Monday, October 15, 2007

Does this count as a FO?

So, I am currently OBSESSED with Cat Bordhi's new book. As in, even though I'm not working on anything from it, it's the only book I took to the Berkshires this weekend (and I am a VORACIOUS reader), and I read it each night before going to bed. I cannot wait to try these patterns!

So, when I got home, I spent some time poking around online for the letter stitch markers to see if they were for sale yet (they're not). So...I toddled off to my local bead store (LBS?) and made some! This picture is really dark; I think they're a lot prettier than this! I am not entirely convinced that the 9 mm split ring is the right size, I think it may be too big. She does have some patterns on larger needles, so that's fine, but I might make another set with a smaller size. I need to file down the ends of the posts a bit too, as they're sharp from the wire snippers and might snag, but all in all, not too shabby for $13 and about a 1/2 hour of my time! I haven't done any wire and bead work in FOREVER, and I felt very clumsy. I have a feeling if I made a bunch of them, I could really get into a rhythm.

Now I just need to knit: 1 green stripe toe up sock, 1 monkey, 1 falling leaves and finish the sock I've got going now, and THEN I can start some new socks!! Hah, like that's going to happen any time soon? Ah well, a woman can dream, right?


Linda said...

Those are so great!

Lissie said...

I am surprised with how pretty they turned out! I think I may need more letters though (maybe through H?)! I gotta go look at the patterns more closely, then hit the bead store again!

Robin said...

This is just criminal:

“Cat Bordhi has once again turned the sock knitting world on its heel . . .”


Linda said...

You could make the whole alphabet! I could see those would be useful for non-cat patterns also. you are a genius. Although, I don't know why you are surprised!

Oh & i agree with Robin!