Take one Styrofoam wreath form, start wrapping yarn around it until you are dizzy, or your hands give out, whichever comes first. Then you keep unwinding and rewinding it to get it all nice and lined up perfectly, but realize you look like a hunched down Rumpelstiltskin working endlessly at the spinning wheel and decide to take a break.
You turn on the tv and start watching the spectacle called, "The Real Housewives of New York City Reunion" and that's where the yarn winding starts to go really astray. There's something about yelling and threats of bodily harm that is so uncomfortable to watch. No, wait, that's RHONJ, Theresa and company. Anyway, you put your wreath down and walk away, but you don't change the channel because you hope they will make nice with each other and have some sense, hope springs eternal, doesn't it?
So you just tie the various colors of yarn together and make big lengths and wind, wind, wind around the wreath form. That little part where it went haywire is where Ramonja and Aviva were going at it. Can you feel sorry for any of them? Back to winding the yarn and since this is a NYC production, the colorful and the avant garde creep in to the color choices.
In the end, I used these colors because that's what I had on hand. Down in the basement, in a big box of craft supplies where I have embroidery hoops, projects started and some waiting to commence or be framed, there is a stash of balls of yarn and crochet hooks. I found a neck warmer/scarf in two shades of blue that I'd crocheted long ago. I was mildly impressed, it was nice, neat, and pretty. If I made that scarf back then, I can learn to do it again, or as I said, "hope springs eternal."
To finish off the wreath, I cut some petal shapes from burlap, painted the edges with gold metallic paint and a little glow in the dark to see if it would actually glow at night, stacked them and placed a button in the center with a florist pin through the button holes to secure them. The other accent is several fabric leaves, a little burlap, then a button in the center which is held in place by opening up a paper clip, cutting it in half, and pushing it through the button holes.
There was no glue used on the wreath or loop, nor would I; watching RHONYC and a hot glue gun- bad combination. Then I made a burlap loop and tied a ribbon to hang it on the door.
Do you ever watch any tv train wrecks to distract you from the normal day to day? When I need a distraction I've usually got a cd on, and sing which makes Lucy a little on edge. I wouldn't call my voice a train wreck, but...