Ah, found my progress shot. This is the mess I’m talking about when it comes to making even the simplest of beaded projects:
In other headaches, I’ve decided to extend the purple beaded crochet spiral I made last spring (and never finished) into a lariat-style necklace (with some sort of tassel ends as yet to be determined.) It’s getting heavy though, which I hadn’t anticipated. And slippery! Every time I drop it (often), at least a dozen stitches pull out. I may need to devise some kind of holder for it, or at least stack up some books on my work table so it doesn’t have far to fall.
And in knitting, a friend in my knit group suggested we participate in November’s NaKniSweMo–one of those monthly goal things, this one being National Knit a Sweater Month. I’m game. As I mentioned before when I finished the pink sweater, I want to do another one without the knot pattern, and with a v-neck. So I looked in my stash and realized I was one skein short with the yarn I wanted to use, and none of the local craft stores sell it anymore. Fortunately, I arranged to buy a skein from a nice girl at Ravelry, so I guess the project will be on soon! I’m also sitting on a buy $10 of stuff, get $5 free coupon from Michael’s. I have had my eye on some sparkly Vanna White yarn. Silly, I know, but it’s sport weight and perfect for a certain crochet sweater I bought the pattern for and haven’t made yet.
And all this time, I am making a godawful primary colored afghan (not pictured, thank your lucky stars) just to use up my bright acrylic yarns. Actually, I like it quite well. I grew up on classic Sesame Street so I’ve got a bit of a psychedelic art streak in me.