Monday, December 8, 2008

Goodbye Beads

This weekend I decided to purge my bead stash. From ages 8-16 beading was my craft of choice, and I amassed a huge quantity of beads. I swear I still have beads that I picked out when I was 10 years old. Needless to say, my taste has changed. Somehow a yin yang beaded necklace does not seem as cool as it did in 1995. I got out my beading supplies to fix a friend's bracelet (which I discovered I need more supplies to do) and ended up going through the beads. 99% are going to be donated, but I did keep a few.

I also decided that while I had everything out, I might as well makes a hodgepodge collection of stitch markers. Some, like the butterfly one above are an homage to my 4th grade beading tastes. Others are just cool, funky beads I didn't want to get rid of.

I cast on The Boy Hat as a Christmas present for my sister's BF. I started it on US 8 needles, which proved to be way to huge, ripped back about 2 inches, and started again on size US 7 needles. The yarn is Bernat Cashmere Natural Blends, a synthetic and cashmere blend that makes for a nice soft machine washable hat.

A shot of the Sharks warming up on Saturday:

They lost to Edmonton, but the Sharks are still #1 in the NHL!

1 comment:

Sarah said...

the "good-bye beads" made me sad. Remember the ribbons you won at the fair?