Friday, January 13, 2012

once upon a time . . .

Once upon a time (this December, to be exact) I made my first foray into the world of beaded knitwear. I made a beaded Annis, which I then was too lazy to take pictures of before I gave it away.

It turned out really really well, and was loved by all those who saw it, and all those who were in possession of it. (It changed hands a good three times at a holiday party.)

So then I was like OMG BEADED KNITTING IS AWESOME I MUST DO MORE, so I bought some beads:

And then it turned out that, though I thought the last beads I'd had were 8/0, maybe they weren't, because my teeny tiny ancient crochet hook, though teeny tiny by most standards, is way too big to fit through these beads.


So now I have to buy an even teenier crochet hook, and I'm currently caught in the dilemma of Do I Buy Just The Crochet Hook And Pay Twice As Much For Shipping As I Pay For The Hook, or Do I Buy Some Yarn, Too? (I know. First world problems much?) I really should just buy the hook, but it hurts my soul a bit to pay four bucks of shipping on a two-dollar item.

But I really want to start slapping some beads on some laceweight, so . . . argh, I don't know. I mean, it's not like the world will end if I don't buy the hook soon, or anything, but then if the world does go and end in December, it would be nice to have used some of my beads first.

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