Monday, December 08, 2008

growing pains

Leah is a fairly adventurous knitter, often just trying things on her own and seeing what happens. She recently saw the Faberge neckwarmer pattern and was curious about the stitch pattern and learning how to place beads onto knitting with a crochet hook. I've never done either of those things and was busy finishing up Jesse's sweater(!), so she toodled off on her own to give it a try.

Close, but not quite right, so we'll aim to sit down later today, rip back, and see if we can figure it out together. I'm not sure if the stitch repeat is being done wrong or the beads aren't the right size, or a combination of the two, but I know we'll both learn something along the way. And it's nice to know we can always put a call out to the blogosphere, Ravelry, the knitters we'll be with tonight, and/or the designer of this neckwarmer if we need a hand!
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Blogger Turtle said...

a good first attempt though!

1:05 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

I found that using dental floss (specifically, the Oral B Super Floss strands) was much easier than using a crochet hook, with which I'd usually split the yarn. There are 50 strands in a pack of the Super Floss (ie, a lifetime supply for you and your knitting friends). Load up a bunch of beads on the fuzzy center section where the smaller beads will stay without sliding off. Bend one of the floss ends into a hook shape. Proceed as you would with a crochet hook. Easy peasy!

1:40 AM  
Blogger Rani said...

Wow. It's really pretty though! Can't wait to see it finished!

1:57 PM  

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