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
Pattern: Sterling and Crystal Cuff by Annie Modesitt from Lace Style
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:
- Book Awards (13 of 12) – Read Gilead, Anil’s Ghost, Beloved, My Sister Life
- William Shakespeare (4 of 4) – Read Sonnets
- Non-Fiction Five Challenge (6 of 5) – Read The Perfect Scent, In Defense of Food, Best American Travel Writing 2007, The Geography of Bliss, The Complete Persepolis
- Classics Challenge ( of 6) – July to December 2008. Five classics and one bonus “modern” classic.
- A Well-Rounded Challenge ( of 6) – July-December six books from six different challenges.
- Graphic Novels (10 of 6) – Read Wanted, The Complete Persepolis
- Decades 08 (5 of 8) –
- In their shoes (4 of ?) – The Complete Persepolis
- Russian Reading (3 of 4) – My Sister Life
- What’s in a Name? (4 of 6) –
- TBR 2008 (3 of 12) – Read Anil’s Ghost, Beloved
- Man Booker Challenge (1 of 6) –
- Chunky Challenge (4 of 4) – Read The Host
- The Obscure Challenge ( of 1) –
- 342,745 Ways to Herd Cats or tl;dr (3 of 3) –
- 1% Well-Read Challenge (3 of 10) – Read Beloved
- Reading the Nobels (3 of 5) – Read Beloved, My Sister Life
- Notable Books – None
- Pulitzer Project – Read Gilead, Beloved
- Booker Project – None
- 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die – 85
- TBR Pile – 1: Read Beloved.
- Book Awards Challenge II ( of 10) – August 08 to June 09. Ten award winning books in ten months.