Ughhhhh…This is what I get for trying to be fancy!
Okay…so back in this post I stated that I was going to add beads to my Piper’s Journey shawl. Seemed like a legit idea. A little beaded fanciness for the lace section of the shawl. Word.
Well, no. Fail.
First off, let me just say that it’s freakin’ fiddly and time consuming as all shit. Annoying. Secondly, for the time you have to put into getting all the beads on the yarn and then placing one on each yarnover, it doesn’t look that great.
See, alright but not so great. The beads on the left yarnovers look all squashed and crocked crazy. I fiddled with them a ton and just couldn’t get them to sit correctly. Even with the pinning out on the block boards – Blah.
So alas, I decided to just be CRAZY and follow the pattern as is without my added fancy ideas and, of course, it’s looking GREAT!
Now that’s going to block out wonderfully. And, for the love of Bob, so much faster to knit this way. You know, the way the pattern tells you to knit it.
Designers and their well thought out designs. Whatever.
Speaking of blocking…heeeeeee, I finally bought these:
Inspinknity blocking wires!!! Unlike most blocking wires, these can block straight edges and curved edges. And because they don’t have any memory, after you use them for curved edges they don’t stay curved…they just pop back to normal. MAGIC YO!
Check them out: Inspinknity
So much better than the wire hangers I’ve been using!