Monday, July 2, 2018

Count Twice, Knit Once

I've made a start on my second version of the beaded knitting tulip bag. As I've said before, the most time-consuming part is fixing mistakes. A join can't be made in the middle of a row (trust me, I've tried!) so if a bead has been wrongly placed, the row must be unpicked, the beads restrung correctly and the row reknitted. This necessitates cutting the yarn, so a lot of mistakes results in a lot of ends to be sewn in. So....  I'm trying earnestly to avoid mistakes by checking each row of beads strung before I slide it down.

8 comments:

  1. Time consuming, but well worth the effort!

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  2. It's going to be awesome of course!!! :)

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  3. I love beading and I guess you can't even snap off the beads with plyers cause the flowers change colors and if they didn't you could remover the wrong beads with out problem, I guess I am thinking this sequence is just too long. But this makes it a valuable piece of work! And beautiful!

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  4. I am in Orr of your wonderful work and how you are working it.

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  5. I know it takes time to double check everything, but you definitely have the patience to do it. I'm sure it will be a wonderful bag. I have just now realised how you will fold it in 3 and I can't wait to see it finished.

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  6. I was struck by an equally inefficient idea as I read your post - string beads for a single row! It might work on a small project, though ;P

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    1. Perhaps for a very large project. It's not really necessary, checking each row seems to be working.

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