Current bead count: dunno, lost count/A LOT
I'm getting a bit addicted to my dahlia at the moment, as I can see the end in sight. I only have a couple of inches of the body left to go before I get to the edging! The EPIC NINE ROW EDGING that is.
I think the beads are just subtle enough, though I've been adding a lot of them. I'm a bit worried that I may run out actually.
Every time I post this project for WIP Wednesday, I get at least one comment about how someone is afraid to try beading. I would just like to say that this is my first go with beads using the dental floss method. And while it is fiddly, it's really not that hard. I can even do it on the train, and that's saying something. I find wrapping the dental floss around my left wrist (I am right handed) and poking the end down my sleeve with the pointy bit dangling out is a good method to keep everything in place. Let me know if that doesn't make any sense.
|beeeeaaddddsssss (read it like a zombie, it's funny)|
I've also made a little progress on my knitting of last week, but didn't take a picture. Here is a close up from last week for your adminration. I've really only made 2 more repeats of the pattern, leaving about 15 to go.
Thanks to everyone for leaving such encouraging and constructive comments last week, after I revealed my frustration with my first proper knitting project. I can see now the yarn is probably not the best choice for a beginner knitter, but I'm going to persevere just because I don't know what else I should knit right now, and because I am making progress, albeit slowly.
And I have a mini story to tell... I dropped a stitch! It was infuriating! I thought I was being very clever and knitting in the car on the drive home from Sassafras, and we went over a bump and the stitch was gone! Instead of throwing my knitting out the window, which was my first impulse, I took a breath, finished off the row and put the knitting away. When I got home I googled about what to do about this dilemma, watched this video, and managed to pick the stitch up!! You can't even tell I dropped it now. I felt like a knitting wizard!
I still like crochet much better than knitting, though I would love to become a master knitter only because knitting can produce much more varied and versatile results. I'm just so impatient and don't want to waste my time faffing about with garter garter garter stitch... I want a to make something spectacular!
I'm now listening to audio book two of the Skulduggery Pleasant series. I've read it before, but there is so much I honestly can't remember, it's like experiencing it for the first time again. In short: Lovin' it. I walk the long way to work just so I can listen to it some more.
|Skulduggery: "I'm probably your hero."|
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