Between stressful things, like the radio and doing the numbers for a fitted raglan Fair Isle in 10 sizes, I have been playing with beads and charms. One thing Barbara taught me to do was to deal with dangles – so I have been having fun:
Some have a theme suggested by the beads – like the sea or the autumn leaves. Others have a theme with the charms – like the dogs and cats. Others are built round the knitter’s charms:
I buy my beads and charms from quite a few different sources, all through the net. There is no one place that has everything I want, and another mindless occupation is trawling the net for more. They don’t take up as much space as yarn, but they do weigh heavier….
I have been knitting, too. The red gansey has both sleeves done and the neck on the needles. The idea is to do the maths for that this weekend, so that I can wipe my subconscious mind clear of the FI’s numbers. Then on Monday I can check the FI and get that off. That is the theory….