24 June 2010
7 Small Shawls: T - 191 days and counting down.
I got to work a little on my beaded beauty today, but most of of the day was spent running errands, going to swim practice and working on my secret project. Shawl #3 has a random pattern of beads, and they are all placed using a crochet hook, rather than by stringing the beads beforehand. I prefer this method for several reasons: the beads stay where you put them, they can be seen equally well from either side, they don't have to slide up and down the yarn, and this method doesn't require much pre-planning at all. It's a very simple process, really. Really! It is. :)
When you come to the spot you wish to place the bead, get out your teensy crochet hook!
You start by placing a bead on the small hook. This is a size 14 steel hook and a size 6/0 square holed seed bead. Then you put the hook through the next stitch on your left needle.
And you pull the stitch -with the hook- through the bead.
Pull the stitch off the left needle.
And then replace it.
Work the stitch as usual.
And there you have it! Beaded!
In other news, remember last week when I said I'd have something exciting to share this week? Well! I can finally tell you that my sweater is on the cover of the fall Knitscene!
I am beyond excited! It's up for pre-sale today on Interweave's site. Squeeeeeeeeeeee!!!