15 July 2010
7 Small Shawls: T - 169 days and counting down.
Today, between moments of packing club shipments up and making more pins, I got a little time with my preciousssssss. I just had to pet the yarn and play with the beads. It's been so long.
Plus, I was aching to try out a new method for placing beads. After hearing so many great things about it, I decided to try SuperFloss from Oral B. I had to track some down online first. Apparently, no one around here uses it.
It comes in a box of 50 (I think) pre-cut pieces. Each piece has a stiff end (for threading through braces) and it's fairly easy to string beads on it. And even though I knotted the end, I really didn't need to, since the floss plumps up and the beads really stay put.
To place a bead, stick the end of the floss through the stitch to be beaded and then move a bead up and run the thread back through the bead.
Pull the stitch off the needle.
Settle the bead down on the stitch and replace it on the left needle. Work as usual.
The best thing about this method is that you can keep quite a few beads ready to go on the floss. It seems like it would be great for travel.
Other than that, though, I'm not a huge fan of this method. It works fine, but I love my little teensy crochet hook more. :)
Well, now. It's back to work for me. Happy beading!