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Olha
08-16-2012, 10:43 PM
Hey, that's me again. I am not sure what to call these things yet, it's a wristband that is supposed to express one's views of the world, or project a certain message or and possibly motivate to live up to a certain view of oneself. I don't know if it's appropriate to mention the blog but more detailed explanation together with the story behind it is here (http://halifaxcharityknitters.wordpress.com/2012/08/16/wristband-little-knitted-motivator/).

But these pictures are for your entertainment, as always.

So, this one just means 'love', and it is a sort of encrypted message that anyone can attach to anything.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8441/7799211454_edd21b0dbe.jpg

This one says 'NS locavore'

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7113/7799202542_dbf2c7f8b4.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7253/7799202384_db3aec7f03.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8445/7799202296_d5986a88ce.jpg

This one is I bike , to promote healthy life style.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8435/7799248204_f30c85c29e.jpg

and again I bike (now in more musculine colours that match a larger number of husband's t-shirts)

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8425/7799207094_1d1071f092.jpg

I imagine that you could knit anything you wish -- from your national flag to the 'due month' for expecting mothers... to demonstrate a little 'I am what I knit' in yet another way. What do you guys think?

Jan in CA
08-16-2012, 11:17 PM
Those are awesome! You are so clever!

salmonmac
08-17-2012, 05:20 AM
What a good idea! I've never seen anything like it and it has limitless possibilities. It's always a delight to see your latest designs.

Olha
08-17-2012, 08:18 AM
Thanks!

As you can imagine, they are just a knited tube with the rolled edges that can be adjusted to fit a wrist. You guys are always very supportive but I wan't to see ifRavelry people would find it interesting. If so, I might hire someone to write a little program that would help a knitter to create a personalized message with just a few clicks.

Also, socktivism? If it didn't require knitting a pair of socks (that I don't have time for now), I would try to say something on my ankles as well :)

nonny2t
08-17-2012, 08:31 AM
They are great! What fun!

Antares
08-17-2012, 08:45 AM
Very nice, Olha. And you're right--lots of possibilities.

I hope you get some positive feedback on Rav. I'm sure you will.

(Too bad your ankles aren't in on the game yet!)

ArtLady1981
08-17-2012, 07:30 PM
These are really awesome! Great for gifts! Great as stash busters! Great for knitting on vacation! Portable! Yay, Olha!

setty09
08-19-2012, 06:01 PM
What a great idea! I am positive you will get lots of good feedback on Ravelry. I love your expression "I am what I knit".

Olha
08-19-2012, 08:48 PM
Thanks! I am what I knit is my rendition of 'you are what you eat' :) I am not sure it's a proper parallel but I got amuzed with the rhyme :)

usamacka
09-22-2012, 02:20 PM
Those are just simply adorable!

GrumpyGramma
09-22-2012, 02:47 PM
Those are great. I particularly like the bike. You are so very creative.
:thumbsup:

linknit41
10-05-2012, 07:31 PM
Love the 'I bike' message--where did you get the bike pattern, or did you make it up? Love riding my bike daily, weather & time per-mitting, so would like to knit something like this. Thanks, linknit41

dturner
10-06-2012, 08:39 PM
What a great idea!

Olha
10-07-2012, 07:23 PM
Thanks! I made it myself and at some point I will publish it on the blog.

Becky Morgan
10-09-2012, 01:28 PM
These are so neat!

About your ankles...you do realize you can use low-cut or no-show socks and tack the cuffs to the tops, don't you? I don't knit sock feet because they wear through so easily (usually one or two weaqrings...what would be the use of that?) but a bag of no-shows and a darning needle can fix you right up.

TEMA
10-16-2012, 12:25 AM
Totally terrific! Everyone will want at least one!
TEMA:thumbsup: