Sunshine!

Spring

I just went for a little walk around a bit of the village and took my camera with me. It is a delight to see all the pretty spring flowers nodding their heads. The picture above is a link to an online album of all the shots shown in the contact sheet image.

I am knitting some beaded socks, I have started them three times, twice with some beads which looked awful on the yarn and then I went to my local bead shop in the village and he found me some really gorgeous ones at a fraction of the price of the proper knitting beads. I am really enjoying following the complicated chart. Each sock needs 168 beads threading onto the yarn before you start to knit. I found threading the beads on the most tedious of tasks. The first lot of beads went well on another yarn I have bought for another project and I thought of a way to transfer the beads from the wrong yarn to the right yarn. I used two of those tiny wire bead threaders with the collapsing eye, one on each of the yarn ends, I then twisted the two wire threaders together and slid the beads from one thread to the other, now I don’t have to go through the rigmarole of counting and threading the beads on the other yarn. It is sitting patiently in my stash beautifully decorated with a string of beads, waiting for me to make it into another pair of beaded socks…oh well….time to get on with some more of the chart, I do so love a challenge. Doesn’t time fly when you say to yourself, ‘I’ll just get to the end of this row’…then, ‘I’ll just complete this chart’…then ‘I’ll just turn this heel’….oh my, what’s for dinner!!!!????

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About picperfic

I dye luxurious fibre blends for spinners and felters, and sew beautiful bags, project bags and needle/hook organisers to a very high standard, using designer fabrics and then I photograph them!
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4 Responses to Sunshine!

  1. Marianne says:

    The photos are all lovely, sweet Springtime!Look at you and the beaded socks! I’m happy to see a Marianne do that because I’m pretty sure this one (that be me) won’t be. ;^)

  2. Faerynuff says:

    It’s been lovely here too, but apparently it was raining in Omagh when Grandma rang me :)I can’t wait to see your socks – they’ll be finished tomorrow I bet! Where are Barry’s new socks?These girls love their Grandma socks and Maddie only ever wants to wear them, not even her Strawberry Shortcake ones are favourites anymore!No, I haven’t found my phone yet. I heard the battery going dead but couldn’t locate the beep.

  3. CG says:

    Wow, I like the idea of beaded socks!! How luxurious. Am going to find the tape measure this weekend I promise!!!

  4. talj says:

    Lovely images from your walk!! Looks like the sunshine is doing us all some good! :o) xx

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