Saturday, February 7, 2009

Mardi Gras Knitting Countdown

February, long-awaited, is here at last. Oppressive cold and post-holiday boredom soon-to-be dispelled by every one's favorite holiday...Mardi Gras. You've found the PERFECT Mardi Gras yarn...

You've acquired the PERFECT knitting needles...

Unfortunately, what you DON'T have...is ...TIME!!! ARRRRGGGHHH!!! Let's face it, no knitting will be done on weekends between now and the big day...and the majority of your down time is spent waiting in parade traffic and planning your costume. Lucky for you, I've got a couple of LAST MINUTE SUGGESTIONS...

1. Decorate your Mardi Gras Tree with balls of purple, green, and gold yarn! Here are some examples of traditional Mardi Gras trees...(I LOVE Deborah's MG Tree...pictured first... in Knitorious, St. Louis!).

My urban MG tree suggestion is the following:











2. Make a Mardi Gras Yarn Wreath. [Here I made Deborah's idea into reality utilizing my Photoshop skills :-)] The inspiration was taken from Shizzknits (Ravelry), who in turn nabbed it from Starbucks.













3. Incorporate your yarn INTO your costume...as STUFFING. Here are a few costumes which would benefit from the use of a couple of balls of strategically-placed yarn...




















...And here's one I wouldn't suggest trying to reproduce with yarn stuffing... :-)

Good luck, and ... HAPPY MARDI GRAS KNITTING!!!

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