Friday, July 4, 2014

Fourth of July new learning amid sleeping and tv watching on a rainy day

Nothing much going on today, rainy, cool, sleepy day, so I wove a little purse on straws and finished it with crochet.  This needs to be stretched and pressed before I can see it better. Right now it's not worth looking at!

Meanwhile I thought it would be fun to learn something new.  In the toolbox of sewing supplies I acquired a few days ago, there was a minute crochet hook, the kind I've been wanting for a while. I needed it to learn how to do beaded knitting using a crochet hook to apply beads rather than doing the tedious task of threading them on the yarn, which involves counting and planning.  The crochet hook method suits my random nature, since you can place beads wherever it suddenly occurs to you.

So here's my new learning, white sparkly homespun yarn courtesy of Ash, wood beads courtesy of Judy T., thank you both.  





Note the little crochet hook, along with the size 2 bamboo needles. Click to see better.

If you want to try your hand at this skill, which is fun to do, go here for a verbal explanation, very clear, easy to follow, with still pix to illustrate.

It occurs to me that today I wove, crocheted and knitted. Interesting on a  day where I officially did nothing but watch Campion on a DVD and sleep on the sofa.

2 comments:

margaret said...

such tiny needles, the veading looks lovely on your knitting

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Thank you for pointing out the great instructions for adding beads. I did it once on a felted bag and the method I used certainly wasn't as easy as this.