A good use for novelty yarn.

Use novelty yarn for a bike seat cover.

This comfy looking seat cover uses the pompom yarn (aka marshmallow yarn) with at least one other thicker worsted weight yarn (I think).  And below, a great use for fun fur and other random yarn. Couldn’t really tell about construction on the seat, but the yarn on the handle bars looks like it was just randomly knotted, braided and wrapped around.  Also some more yarn just randomly wrapped around the frame. With flowers.

How to use fun fur on a bike.

Seen downtown in Santa Cruz, CA.  Oh, yes… Didn’t I say anything? I no longer live on the east coast.


DIY Bike Fenders

My bike pre-fenders

I tried buying fenders for my bike.  None of them fit.  So I found these instructions to make my own custom fenders.  I was able to find a big coroplast sign to recycle. (This has also been called gator board.  It’s constructed like cardboard except it’s plastic.) I cut two strips each 2 inches wide and 8 strips 1 inch wide.  Take a look below to see how it’s constructed. 

The nice thing about making your own fenders is that you can make adjustments really easily.  Something is rubbing or too long? Cut it and fix! Want a different color? Spray paint!  Super super easy.  Now if it would  only rain for me to see how well they work.