Who knew that pre-beaded, sometimes glitzy yarn would want to have even more beads added to it? It’s true. I went back to a pattern I had already started once, Angry Dragon by Maylin, and started it again, this time adding beads. The first time I didn’t think I would add beads because the yarn is already beaded, glitzy, and silk-shimmery, but I didn’t really love it, so I took that out and tried some other things. Nothing really clicked so I went back and tried again. Now I am adding beads from my stash where the pattern suggests, along the edges and between the triangles. I only have one triangle done, but I am excited about it. I think this is it. I found the right pattern for this yarn!
The beads I picked are silver lined black glass beads from BeadBiz, picked up at last year’s knit and crochet festival. I had no plans for them when I got them. They were just gorgeous and I knew I needed them (needed, wanted, whatever). I love how things come together; it might take a while but they usually do. Good plug for having a stash., as if we needed a reason!
Yesterday’s knitting was truly blissful. I sat outside on the porch and it was neither too hot, too humid, too windy, too anything. A thunderstorm popped up, but was far enough away that it was gentle at my house and I got to stay out and enjoy it. And then it cleared up before I had to go stand at the school bus stop, and we all got to go to the playground. Awesome day!