Wednesday, May 25, 2005

A Finished Object: Wire Bracelet

Yay! I'm done with the quickie wire and bead bracelet I started a couple of days ago. I have posted pictures as well as instructions for how to make one on my blog.

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Picture Success!

I've finally gotten an okay picture of my wire and bead knitted bracelet. It looks a bit more delicate in real life, I think, but you can click here to see the picture for yourself. Not-Yarn is great fun!

Wire + Beads + Knitting Needles = Fun!

While at the fabric store for completely non-knitting related supplies (like new pinking shears after breaking mine cutting up dress shirts for the rug I'm making for this not-yarn-along), I realized they actually sold jewelry-making goodies, too. Having seen that jewelry can be knitted, I couldn't resist the temptation to snatch up a few packets of beads, some clasps and some wire. I spent the better part of yesterday evening threading the colorful beads onto my wire. Then, I cast on and now have about half a bracelet. I love the look of it. Just doing a simple garter stitch, placing a bead between each stitch makes a stunning little bracelet. It's actually quite dainty.

I attempted to photograph the thing, but it doesn't seem very photogenic (darn double chin). My camera seems to have trouble focusing in on it. I'm going to attempt it again after recharging the camera batteries and see if it'll work better if I just place it on an all white background. I'll let you know when I get a picture of it posted on my site so you can come have a look.

Monday, May 09, 2005

Man's Best Friend

Please check my blog www.purlingpodd.com. I made a rope dog toy for my dog. He absolutely loves it!!

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

RexLace

Hey all! Sorry I don't have pictures at the moment, but I think I might be using RexLace as my medium for the project... I started knitting a swatch on size 7s, and I am noticing it can be a pain b/c it's flat & depending on how it twists, the loop size varies. So my cast-on row is atrocious! I thought it could make a cute purse - maybe something like this (only obviously not furry ;) I bought a spool (100 yrds) each of RexLace in color #44 (clear raspberry) and #25 (silver sparkle). Let me know what you think!