Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Beading Along

Time flies when you're purged, so I meant to post these up a while ago... but just got around to it today.  May I introduce you to my Summer Bead-Along Project!

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The pattern is Garnet Mitts by Sarah Marsden, and I REALLY like the combination red beads + yellow Frog Tree Alpaca Fingering Yarn.  When I look at this project, I think of the scene from the animated Hobbit movie, where the red dragon is lying on piles of gold coins and rubies (along with other treasure, I'm sure).  I'm happily working on these, along with my other project that I should blog about soon.

This is my first time knitting with beads, and I'm confused why I was so scared! The beads on this patten are pre-strung, so whenever you want to place a bead you just pop it in place - really easy! I would definitely recommend this pattern, though there is no sizing advice or detailed photos, so I'm a little miffed about paying $5.50 for it.  I thought I would have some good advice for a beginning beader, but it really doesn't :P

Anyway, I'm psyched to be part of the Summer Bead Along, hosted by Revelations of a Delusional Knitter.  If you're interested, check out her post here! There's still time to enter, and there are some super cool prizes at the end :)

8 comments:

  1. Beautiful, it's beautiful. Can't wait to see the finished object

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  2. Those. Are. Gorgeous. The combination of beads and yarn is heavenly, and the fact that you described it while talking about the animated Hobbit movie (which I loooved as a kid) makes my nerdy little heart sing. :)

    I'm glad your first knitting-with-beads venture is going well. Crocheting-with-beads is one of the things I'm hoping to try...sometime, but I'm kind of intimidated by the idea, too.

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  3. Awesome! Love the red beads against the white yarn!

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  4. Beaded mitts ia really great idea - I shall try it. I'll look forweard to seeing how yours turn out. The sparkly red is lovely againt the lighter yarn.

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  5. Judging from the wrist these are going to be very pretty mitts. :)

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  6. I haven't knit with beads yet - the stringing of the beads in advance actually has always scared me off. It seems like it could end up a tangle-y mess, but yours looks great. Gives me confidence!

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