This weekend the kids got a touch crafty. They broke out the perler beads, I just went for beads. While at Grandma’s this summer, she pulled out a nifty beaded trivet. Something about it caught my fancy, and I had to make one. I wish I had taken a picture of hers, but like a dunce I just took notes, my notes must have been OK though, cause check it out…..
A nifty beaded trivet 🙂 Mine is smaller than the original, since I really had not realized how many beads it would take to produce one of these, but I quite like the size in the end. As you can see our house has already taken on Halloween in full force. So the fall colors are in…..
I have started an afghan, but I am currently so not sold on it. I have my favorite afghan book from the library, so the start may just be ripped back for something I am sold on. I also restarted a color work project from this summer. When I originally saw the pattern for the Intricate Stag Bag I knew I must have it. But feeling thrifty, I decided to get meself some lovely red heart to work it with. Folks, color stranding with red heart?????? Not fun. Only I did not know the problem was the red heart, I thought it was me. After a frog session, the pattern sat all by itself in the knitting bag, lonely and forlorn. Then some lovely Ravelry dears informed me that really I ought to try some wool.
I avoided it for a bit, but then finally found myself at Knitty Cat buying some Brown Sheep Nature Spun in sport weight. Anyway, I admit I was skeptical at first that yarn could make such a big difference, but I am now convinced, I will admit that the wool is working up MUCH nicer 🙂
Red nails courtesy of DD. I am not sure you can see it in the picture, but the red is overlaid with yellow glitter, very unique :-).
I always have and always will encourage foolish fashion of the temporary nature. Hair grows back, nails can be cleaned, clothes can be changed, and makeup washed away.