I had been planning to do this project for a while, and whilst floundering around recently, wondering what to make next I came across the hand painted 100% alpaca yarn I’d bought months ago in anticipation. All I needed to do was head out and buy some appropriate beads!
It’s my first ever beaded project, and I am loving the yarn! It’s so soft, and the colours remind me of a meandering brook. Calm, peaceful, and yes, I can feel the serenity.
I have also been experimenting with crocheting wire, as I was hoping to make a jewellery project, also using beads. But I’m not sold on the texture of the wire when crocheted. I’m going to try knitting it, and if I achieve the results I’m looking for, then I’ll add beads.
Just so you’re all up to date, I have indeed finished both the silk shantung scarf …
… and the caplet. (Which is not a poncho!)
But it also does double duty as a thick and warm scarf. As the weather refuses to crack 15C, this has come in handy!
I think I’d like to make it again in different colours …
As I know you’ve all been waiting patiently for the results of the bike naming competition, I’ll put you out of your misery!
First I found an appropriate hat!
Then I put in all the suggested names.
I mixed them all up, and pulled out a winner!
So please welcome Madeline to the fold! Granted, she won’t be exploring all over France, but I think she will enjoy exploring Holland with me. As I type this she is parked underneath my window and the plastic daisies in her astroturf are being watered by the light rain. Ahh Amsterdam.