Saturday, December 20, 2008
i finished one of them ....
i do not have a lot of splendid photos because i was taking pictures late at night.
but, i can say, this shawl is lovely! i really like the depth of color in the knitpicks palette heathers.
i had purchased 3 balls, just incase .... but, i only ended up using 2 balls (with 15 grams leftover of the second ball). so, this is good to know ... 2 balls of palette will deliver a nice swallowtail on 4mm needles, with beads instead of nupps.
i still have to finish the other one ... the marble heather one. but, i'll work on that over the holiday.
regarding the beads, they're 8/0 hex silver lined. the tube weighed 14 grams. i only used a portion of the tube. i only used a bead per nupp, and on the border at each picot. this time around, i also used a wee size 12 steel crochet hook to apply the beads. the hook worked fine, but sometimes i split the yarn a bit because the hook is too small for fingering vs. lace wt. yarn. but, it worked. and it was faster than my old method of stringing a piece of wire through the stitch to drop the bead down.
all that's really left is to weave in the 2 ends, and find a way to get it to the recipient.