Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Beads choosen

Here are the beads for my Arabian Nights shawl (see blue yarn in center on last post). I am ready to begin, but will wait on Jackie, my Oregon buddy, to get her beads. We are going to knit this together. She is doing the Moroccan Days version (see russet yarn to the right on last post).
I'm still not sure if I am going to do the fringe. I will have to do a swatch and see what I like best.
I have been working on a shawl for the Little Knits Schaefer Trenna contest. It is my first use of beads in knitting. I am learning techniques on different bead placements. It has been a good learning experience for me. It will help me on my Arabian Nights shawl.
Here are some photos of socks that I have finished. The khaki ones are for my Michael and the Blue/red ones are for a friend for Christmas. The ones in progress are for me. It is funny because the color of the yarn matches my Knitpicks harmony needles! I am using Panda Cotton in the color Sable and the yarn is so soft and spongy. I have discovered that I like working socks on the one long circular needle. I find that I prefer to use a heavier yarn (sport or dk). They go rather quickly and keep the feet so nice and toasty! I am glad to get that "luvin" feeling back for sock knitting and it is a great portable knitting project.. I do so love to pamper my feet.

I have a tight deadline on the Trenna shawl. Which reminds me, I need to go get my quota of rows in. Will have photos of swatches soon.


fleegle said...

I love the beads--what wonderful shimmery colors! And the stripy socks are cute, too!

boo4baby said...

I love seeing your pictures! You are soooo talented, friend!