Saturday, October 20, 2007

Half Way

The first half of the Honeybee Stole is finished. I couldn't resist blocking it so I could really see what it looks like.

I'm very pleased with it. This is a symmetrical stole worked from the centre outward so, with the first half successfully completed, I anticipate no problems with the second half. Now I need to get busy and finish spinning that second package of Black Rainbow Glitter from Aurelia.

Here's a little close-up of a modification I am doing. I'm adding beads to the side and end edges. They are the "oil slick" colour, I think referred to as "dark aurora borealis", and they match the glitter in the handspun perfectly.

Also, instead of the "bind off loosely in knit" I'm using a great bind-off I learned when doing the Swallowtail Shawl. It makes for a very stretchy yet tidy edge.

K2, *transfer the 2 stitches on the right needle back to the left needle and then K2tog through the back loop. K1 and repeat from* around.


Hattie said...

It's beautiful! You blocked it out so nicely too! I think the beads match perfectly, and will add some more shine and shimmer to the stole. Can't wait to see it done!

Monika said...

It's quite a big project! I like the beads on the ends and the edges. I've been using this bind off you discribed for some time now, and I like it very much. Good luck with the rest of the spinning!