Naomi, my 6 yo daughter, has been having nightmares lately and I decided to make her a dreamcatcher.
For those who don't have a clue what this is, a dreamcatcher is a part of the native american folklore. It is supposed to trap bad dreams in its web and let the good dreams flow to the sleeper through the holes in the web. The feathers at the bottom then release (get rid of) the bad dreams...
I google searched "how to make a dreamcatcher", and after a frantic search for the perfect ring (I finally used a tapestry ring that I covered with a suede lace), TA-DA, here is my work of art, hung in her new canopy above her bed.... (click on the pic for a more detailed view).
Here's a link for those interested on how to knit the web : http://www.nativetech.org/dreamcat/dreminst.html
After losing my sanity and eyesight making said web (which was either too loose or too tight, or so it seemed!!) it became obvious to me that :
1- It's no wonder I was never able to learn how to knit...
2- I was not a native american in a previous lifetime!... ;-)