I have finished the Edgewater socks from Lorna's Laces. I am pleased how they turned out - simple toe up. I used 2 circ method - one set of bamboo circs from Hiya Hiya and the other set of stainless steel circs from Hiya Hiya. Honestly? I can't pick a favorite... Loved them both.
In other yarn news, I am saddened about the Malabrigo Yarn mill fire but glad that no one was hurt. Our thoughts continue to be with this great yarn company as they begin the rebuilding process.
And new in the shop - some more Opal sock yarns! The cotton Collection is here as well as Rendez-vous. And The Yarn Grove will be one of the shops that will carry the Harry Potter Sock Yarn from Opal in October! I'm thrilled about that...
And my new fun thing? Beads on yarn... with dental floss. I am getting ready to begin Casablanca Shawl KAL and it calls for beads. A couple of weeks ago at Noble Knitters, Ellen demonstrated both the crochet and dental floss technique to attach beads to yarn. I immediately decided that the dental floss technique was for me. Now this isn't just any dental floss - it is Super Floss! I understand there are tutorials on You-Tube showing the methods but I was fortunate enough that our resident lace knitting guru, Pat, demonstrated the floss method to me again last night. It is too fun!
And of course I had to visit a local bead shop, Bead Boutique to get some delectable beads... This is only *part* of my bead stash from that trip... oh boy.
Do you bead? If so, what is your favorite method of attaching the beads to yarn? I'd love to hear from you!