Flip Flop Makeover

Hello,

I have these flip flops that I really like, (because they give me an extra 1 1/2 inches in height) but they were getting a bit ratty.  I stumbled upon this cute pair on Pinterest, and I decided I could make it with my pair of flip flops!  So, here’s how!

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…After!

Before...

Before…

So, I used one 150 yard ball of yarn.  Make sure it won’t bother you at all; some yarn can itch pretty badly.

First, I took six LONG strands of yarn.  I’m really sorry, but I don’t know how long they were.  I never measured.  Using those, I wrapped them around the top part of the flip flop.  If anyone knows what that’s called, please comment!  I didn’t look it up.  🙂

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Next, I cut another set of six strands, but not nearly as long.  The length all depends on how and how many time you wrap it.  I’ll show you how I did mine, though I might come up with a better way, the more I wear them.  If so, I’ll do another post.  🙂  Here is how I did it:

First, tie a knot at the bottom of the part that goes between you toes.  (I could still use a name for that!)

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Then, wrap it around.

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Bring it underneath the strap on top.

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Put the flip flop on.

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Wrap it around your ankle clockwise.

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Then, bring the end of the yarn UNDER the strand going up your foot. This is a pretty bad picture of that.  Sorry!

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Wrap it rap it around your ankle COUNTER CLOCKWISE.

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When end you have wrapped as many times as you want, you need to tie it off.  I haven’t found a very good way to do this yet.  Still working on it…  Anyways, I usually wrap it around the yarn in the back, and tie a knot.  It never turns out right, though.

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Then, just tuck the end behind the rest of the yarn back there.  It holds for a little while, at least!

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Do the same thing for the opposite foot, except wrapping it around your ankle counter clockwise first, and clockwise second.  If you have ANY questions, please comment!

~Joy

Arm Knitting

Hello,

This is a really cool knitting project.  It’s called arm knitting! I found this a few years ago, and I love it! It’s super easy, once you get the hang of it!  Here’s the video I used to get started:

I made the infinity scarf she made on the video, and it’s so warm and fuzzy!  Currently, I’m making a small bag out of worsted weight yarn for the big balls that I can never fit in one of my little bags that I always use!  🙂  I almost made the blanket in this video, too, but it would have taken quite a bit of yarn.

I love arm knitting, and it is a bit addicting!  😉  Hope you like it as much as I do!

~Joy

Finger Knitting

Hello again,

I’ve been working on a finger knit rug.  Sort of.  I’m having a hard time.  Anyways, I posted a video for those of you who want to try  learning to finger knit.  It’s SUPER easy.

If this does not work for you, I have a few other videos I could recommend.  I’ll get some pictures of my rug after I finish, but it might be a while.  I have another big project going.  🙂

~Joy