Day: July 4, 2008

Project 112/365 - Knitting with Wire

Often, I’ll see a pattern and just want to make it for no other reason than that I want to. I find I don’t even necessarily care for the end result, but I want to make it and use the pattern. This is what happened with this pattern that I saw a year ago. It is an experiment mostly to try out knitting with wire. Now that I have, I’m not too keen on doing it for awhile. It is difficult, but it was educational. I doubt I’ll wear this cuff often since it looks a bit bulky on me personally and may not exactly be my style. My cuff looks nothing like the one in the book.

Sterling and Bead Cuff, started July 1st 2008, finished July 4th 2008 Ravelry Project Page
Pattern: Sterling and Crystal Cuff by Annie Modesitt from Lace Style Ravelry Pattern Page
Size: It is about 2″ of wire and 2 1/2″ with the beads tall
Yarn: Bead Smith Bead Silver Wire with Copper Core 26ga and 28 square beads
Needles: 3.75mm metal DPNs
Modifications: I did one less repeat, did not use crystal, and didn’t really follow the finishing instructions.
Tools/Notions: Marker for the round, beads
Cost of Project: $13
Would I knit it again? No.

I read a lot in June, and made quite a few progress in some of the challenges though I still have a long way to go. I have to read as much as I can in the summer because I am unsure of my reading time in the autumn and beyond.

Completed this month:

Current Challenges

Personal Challenges

  • 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die – 85
  • TBR Pile – 1: Read Beloved.

Pending Challenges

Completed Challenges