Friday, January 21, 2011

One at a time...

That pretty much sums up knitting, doesn't it?
When you can't keep up, you... cheat!  This is going to sound like cheating, but really, I wouldn't call it that:
I planned a KAL with a friend to start in March. (I'm too busy to get to it before then, I said.)  We've wanted to do something with beads. Really couldn't make a decision about the project, so I wait until said KAL friend goes away for the weekend, to be distracted by Vogue Live (NYC) and then I pounce!  I stumble upon the pattern I want (even though she insists that it was her idea all along) and I go ahead and cast on, knit row one, and JUST to see if it's really what I want, I start row 2 to get the feel of beads.  And to evaluate the straw color with green beads. (I have a stashed dark blue/green, too.)
I'll be away from this project for about 3 weeks, so I'm giving KAL friend a chance to catch up.
Here it is:

Let me tell you, it's going to take quite awhile at one bead out of 644 beads, using size 11 hook.
Pattern: Oslo Walk Shawl by Susanna IC from Interweave Knits, Winter 2010
Yarn: Lace Solids by Misti Alpaca Lace / 2 ply 100% Alpaca 437 yards


  1. Haha, that's funny. Of course you've got to get started to see how you like it. :) I've never knitted with beads before, but I imagine it's time-consuming. Will have to wait until March to see how this project goes!

  2. I love your little baby bonnet. It is very cute. And your story about the hymns. I am jealous of your talent. Then your darning post. I just repaired - well that's not quite correct, but that was the intent - a Dale of Norway sweater for a customer of a high end clothing shop. What a mess I made of it. I am not sure which he would like less - my repair or the original hole.

  3. what shall I say?? I'm not starting MY beaded shawl until March!! Hoping to have a needle freed-up for the project by then!;-)

  4. One at a time...and when all else fails--cheat? Hey--this could be golf! Maybe you've really been playing that all along and not realizing it!?!

  5. Yes, it will take a while...but I can't wait to see the results!!


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