B is for Beads
I’ve been knitting the Belle Greene shawl from Stitching in the Stacks. I’m a short distance into the beaded, knitted on border. This particular pattern calls for beading individual stitches, rather than stringing the beads on the yarn and then working them in. It’s a slow and somewhat fiddly process:
I briefly considered using green or yellow beads for this, but given the Atomic Limon yarn I quickly gave that up as a lost cause.
Strangely enough, I’ve got a couple more beaded projects in my Ravelry queue at the moment. I ordered the Stereo Cuff Kit from Laura Nelkin’s Etsy shop. The plan is to make the cuff, learn the technique, then use it to make a beaded mini-Dr. Who scarf.
I bought the beads some time ago, and tried to make a peyote stitch lanyard. I failed miserably, but hopefully I can make it work this way. I’m thinking that if I just use a few beads per narrow row, and embroidery floss in coordinating colors, this should be a reasonably quick and affordable project…
Blog Contests and Giveaways
I didn’t win the Expression Fiber Arts giveaway for $1200 worth of yarn, the Vinterbar Cowl Kit giveaway from Sandrah Singh, or the handmade beads from Silverniknacks. I’ve entered giveaways for carved wooden (and other) crochet hooks from Made of Change (10 April) and for John Arbon yarn/socks from Plutonium Muffins (15 April).