Friday, May 28, 2010

its always weird watching ads with the sound off

I hate swatching, I really, really do. I just want to jump right into a project and swatching feels like getting tripped up at the start of a race (not that I do any racing, since a lot of that involves runnig). So its probably a good thing that I mostly make shawls and socks. But I've decided to attempt to make an actual sweater this time so I'm going to have to suck it up and make one. I'm going to try making Primrose Path by Angela Hahn. Its pretty and lacy and doesn't appear overly constrictive which is what I hate most about a lot of sweaters. I do not want to feel like the filling of a sausage when I'm wearing one. ^_^ I'm using Mirasol's Wach'i in Bright Teal. Pretty pretty.

Of course the reason I've started a new project at all is because the bead store is currently out of the beads I need to continue the shawl I'm making for my cousin. This thing has seriously eaten my brain. I haven't worked on anything else in the last month and a half. I've got a chart and half to go and I've put 5,000 beads into it and I need another 3,500 (I did the math before going shopping this time). Yes I full recognize that many people would not consider this fun.

Taking these photos has also made it apparent that I either need a new camera or some more instruction so that the colors come out more accurately. But thats for another day, so I'm off to finish swatching.

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