September 6, 2008
Earrings and Bracelet, originally uploaded by fmirela.

Bored while watching TV? uuuh…doesn’t that sound lame and awful, bored and TV in the same sentence…Well I do wish I wasn’t 3 nights in a row…I guess I still got a good thing out of it, I like to be productive while killing time, so I knitted these silver wire bracelets with freshwater pearls and wooden beads. They are tied with silk and organza ribbons so they are adjustable. I’ve found the pearls at a local bead shop, in downtown Hollywood (FL).


They are presents for dear friends of mine. I really wish I could have made one more for my best friend from childhood, even got some blue pearls for it but I run out of wire. I promise I will soon!
I am thinking of making these for my Etsy shop I’ve been ignoring for so long now, I really enjoy wearing them and I always got such nice compliments for these. They are quite easy to make, it is really just 10 stitches in simple stockinette stitch, the beads are pre-threaded. The hard part is to keep the wire from rolling and bending, casting on has to be done rather loose and your finger will hurt the next day…I got used to it after the third 🙂

P.S. Here is the first one I’ve made a while back.

One Response to “Knit”

  1. Dear Mirela,

    I’m writing from Shambhala Publications, Inc. in Boston, MA. We have an upcoming book release we think would interest you. KNITTING FOR GOOD! by Betsy Greer is both instructional and charitable, demonstrating how craft is not only beneficial to the knitter, but is also a way to help those in need. Please see the press release below. If you are interested in receiving an advanced reading copy, please let me know, and include an address where you’d like it sent. Thank you!


    For Immediate Attention:

    New book KNITTING FOR GOOD! will have you looking at knitting in a whole new light

    September 4, 2008—Knitting’s popularity as a relaxing, creative, and social pastime is clear: just type knitting in Google and you’ll see the many magazines, websites and blogs devoted to the craft. In KNITTING FOR GOOD! (Shambhala, Nov 08), author Betsy Greer shares with readers another benefit of knitting, one that is equally beneficial for the knitter, her community, and the world. Call it knitting activism.

    KNITTING FOR GOOD! is a book about expanding your relationship with craft so it can become part of your everyday life, your personality, and your beliefs. Filled with stories, tips, and step-by-step projects, KNITTING FOR GOOD! teaches readers to first reclaim the craft for themselves and use it for personal expression, then take what they’ve learned and share it with the community.

    You might follow the example of Knitta, a group of women who brightened their neighborhood by knitting cozies for light posts and street signs. You could teach a child, an elderly person, or someone in the prison population how to knit. You could help an animal shelter or other charitable group by donating a handmade blanket or mittens. At the end of each chapter is a knitting pattern contributed by a different talented knitter that shows the range of articles that can be contributed to charity. Each chapter also ends with an action for those who want to push their craft further and engage their creativity in new directions.

    No matter if you choose a charity down the street or across the globe, every time you pick up your knitting needles you have the opportunity to make a positive change in the world.

    Betsy Greer is the founder of the website, where she writes about the role craft can play in activism. She has contributed to a number of books, including MAKING STUFF, THE CRAFTER CULTURE HANDBOOK, Encyclopedia for Activism and Social Justice, BEAD SIMPLE, and HANDMADE NATION. She has also written for Vogue Knitting.

    KNITTING FOR GOOD!: A Guide to Creating Personal, Social, and Political Change Stitch by Stitch
    By Betsy Greer
    Crafts & Hobbies/Knitting | US $14.00 CAN $16.50 | paperback | ISBN: 978-1-59030-589-8
    On Sale: November 11, 2008 | Shambhala Publications, Inc. | Trumpeter

    For review copies or to arrange an interview contact:

    Jennifer Campaniolo
    Shambhala Publications, Inc.
    [Tel] 617-424-0030 ext 232

    Advance praise for KNITTING FOR GOOD!:

    “KNITTING FOR GOOD! is thought-provoking, asking us to examine our ideas and preconceptions about the craft of knitting and the use of the work of our hands to benefit others.”—Tara Jon Manning, author of Mindful Knitting

    “KNITTING FOR GOOD! provides a platform for progressive, forward-thinking knitters and non-knitters alike who are interested in the idea that creativity can be a positive way to change the world we live in. It is chock-full of motivation, ideas, and inspiration to get you going or to keep you on the path you are already on.”—Faythe Levine, director of the documentary, and coauthor of the book, Handmade Nation

    Shambhala Publications, Inc
    300 Massachusetts Avenue
    Boston, MA 02115
    Distributed by Random House

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