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Okay maybe I can talk, but not for long. I’m busy beading and having such fun that its hard to put the project down. I’m making a coin purse using the Pixie Purse pattern. Its my second run through this pattern and this time I’m adding beads.
Lots of beads.
I’m using fingering weight yarn and size 6/0 beads, which are a nice fit. (I have a post explaining bead sizes and what that means to us yarn people here.) I’m using dental floss threader to set the beads on the stitches (a technique I demonstrate over here). And I’m just loving the way its coming out!
Truth is it was this pattern, the Pixie Purse pattern, that set off my latest beading craze. I exercised self-discipline and worked the pattern through as written the first time.
But halfway through that first coin purse I KNEW I’d have to make a beaded version. Knit bags, especially small ones, just beg for beads don’t you think? Well I certainly do, but then I like beads. They are on the Stuff Jenn Likes list.
What Are the Roving Crafters Buying?
PS. Before we get to what readers have bought lately, I want to mention that Knit Picks has recently made their Complete Yarn Guide: 2016 available for free download. Its a large-ish pdf file (25mg) with full details and color photos of all their lines of yarn. Lots to look at and drool over here! If you’re even remotely interested in buying from Knit Picks, you might want to grab a copy.
When you make a purchase from one of my affiliates, I get a small commission. It doesn’t change the final price at all but it does help support this site and keep it free. Here is what some of my readers have bought (and a big thank-you to them!).
Emergency Fix Keychain – $2.49
from: Knit Picks
Wool of the Andes Tweed Yarn – $2.62
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