Yeah, yeah, I could’ve done kites….and avoided the trip to the craft store….but online reviews kept talking about how fun this was….and fast ! Sounds like something I’d like. Luckily, beginner kits with all the supplies are around $25….and the discount coupon….I’m in business.
I haven’t been apologizing for running a day late because this is something I started for fun. Since I really like schedules, I’m trying to get back on track. So it seems like a good day to “kill two birds with one stone”. Believing in that saying means you are really gullible or you’re an optimist. I’m the latter. However, I also believe in the wise saying,”If at first you don’t succeed, try a couple more times, but don’t be a damn fool about it”.
This is a lizard feeder full of mealworms. I invented it. I can watch it while I’m doing the kumihimo. So far, my lizard hasn’t shown up…but I don’t usually see him til the afternoon. See how I’m working on K and L at the same time ?
This is all the stuff you get in the kit. I did the math…it’s the way to go. The white thing on the right is a zippered pouch for you to put all these supplies in when you sell it at a garage sale.
I got the disk all rigged up and started braiding.
This is a short video I made to show how quick and easy kumihimo is.
This is the finished braid, ready to be turned into a bracelet.
Everything people said about kumihimo is true. It is easy. This was just an eight-strand braid, but more complicated patterns can be made with 16 or 24 strands. It is fun and fast. You can make a braid like this in under an hour while you are watching TV or talking to someone. I know I’ll make more braids. It’s a good thing I bought some extra cord in different colors !