Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Xmas Tree Light Yarn update!


Yay - I soldered the lights back onto the battery pack and must have got my +s & -s round the right way as my yarn lights up! I plied some more of the same colour wool with glow in the dark thread to give me something easier to knit with.

So far nothing has caught on fire! Bonus.

I am imagining a hat knitted from the top down, so finishing with the lighted part as a trim - as it will be a bit more difficult to knit/crochet. Or maybe a cowl? The 3 x AA battery compartment I will cover with a felted pocket (using the same coloured wool) and maybe add some kind of brooch to it?

Plus I want to experiment with building a smaller battery pack, now that I remember how to solder & calculate the currents/voltages/resisances (vaguely)....

8 comments:

Grand Purl Baa said...

woo hoo!

Pam de Groot said...

That is so cool and just a bit chrsitmassy.

Fresca said...

I love this. I read "cowl" as "cow." A light-up Christmas cow might be nice too!

Ginga Squid said...

I think a light up Xmas cow is a fab idea! I will get onto it right away.

Feeling Xmassy as we put up our decorations the day after Halloween....making sure we get our moneys worth!

Luarna said...

Awesome! how exciting. yeah, i don't envy crocheting that up. although i have a giant hook if you need one.

ArtSparker said...

Looks like you are holding one of those mile-dwon creatures of the deep.

Stevie B. said...

So if not on fire is a bonus what does that make catching on fire? An extra bonus?

Looks great! Try not to burn Australia down!

Ginga Squid said...

Thanks Susan & Stevie B!

Aussie often burns - thank goodness I'm in rainy NZ. They say if you put a dry old stick in the ground here it will be sprouting within 2 weeks.