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 ?

IMG_1522This 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 !

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