Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Beadles Class and Gifts from Friends
Last night I went to a Memory Wire Cuff Bracelet class at my local bead shop, Beadles. Working with memory wire ended up being a lot tougher than I though it would be - I even cut myself with it twice - LOL. After fumbling and dropping beads for over an hour, I finally got the hang of it and created a beautiful bracelet (if I do say so myself). It's a little snug, and I can't wear it while typing on the computer, but it's pretty and that's all that really matters, isn't it? LOL When I finished last night, I had ten more minutes left of class time, so I made myself a quick pair of matching earrings!
I have another class scheduled on July 11th - this one is a Tennis Bracelet class. Isn't that pretty? Of course, mine won't be blue! ROFLOL
When I got home I found a present from my neighbor. I go to her for foot zoning and while she zones me, I knit. She was admiring a "Bubblegum" pink Lazy Daisy scarf I was making a few months ago, so I made another one for her. Then she told me that her daughter stole it from her, so I made her a second scarf, but in "Purple Rain". Anyway, she left me two beautiful skeins of wool - one to make a scarf for her, and one to make a scarf for me. So now I'm on the search for a fun, but not too difficult, scarf pattern for these. Any ideas would be much appreciated. I was actually thinking of this one that I found at the Crystal Palace Yarn site. It's an Elongated Brick pattern - or there's this Zig Zag scarf, but that looks a little trickier. Any opinions? Maybe I should do both - LOL.
I also got a surprise in the mail. Peg did some shopping over the weekend at Hobby Lobby and found me this Victorian Style Beaded Knit Purse pattern - it takes size 0000 needles and 9 hanks of beads! I think I'm going to have to be a much better knitter before I tackle this one, but it's a pretty pattern. Thanks for thinking of me Peg!