Thursday, August 19, 2010

Something New

Last month I met with knitting bud Millie to learn how to make a fringe beaded bracelet. We had such a good time that we met again this past Saturday and was joined by Nancy another knitting bud and very good friend of Millie. She's been beading for years and is a wealth of knowledge where beading is concerned.

I learned how to do flat peyote stitch by weaving a narrow band bracelet using size 8 seed beads in black, teal and silver. I finished it Saturday night and even though it's not perfect I love the colors and plan to make some wider bracelets in other colors.

Before I left Saturday we decided on our next project and I left with a list of supplies to order. I wasn't planning to start or invest in another hobby but beading is something I've been interested in for a long time. I really like the idea of creating pieces to go with my wardrobe so I'm sure beading will pop up more frequently on this blog.

Yesterday I finished the first Woolly Wormhead hat I've made in months. I love her patterns and innovative designs.


Pattern: Brownie from Twisted Woolly Toppers
Yarn: Cascade 220 Spring Granny Smith
Needles: 6 US
Size: Child's medium (17 inches)

I followed this pattern as written. No mods were needed.

I picked my Aeolian Shawl back up. I can't believe it's been almost a year since I last worked on it. I've already worked the first agave repeat so there's not a whole lot left to do. The slow part is adding the beads with the crochet hook. I need to reduce my wip list so this is a step in the right direction.


cici said...

this is fabulous. I use to bead back in the day. It can have quicker results than my knitting♥ The hat is looking good!!!!!

Acornbud said...

Your bracelet is wonderful! I don't have the patience for seed beads. The hat is really cool. I'll have to check it ou.

Kathy said...

great wooly wormhead. Love the hat.

Kirsten said...

Oh, I have a tackle box full of beads. It's like everything else -- the urge to amass a palette to play with. The hat is wonderful!

Catherine said...

I absolutely love that hat! I wish I could knit like that-- it looks fantastic!