7 Small Shawls: T - 165 days and counting down.
Do you ever feel like time is moving too quickly? But then you realize that something you thought was a week ago was actually the day before? Heh. Me too. I've been in a serious time warp. The good news is that I was thinking that more time had passed than actually had. It's never good to be behind, thinking it's Monday when it's actually Thursday.
Today I got some more time on my Precioussssss. And it's true confession time here. Remember when I said that I didn't like to use the floss method of placing beads? Well, it's grown on me. Especially since I took my knitting to #1 Son's morning swim practice today. I have to say: that string of beads was super handy to have and I was silently thanking whoever it was who first thought of this brilliant idea and hoping they didn't notice me foolishly saying I don't like their amazingly awesome method. The other thing? The floss method is much easier on the yarn than the crochet hook, so if you're ripping and re-knitting and re-beading a lot like I am (because I'm swatching and I don't want to waste the beautiful yarnz), it's nice not to be splitting the yarn even a little.
Which brings me to another confession: I ripped out the previous swatch on the shawl. It just wasn't quite right. And I did what I often do: simplified. It always happens; I start with too much and I winnow it down until it sings to me.
In this case, I took out some yarn-overs and added more beads. Because really? You can never have too many beads. Especially when you're creating a starry night sky.
I really like it now.
I went from meh to YES! Now for the edging. It's in my mind; I just need to transfer it to yarn.
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