Friday, June 5, 2009

weekend project: father's day tie

father's day ties - high up there on the list of conventional dad presents along with hammers, golf balls and whatever this year's new fangled car washing accessory may be. one definite advantage is that, in theory at least, i could make a tie myself...

i really want to make one of these amazing ties from the purl bee for jamie, but am hestitating only because they do seem to have a lot of steps... you may know how i am about steps.

but they're so cool! and i was recently reminded how expensive good ties really are - and how many truly awful ones there are out there - when we were buying some fancy new duds for jamie's business trip to japan. at those prices, and with rather limited options, it makes sense to diy... plus, if i could gather my wits and make a dress shirt too, i would have utter creative control over the upper half of his wardrobe! ;-) so i'll jut have to add this to my list. pretty sure it won't get done in time for this father's day, but someday...

2 comments:

Brad said...

So I decided that I wanted to start collecting "things" 2 weeks ago. Problem was I couldn't decide what one thing to collect so I decided I might as well go with everything I was thinking of at that moment. This included picture books, handmade toys, and more relevantly...ties. I quickly discovered that deciding on collecting ties (relatively easy) and actually finding fun ties (err less easy) are too very different tasks. "Limited options" indeed. I discovered this after hours of exploring online. I envy your DIY skills. Please post pics if you tackle all those steps to make your own, if only so I can live vicariously through you.

PS: My new favorite tie store is: http://www.jpressonline.com/neckwear_patterned.php?page=all

randi said...

thanks so much for that link brad - those ties are awesome! it's odd how the one element of "formal" work attire for men that is open to creative interpretation offers such limited choices in regular stores. i guess it's a good thing my husband is in IT and can wear subversive tshirts to work a lot of the time...

i will definitely post a result for this project when (very eventually!) i get it done. ;-)

 

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