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Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Scrap of lace

Aeolian

I've started the wedding shawl!! The yarn is Manos lace in baby alpaca, silk, and cashmere and the finished shawl will have around 2000 tiny pearlised beads knit into it*. I think squee is the word I'm looking for. I'm making it extra hard on myself by using the really teeny beads - I suspect I won't find a crochet hook small enough to go through these but I'm using a length of beading wire with a short fold in it. Seems to be working OK so far. Of course the reason that I'm using the tiny beads is that those are the ones I happened to have to hand. I'm not actually sure that I have enough beads to see me right through the shawl but in the unlikely event that I can't match them I'll use slightly larger beads further down and call it a design feature.

* assuming I don't go insane first.

2 comments:

Petit Filoux said...

Oooh that yarn looks wonderful! I'm sure it'll be beautiful and worth all the effort!

Ozzy Blackbeard said...

Ooh, that's beautiful, I love the beads and the yarn looks gorgeous. :)