It was a sock. Or at least the toe of a sock. And then I decided... I do not like this yarn. I am very sad about this realization. I love the colors - the blue and brown are perfect together. But despite the fact that it is supposed to be sock yarn, this yarn is not right for socks. It's too thick. I was working on a simple toe-up. I did the recommended increases and got to a point where I realized it was going to be too big-because the yarn is too thick for socks. So back to the stash it has been sent. I have no idea what I'm going to do with it. Maybe just suck it up and make THICK socks with it.... But not now.
I cast on for my second Pomatomus instead. I've been inspired by Dipsy who just finished a pretty pair. I don't know why I've let this languish for so long - I LOVE my first Pomatomus. It's time for a complete set!
I've also developed a new craft obsession. BEADS. It started innocently enough - I wanted stitch markers. Pretty beaded stitch markers. So I went a little crazy and made about two dozen of them. (I didn't take any pictures of them...)
Then I decided I could make earrings too.
Then today, I made a necklace. I saw a Mandy Moore movie a while back (How to Deal)
(Yes, I watched a Mandy Moore movie, I admit it!) In the movie, she wore a very long red beaded necklace with mahjong tiles on the ends of it. (I just found a picture of her wearing it HERE.) She had it on in pretty much every scene, but she wore it different ways every time. I have been obsessing about this necklace. I really liked it and wanted one of my own. I did a few internet searches and had no luck. So I finally made it myself. It's just a really long straight strand of red beads with bigger black and white beads at the ends. I couldn't find mahjong tiles that I liked so I used glass beads instead.
Here are a few pictures of my chest. Just what you always wanted to see!
I will probably still be on the lookout for decent mahjong tiles. I figure if I find some I like, I can easily take the glass beads off the ends and replace them. But I'm pretty happy with the way it is now. I wore it to the theatre tonight and got lots of compliments.
I just realized I forgot to blog about another knitting project. I had started a dinosaur over the weekend. Mr. Stegs, to be exact. (link opens a pdf file.) For some stupid reason, I knit the entire head and body in horrible Red Heart acrylic. I HATE it. It is stiff and yucky and I'm throwing it out. The pattern is really easy and I really want a Mr Stegs, so I will try again with real yarn soon. And I will be getting rid of all traces of Red Heart acrylic that are currently in my home. I had kept it deliberately to make toys with it, but it's just too awful. I think Mr. Stegs will be reknit with Caron Simply Soft or maybe with some Cascade 220 I have in my stash.
But first... finish the damn pomatomus!!!