The suggested theme for today is ‘string’, with the remark, ‘add a knitting needle and you can make anything’. Well, I’m still learning that whole knitting malarkey and definitely wouldn’t be able to whip up anything worthwhile yet. I decided to make something that I was actually good at making and thus settled on creating a friendship bracelet (I made a couple for last year’s 30DoC). I toyed with the idea of finding some actual string and making a sort of ‘natural’ friendship bracelet but decided I would a) have more fun and b) be much more likely to wear it if I used some nice brightly coloured embroidery thread. With the London 2012 Olympic Games less than seven weeks away, I thought it would be topical to do something related to them. My initial thoughts were to use the colours of the Olympic rings, but sadly I had no blue embroidery thread. What to do? Then I spotted that I had two lovely shades of red and a very nice deep purple colour. I’m going to be a GamesMaker (Olympic volunteer) this summer, and those are the colours of the uniform. I whipped up this bracelet using the simplest method of making friendship bracelets (making the knot with one thread around all of the other ones, instead of just the one next to it) which creates the lovely spiral effect:
It’s hard to tell in the pictures but there are definitely two reds, one a deep shade and one a more tomatoey orange shade.