Saturday, July 16, 2011

Summer Bead-A-Long Update #6

My first beading attempt didn't go so well. I actually had quite a few rows done, but kept having difficulties with stitch count and beads moving, etc. So I moved on to a new project and a different method of beading.

Now I am using Oral-B Superfloss and placing the beads as I go. I found a great video tutorial on The Knit Girllls site.

This shawl is going much quicker, but it may be due to the fact that the beginning was solely stockinette :o)

Each bead is placed individually on the knit stitch as its being knitted.

This past Wednesday was the planning meeting for my local Knitters' Guild. I volunteered to teach a class at the October meeting this year on beading. I've been doing so much research for these projects for the Bead-A-Long and trying different techniques so when beading came up as a suggestion I piped up that I would do it. I am supervisor of my department at work and often teach classes to a wide range of people on the equipment we use and how to use it. Its not my favorite thing to do, standing up in front of a crowd and speaking, but I am fully capable of it.

I would really like to have a few completed projects to show for the meeting. I tried casting on for Entomology again last night and tried 3 times to get started and it just wasn't working out ... I am on the hunt for a new pattern to use with this yarn and the 1200+ beads I've already strung on! Entomology is a great pattern, its very well written and the instructions are more than clear ... it and I are just not getting along.

How is your Bead-A-Long project going? Didn't start one yet??? C'mon and join us!

I've been compiling a list of beading resources throughout the BAL, check out my Summer 2011 Bead-A-Long page for links.

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Wanderingcatstudio said...

I frogged my beading project too.. I'll write about it later today.

Have fun teaching!

Margarets designer cards said...

I busy knitting a tablecloth at the moment but I was interested in your piece about beading, first time I have visited your blog and was very interested, will come back and visit you again

autumngeisha said...

Your shawl and beadwork is looking great. Thanks for the link to the tutorial. I have to try this technique, looks like fun. I usually use the crochet needle technique but it is kind of slow going.

Paula said...

This looks gorgeous! I have yet to knit with bead but I'm loving your work

Alyssa said...

I think you'll be proud when I say I started on my beading project! Sadly, though, my weekend was kind of crazy and I made a HUGE mistake in it and put it in time-out... at least until I sleep this migraine off.

But I WILL be linking up to the next post! I swear!!