My internet friend over at Revelations of a Delusional Knitter is hosting a Summer Bead-Along! I'm excited to participate, because I've never tried beading, so I signed up!
Then I started to look on ravelry for beaded knit patterns - easy stuff, that I could start out on. I found some, but they just didn't appeal to me. So, I started thinking, and doodling. I came up with this:
Haha, I know, nothing. When I doodle out designs in my notebook, I think at the same time. So, sometimes the result doesn't make any sense unless you're me. Of course, if I ended up not making any solid decisions, but if I did, I would have recorded them more dutifully. At first I thought I'd design some sort of lace shawl, but I couldn't think of what to do. Then I thought that I needed beads that were larger, both because of my eyes and because my hands will benefit from larger needles.
So, I decided to make a "beaded argyle bag" There will only be two colors, and the lines of the argyle will be beads :) I went out to the store to get supplies after work, and I found the perfect beads to match the yarn that my friend Kate gave me!
I'm slightly tempted to go off restriction a few hours early, since I really want to start this! Anyway, if you're interested, the along goes all summer, but you need to find a pattern by tomorrow! Click the picture below for more information! :)
Oh, also, my friend Kate gave me this doodad.
I think it's used to string beads onto work, but that's just because I have beads on the brain... am I channeling the Little Mermaid, or does this have some other use that I'm totally missing?