656 Little Beads in a Bowl, 656 Little Beads…

You pick one up and knit it on… 655 little beads in a bowl.

In case you have been wondering what I have been doing.  Beading the beautiful Bitterroot Shawl by Rosemary Hill. Let’s just say I took on a project when I had two others going at the same time. This one has multiple charts to read and beads. Did I say BEADS.

Smart things I have done, lifelines. If you have not used them I urge you to give it a try. It is a simple trick of pulling a little yarn along a row and leaving it there just in case……you really screw up and can’t seem to solve it. You simply rip back to the “lifeline” , pick up your stitches and begin again. You can see the green yarn in my photos. And yes, I did use it one time in the project.

So today, I am four really big rows out from binding off, and I am guessing about 200+ more beads to go. Was it worth all the effort ? Absolutely!! It is going to be stunning and I already know I will wear it to death.

These are the kinds of projects you should be doing when you knit. Always ask yourself, if  it was on mannequin in a store is it something I would try on? Does it fit with how I live? Will I wear it to death? If the answer is no to any of the above; put the yarn down, do not buy the pattern and do not let the excitement of your LYS overtake your common sense. Or you will have another unfinished object taking up space in your basket.

For me, a few more beads and I will be blocking something beautiful that I am going to love! Stay tuned for the final pics.

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