It’s crochet time…

July 12, 2011 23 Comments by Kirsty

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Nothing surprising here folks…I’ve been at it with the teeny hook again.

Usually I don’t find the small scale too much of a challenge but this effort did nearly blind me.

See that Timex face? It’s just the same as the one I got for my 9th birthday! I was super excited when I saw it in the op shop/thrift store. The original band was canvas (& very scratchy) so I hooked myself up this little pop of red.

I riffled through the button stash & found a cute little buckle that was just the right size.

It all came together pretty well & I think I like the red crochet band even more than the faux croc skin one on my original Timex.

PS: You’ll notice my artful use of blur here…that’s because my sister told me that she’s alarmed at how old my hands are looking…easy fixed. x

23 Comments

  1. Tammi
    3 years ago

    Wow, amazing. I can’t believe how tiny the stitches are.
    The pop of red is perfect!

    x

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  2. Genki
    3 years ago

    That looks fantastic, what a great idea!

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  3. Jo
    3 years ago

    Great band, you are so clever with crochet, as evidenced in my lovely wrist cuff – thanks for your comment on my blog recently ;-)

    And hands… yes, I remember looking at my mother’s and grandmother’s as a teenager and thinking ‘well, that’s not going to happen to mine!’ ha ha, of course it is happening!

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  4. lamina @ do a bit
    3 years ago

    Such a cute little old watch… love how you have revamped it! :)

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  5. Tania
    3 years ago

    Remind me to keep my hands in my pockets should I ever be introduced to your sister. Lovin’ the tick tock revamp…

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  6. Kate
    3 years ago

    I’m with Tan…but I will need to cover my forehead which is looking alarmingly more and more like my Dad’s with every tick of the clock.

    Lovely re-work.

    x

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  7. Naturally Carol
    3 years ago

    You and me both..we’re passed the hand modelling stage of our lives! Clever clogs, you’ve done it again..superb! {she exclaimed with a French accent…}

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  8. Jennie
    3 years ago

    So gorgeous Kirsty!! wow!

    Yes, i was shocked the last time I took a photo for the blog – with my hand in it! x

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  9. Kylie
    3 years ago

    This is truly wonderful – practical and gorgeous. I love the way you do that Kirsty. Re the hands, well yes… there’s a bit of that going around ;) So good to know we all have sister’s not afraid to tell us how it is ;) Take care. Kx

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  10. 'Joyce'
    3 years ago

    Love it, as for the hands, *ahem* well that’s what crochet gloves are for isn’t it?? Seriously who has time for hand cream between hand washing!!

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  11. Jess
    3 years ago

    I LOVE it, it’s as simple as that. Just love it.
    It’s perfect in everyway xo

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  12. Nic @ Yardage Design
    3 years ago

    I really like this – especially the back story. I still have every watch I’ve ever owned. Makes me want to “reinvent” them too.
    P.S. Your hands look fantastic compared to mine!

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  13. Noas' Libellule
    3 years ago

    What an amazing idea!

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  14. Le Tigre Papillon
    3 years ago

    Wonderful! I absolutely love it! Ames :)

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  15. gretchen/juneatnoon
    3 years ago

    Such a great project! And they’re not old-looking hands–they’re “making” hands. :)

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  16. lauren
    3 years ago

    Ohhh I absolutely love it. I hope the near blinding was worth it.

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  17. Genevieve
    3 years ago

    That looks really great, well done!

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  18. Alisa
    3 years ago

    Looks great Kirsty! Man, you are clever.

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  19. Posie Patchwork
    3 years ago

    OH it looks fantastic, colour & everything. Only a sister would comment on old looking hands, anything my sister says to me that is negative, i can remind her she’s my MUCH older (by 3 years) sister. Love Posie

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  20. Beth
    3 years ago

    My sister saw this post and LOVED it. She immediately asked me to make her a watch band just like it for her old watch face. Do you have a pattern you could share?

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    • Kirsty
      3 years ago

      Hey Beth,

      I just chained until it looked the right length to wrap around my wrist & then AU/British dc’d back & forth for about 10 rows.

      Good luck.

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  21. jas
    3 years ago

    this is so very very cool! I want one in teal blue… now I just need to learn the skills to make my own…. hmmmmm….

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  22. Gail
    1 year ago

    I noticed that this is an older post,
    i was wondering if you have a pattern for this, or if not what size thread or yarn and crochet hook you might’ve used?

    I also have a favorite watch, but never have liked the watchband it’s attached to. It’s one of of those nylon web styled one with a velcro closure that sticks to the cuff o long sleeved knits.

    Thank you in advance for any helpful hints you might have !

    Gail VB

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