Sunday, January 26, 2014

Oh Beads!

Finished my puff for today.  I think I'll get 3-4 more out of my current skein.  I am doing all mine from Koigu KPPPM.  Yarn I purchased from Amanda.  It was originally purchased by her as a kit to make a jacket.  She decided not to make the jacket, and I got it in my head that I would make it.  I did start the thing, but in the end decided that I really didn't like it as much as I thought I would.  I will assume an average of 14 puffs from a skein.  Now I just need to go down to the craft room and count up how many skeins I have to see if I have enough to make the size blanket I want.  If not, I will need to purchase more as I see it at a good price.  Either that, or resign myself to the fact that my blanket will be smaller than planned.

Last night I stayed up watching "The White Queen" on Starz On Demand, and finished crocheting all the pieces to Otto the Turtle.  Still need to stuff his legs and get them sewn to the shoes and his body, as well as sew his shell pieces on.  Pretty sure I will get this finished tonight, but I plan on working on my needlework project this afternoon while watching more of  "The White Queen".

This is what the needlework project currently looks like.  Not sure how much I'll be able to complete today because I keep getting distracted.

Distracted by all the beads being mixed up and not in their proper spot!  The blue should all be in the top left space; the yellow/green all in the bottom left space; red, dark green, and orange in the top middle space; purple and white in the bottom middle space; and nothing except the needles and large greenish beads should be in the rightmost space.  See, I have this cat .....

Digit has managed to knock this box (luckily with the lid firmly closed) off the table several times, and each time it has landed upside down.  It could be worse I suppose, but trying to fish out the right bead (and these are size 11 and 15 seed beads) from these small spaces is a pain in the behind.  I find myself adding one bead to the project, then sorting beads to their proper spaces for the next 15 minutes or so.  Makes for slow progress on the project at hand.  I'll try to be less anal about this and just stitch today, but no promises!

1 comment:

  1. LOL!!! Now I know what you meant when the beads hit the floor while we were talking! Love all the projects!