I have been playing around with my lanyard (or gimp) material a lot over the last week. I thought there were only 2 styles, the square and the round. Well, a friend told me on Facebook to try the triangle pattern which uses 3 colors. I never even knew it was possible to use not just 3 colors, but only 3 strands. She sent me to “Laneyards” on YouTube and I’ve been watching a lot of his videos and have discovered so many different patterns that I never even knew existed until now.
So I put all of the images on my crafts page in the Lanyard Keychains section. I made some keychains with the Mega Lace, I made a pretzel, I made a long wall stitch with the Mega Lace, there are some imperfections in it because I had to add more of the clear gimp because I didn’t have enough, but it doesn’t matter because it was just for practice. Then today I just added the ones you see in this post. The one on the bottom is the brick stitch in a circular pattern and the one above that is the wall stitch in a circular pattern. Of course they were just practice. They are small because I used scrap gimp to make them. I’m out of all of my gimp now so if I want to make more, I’ll have to take a trip to Michael’s, which I will do tomorrow.
I never knew I had it in me. I really think these are so cool. Of course, I don’t know what I’m going to do with any of them lol. My next trick will be a rainbow wall in a circular pattern. I honestly don’t know how it’s going to turn out, but I’m going to try it anyway.
I am also going to make many awareness ribbons for many causes that I support. There are too many to list, and most likely I will have a keychain of only cause ribbons that I won’t be able to keep on my keychain, because if I did, they’d never fit in my pocket lol. Of course I can put one on my keychain at a time during that awareness month. Either way, I’m going to be very busy making lots of ribbons with the simple circular stitch, bending it to make a circle, then attaching it to the other side to make it into a ribbon, then continuing with a few more stitches to finish it off.
My hands seem to be doing fine with the stretching and pulling of the gimp. I had to stop crocheting after 20+ years because of my carpal tunnel syndrome, so perhaps if I can make these keychains, I might be able to crochet again. Maybe… we’ll see.