Tuesday, July 12, 2011


My attention span is even more scattered than the thunderstorms that might- or might not - pop up around here.

So scattered that, even though I have just a little bit more left to do on the Hardanger project you saw last post, I just didn't feel like returning to it this evening.

This past weekend I ran across some beads while looking for something else. Isn't that the way it always goes?!

Just inexpensive acrylic beads, but I left them out near the leftover ball of Eco-Cotton Blend from the last bag thinking I might could come up
with some use for the combination of the two.

Ravelry to the rescue.

I just typed in 'beads' and 'bag' into the advanced pattern search field and then narrowed the results to knitted bags. Even then most of the results were not what I was looking for, but it didn't take long to glance over them and find something I liked.

Since I didn't have too many beads, I thought I'd probably have to randomly place them around the bag, but then I happened upon a free pattern for a small bag with a beaded picot cast on. Perfect.

Of course I couldn't be bothered to read ahead, so it was only after I got the cast on complete that I learned the bag wasn't knit in the round, so I abandoned the rest of that pattern. This is as far as I got tonight, but it kept me amused and distracted from the weather!


Mimi said...

You are an endless source of ideas. I know I'll never make most--maybe any--of them but I enjoy reading about your string adventures. And I love the new profile photo!

Sheri said...

With the heat even coming through the walls, who can take their mind off it? It's so hot I need a shower after a shower!
Love your little bag. Must go check out the links.

minipurl said...

What a cool idea, no pun intended ;0