Wednesday, November 09, 2005
By the light of the Silvery Beads
My beaded yarn came out realy lovely I think. I got the fiber from our friend Kerry, it is a really smooth blend of forest green with a hint of yellow scattered thoughout. More tedious than un-beady spinning of course, but the end result was worth the effort. Now what to knit?
It's harder to choose what to knit from your handspun I think? Maybe because I have not spun much yet - I cant quite bring myself to wind it up out of its hank!!! (makes me nervous, it is so neat and tidy and pretty)
I decided to use round Swarovski crystal beads 4mm clear to be precise to spin into the yarn. And I just ordered some 5mm Crystal Ab round beads for the next project - these have a rainbow coating for extra sparkle and I am going to put them with the black alpaca tops I recently got from ...... I will tell you next time with a photo (I can't remeber) but it is very soft and wonderful.
I went fairly light of the beads for this first go. But I would like to make a really beady one.