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The beads blend in with my yarn but I can still see them. Some people like contrasting beads but I like them to be more subtle. In between binding quilts, I’ve been knitting a few rows on this shawl. The yarn reads gray overall but the color is called Storm … I like the subtle variation. The pattern is Cobweb and I’m about to start the lacy part.
Can you believe I spent 6+ hours last night binding off this shawl? It’s blocking now and you’ll see it again once I’m able to get a glamour shot but can you believe that I can make something this beautiful? I can’t!
I love the sparkle from the beads.
The Wolle’s CCC yarn (color changing cotton) was a little fussy to work with, 4 strands that aren’t twisted together, but worth the effort. I’ve got 5 other skeins that will eventually become shawls.
This shawl by the way is wider than the other one skein ones I’ve done other than the Calla Shawl and even preblocking, wrapped around my shoulders or neck easily and stayed in place well.
This is what my knitting looked like Friday night …
I stayed up late to knit a few more rows and made a mistake that I could not recover from … So now my shawl looks like this…
I wanted to knit last night but was too frustrated still to cast on again so I pulled out the Herringbone Shawl … I love this one and it’s easy knitting but it’s 3/4 done and with my recent disaster in mind, I tossed a lifeline in just in case!!
I spent some time looking through my queue debating starting a different shawl rather than casting on this one on again today but I decided to just restart and to make sure I add a lifeline before starting the lace and beading.
I’m going to piece a little this afternoon but we’ll watch the Super Bowl tonight and I’ll knit. – go Denver! Not usually one of my favorite teams but it’s been fun this year to see Peyton Manning do so well.
I shouldn’t have shown the photo last night before finishing my picot bind off . I really enjoyed knitting this Boo Humbug scarf... My first project with a provisional cast on and my 2nd with beads. I love how it turned out and my next project will also be a Boo Knit design with beads. I like the ruffly look of these ends so I might not block this.
We got home Sunday night – I’m coming down with a cold and I didn’t feel like doing much today so I slept late and then spent most of my day knitting. All I have left is the picot bind off on this scarf. Not the best photo but it will do for tonight.
No change on the condo … Too many phone calls and emails without results. Insurance issues continue, the drying and tear out continue.
I had a bunch of emails and comments about the beading on my scarf so I thought I’d share this Knitty article. you can also google knitting with beads and there are YouTube tutorials. I use the hooking method not the prestrung one and it’s really hard to capture a photo that shows the sparkle beads give a project. My beads tend to match or closely match my yarn and I don’t like a lot of contrast but even in projects like this scarf I’m knitting where the beads exactly match my yarn, they add so much when the light catches them.
Here’s another view
Chesty loves when I knit because unlike when I’m working in the sewing or longarm rooms, he can curl up with me!
I’m making progress on my Aunt’s quilt and got it turned today and started on the 3 rd set of borders.
I’m working from the inside out and trying to take up the fullness as I go. So far I’m doing OK but the flower block in the top corner is going to give me fits … Apparently when my aunt took the borders off and reapplied them, she added a strip of fabric next to this block which left it kind of wonky. I’ll have another wonky one when I get to the bottom too.
I slept from about 8pm until 12am last night and got up to sew and knit some. First I made more blocks for the the Pinwheels and Rails quilt but what I really wanted to do was knit so I spent most of the time knitting before heading back to bed at 7am.
I finally got to the beaded sections.
I’d bought this Fleegle beader online months ago but didn’t like it on my first try so I’d been doing my beading with a small crochet hook. Last night I decided to try the beader again and was able to make it work. What I like best is that I can fill it up with beads so I don’t have to scoop one each time. It makes the beading go faster.