I feel like it’s been ages since I posted, and even I’m wondering Where Have I Been?!
Well, I’ve succumbed to the Beading Bug, and am trying the art of beading in order to create some new knitting. I have bought / read a slew of beading materials and have been learning basic beading as a means to enhance my knitting. I want to go beyond what’s out there and my mind is swirling with possibilities to test.
I’m only posting a few pictures today to show you my first trial of knitting with beads that I learned in my class at VKL this past January.
I had bought this sparkly yarn from Holiday Yarns at the VKL Marketplace and have knitted and ripped and tried different patterns out. I bought some beads and completed a (self-designed) pattern, deciding not to frog it as it’s a perfect weight for a spring scarf.
The Princess Boa also included a beading technique of applying the bead (bell) during the knitting instead of adding them all to the yarn before knitting and then sliding them up for the necessary stitch.
I am quite thrilled with all the new possibilities ahead and race home each day after work to try something new.
So much fun! More reports to come…