how cool are these????
so the story goes like this. have to make a hostess gift. bowl of glass beads that eldest child does not want sitting on desk. have moved this bowl a ga-zillion times. they should be thrown out. wait that isn't very green. they should be knit into something. hmmmmm, i could do that (see how my brain just jumps??) hey, need to make that gift. i'll use those beads.
so with really no plan, i start knitting. i had quite a bit of the mauch chunky in redwood, so i just randomly knit in the beads. i dropped the stitch pulled it through the bead with a crochet hook, the hooked back up to the needles. since they all matched color-wise, i just stuck them on.
when i finished, i didn't think that i could part with the bag. so, i cast on another. this is in tide pool and eggplant. here is placed the beads in a line well into the eggplant.
i am an aggressive felter, very hot with very little water. i used more water and let the bags sit for about five minutes before i began the agitation to limit the chances that the beads would shatter. i had to felt for a longer time, but only lost three beads. i drained them as well as i could by squeezing gently and put them on the registers for three days of drying. since it was so chilly here, they got lots of heat.
i need to do more grooming on them, but i'm tickled with the results. now, what one to keep? and how to get more of those *&^*%#^ beads!