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« on: October 21, 2007 01:09:29 AM »

First up, my sock yarn!  YAY!  Colorway: Chocoberry.







This is fun!  It's a superwash that I spun so that it self-striped.  The colorway is: Newfie Twilight, and it's a great beaded yarn!
I included some pictures of the WIP with it so that you can see how it knits up.  The beads photographed brighter than they actually are.









My first attempt at spinning silk.  I think the hankies would be easier.



And some Alpaca that I'm working on currently.  That was my test skein.



More details, as always, on my blog!  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2007 11:09:37 AM »

Those are nice! I really like the beaded yarn.
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« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2007 06:52:32 PM »

The silk one looks beautiful, and so soft! The beads look great knitted up too.
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« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2007 04:56:41 PM »

I absolutely love the colors on the first one.
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« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2007 11:35:31 PM »

I love those sweet colors ! They are so flattering. Great job.
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« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2007 12:04:39 AM »

Ooh, love the beaded yarn!  Did you tie the beads onto the thread before you plied, or did you just string them and leave them loose?
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« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2007 12:10:33 PM »

Strung and left loose.  The laceweight was thick enough that it just held them on.  The most tedious part was the stringing.  It took me about an hour to string enough beads onto the laceweight to ply a skein.  There's a pound of this stuff, so obviously it took a while.  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2007 09:30:01 PM »

Well, it was worth it!  Your yarn is gorgeous!  Grin
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« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2007 08:01:41 AM »

Random question: Does beaded yarn irritate your legs when knit into socks? Or are the beads so small they don't get noticed?
I love the colors! Great job!
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« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2007 10:23:35 PM »

Random question: Does beaded yarn irritate your legs when knit into socks? Or are the beads so small they don't get noticed?
I love the colors! Great job!

Hm, that's a good question.  I think if you did a cuffed sock, it might work quite well if you beaded *some* of the sock yarn to knit the cuff but then just used unbeaded for the rest of it.  The beads are just glass seed beads, but they're super hard, so i think you'd notice them. 
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