This past weekend I made quite a bit of progress on my Vodka Lemonade. It was the perfect project to take with me on a road trip hubby and I took on Saturday and I was so happy with how much I got done in a day. I have about 18 more rows to go before I separate the sleeves, but it’s taking shape and I love not only the pattern but the MadTosh that I’m using for this project.
Compared to the others in the KAL in the MadelineTosh Group, I’m way behind but that’s ok, I’m knitting at my pace and was told not too long ago that “knitting is not a race”, and I so agree!
As I mentioned in an early post, I’m taking Laura Nelkin’s online Craftsy Class, Knitting with Beads. I loved it when she mentioned that our bead stash would grow like our yarn stash, and she’s right!
As I go through Laura’s class, I am already planning projects to incorporate beads and recently purchased two tubes of Miyuki Beads size 6 online from a great Etsy shop, Edwards Jewelry Supply. This shop has a lovely collection of Miyuki beads in a wide array of colors.
I chose a tube in Metallic Matte Silver Gray to go with my stash of Zen Yarn Garden Serenity Silk in colorway Silver Moon and a tube in a Teal mix to go with my stash of Malabrigo Sock Yarn in colorway Indiecita.
I haven’t quite decided on what pattern I will be using or if I’m knitting both as shawls, or one shawl and one scarf. I do know that I love how beads look on knitted pieces and think I have found yet another technique to enhance my knitting.
Until next time, happy knitting, crocheting, spinning and crafting!