Sunday, June 1, 2008

Experimentation


Day 2 of the Green Beaded Experiment.

I always feel that most of the time I barely have the time to DO a pattern, much less play around and EXPERIMENT with ideas that may not/probably won't work; thus wasting precious time. So working on an experiment is always fraught with uneasiness. When really it shouldn't be. It should be Fun and Exciting.
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So far the actual knitting of this is Fun. This is my first time adding beads to knitting. I'm using the 'add as you go' technique employing a fine crochet hook to place the bead on the stitch. (Actually my finest hook was not quite fine enough and I resorted to the finer hook on the end of my tatting shuttle. Not only does it work well for this, the bulbous shuttle is easier and faster to pick up when I need it.)
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I love the combination of the color of this thread (Forest Green - Coats Royale) and the bright, shiny, dark red of the beads (Blue Moon). In fact, I love it so much that I'm feared I might not be able to find more if this first try fails. In fact the Coats link does not show it in the current color list so I'm working with a discontinued color.
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I've completed about a third of the repeats so far. I could pull it off onto a string to see if it's working but I think I shall plow ahead and postpone any (inevitable?) heartbreak.
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"The guy who takes a chance, who walks the line between the known and unknown, who is unafraid of failure, will succeed. "
Gordon Parks (1912-2006)

2 comments:

Jennifer said...
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Mary said...

Verrrry interesting! What will it be? When the picture is enlarged, the pretty red beads really show up.