag

You are so kind. I appreciate your spontaneous feedback!

04/23/2012 Flag

Wow! What an imagination! It inspires me to think outside the box! Great job.

04/23/2012 Flag

Thank you so much for the totally unsolicited comment. You have saved me from web shame.

04/23/2012 Flag

What kind of yard did you use for this - wool, so that as it wore and got wet it would tighten down or did you use acrylics so that it would all fit from the beginning? Do you change your flowers for the season - Daffodils in Spring and Poinsettias in the fall?

04/23/2012 Flag

I actually have autumn leaves for the fall, but I like the idea of poinsettisas. Maybe I'll give them a try. Thanks for the good idea.

04/23/2012 Flag

How long did it take to finish this project? Looks beautiful!!

04/23/2012 Flag

It's hard to estimate actual time as I worked on it off and on over the monthes. Maybe it took the length of several movies and quite a few episodes of "No Reservations".

04/23/2012 Flag

What a wonderful picture, it went overseas, to Berlin Germany to be more precise. ! This inspiring and cheerful bike makes me feel like buying a ticket to Manhattan immediately and trying to meet the artist. Even though we take pride on being the European Capital of Arts never a bike like this was seen on our Berlin-streets! Wunderbar!

05/30/2012 Flag