Ok guys, I know I've been REALLY bad about posting lately and I feel terrible about it BUT...will this help to start making up for the lack of knitting content??? I have to tell you that I haven't had this much fun knitting a sock in a long time. I had some trouble to start due to my own stubbornness but once I got with the program I've been having a blast. My problem to start was with the beads and my lack of wanting to strand them on the yarn. I thought I could place the beads as I knit by working up to the stitch that the bead should be worked on, slipping a bead on the end of a tiny crochet hook and then pulling that stitch through the bead. It worked great for the first few stitches. Then for some reason, the stitches decided they didn't want to be pulled through the beads. And the yarn decided it was going to split. What a freakin' mess. So after trying to thread one stitch through a bead big enough to fit on the shank of a steel size 13 crochet hook 100 times (no, I'm not exaggerating here) with no success, I decided to frog the sock and start again. This time I put all the beads onto the yarn before I started knitting. And it worked. Go figure. I'm using Wildfoote Desert Grass, 40" size 2 Addi Turbo and celery glass 8/0 beads which I purchased from Land of Odds. Boy do they have beads. The pattern is Glad Raggs designed by Laura Andersson (HI LAURA!!!) and it's the current pattern for the Yahoo 6SoxKAL. Laura did an amazing job with this pattern and I plan to knit it again. So, what do you all think???
I have to thank you all for being so patient with me on the mini secret pal swap. It's taking me way too long to get my arse in gear and I do sincerely apologize but life's been crazy. We've been having a really hard time with my ex and his new wife. I'll fill you in soon but in the meantime, if you could keep us in your thoughts and/or prayers we'd be incredibly grateful.
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