I own an obscene number of beads for someone who rarely crafts with them. It’s really pretty ridiculous. However, especially when we’re on vacation and we wander into a bead shop, I must purchase. I have zero willpower whatsoever. So, I figured maybe I finally ought to start making something with them.
The thing is, I rarely wear jewelry. Not because I don’t like it, it just seems like I have this extremely low maintenance lifestyle that precludes me from getting any really nice clothes or shiny things. I have to really make a mental effort to think, “Okay, today I’m going to wear a bracelet.” There’s some type of girly gene that never really got activated in me.
Anyway, today I finally made something, so that’s pretty nifty. All of the wire stuff and tools I’m using is Travis’, and I’m kind of afraid of screwing something up, since I really don’t have any clue what I’m doing. But I think altogether, the bracelet came out okay. One of the ends is a little sketchy, but I’m a little sketchy, so that works out.
The yellowish beads used in this, by the way, are yellow turquoise, which I had never heard of before I saw these beads. Yellow turquoise! Who would have thought?
Also got sock 1 of the Spiral Boot Socks completed last night:
It seems like it fits okay. I didn’t really walk around in it, so I’m not sure if it’s going to slide down my leg yet, but I need to get some elastic anyway so I can fix another pair of tall socks I made last year. I’ll start on sock 2 sometime later today.
Thanks for letting me know how the handspun yarn stuff on Ravelry works! I’ve started plugging in my handspun. At some point I need to inventory my knitting needles, too.