Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Bewitching Beads

I have a new project brewing.

A new project that includes beads.  

Beads are a wonderful complement to yarn, and there are so many colors to choose from.

Deciding which color to use is the hard part.  Beads can be tricky. They are transformed once they are on the yarn.  The off color in the tube - the one you swore would never be the right one - can turn out to be the perfect match when it's strung on the yarn.  Likewise the color you thought was going to work beautifully can turn out to be a real dud.

Sometimes the best bead color is no color at all.

Crystal clear.

I never make a bead selection without first testing several colors on a strand of yarn.

Even then the decision isn't always easy.  I was on the fence with this one, so I took a poll at knit night.  Sometimes you need a little help from your friends.

1 comment:

Alanna said...

At FiberCamp last year, Amanda did a great session on beads... 3 ways to knit them. Synergy?

Looking forward to seeing you at Fibercamp