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Necia
« Reply #60 on: March 28, 2006 07:26:58 AM »

Awwwwwwwww, that's really lovely, I just had to comment.  I would never make Green anything for myself, but that just looks wonderful on you!  Good Job!

Necia
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« Reply #61 on: March 28, 2006 07:29:40 AM »

I'm back!  Can I ask how all of you are stringing the beads onto the yarn.  I've made one, and I went w/o beads after I struggled for 10 minutes and had only got 1 bead on board.  I would love to make one to "gift" and actually use the beads.

Necia
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« Reply #62 on: March 28, 2006 07:38:24 AM »

Necia, thank you!!!  To be fair, I would never have bought that color yarn -- my DH bought it for me for Xmas and I just love it.  Coincidentally, his brother sent me a lovely shawl from Turkey that is a similar color.  Now I'm hooked on that shade of green -- I never knew it looked good on me!

As far as stringing the beads goes, I had a challenge finding a needle that had an eye big enough to thread yarn through, yet small enough to pass a bead over.  I think I finally found that one of my embroidery needles did the trick.  Thankfully DK weight yarn isn't much thicker than embroidery floss!
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« Reply #63 on: March 28, 2006 08:08:06 AM »

I'm back!  Can I ask how all of you are stringing the beads onto the yarn.  I've made one, and I went w/o beads after I struggled for 10 minutes and had only got 1 bead on board.  I would love to make one to "gift" and actually use the beads.

Necia

I made myself a makeshift needle using super thin craft wire.  I don't know what gauge wire it was but it was really thin.  I made a 4cm long loop, then twisted lightly another 4cm length of wire for the needle part.  I slid the yarn through and voila a flexible thin needle.  Another option is to go to the toothbrush and flossing part of the supermarket/drugstore and pick up the floss threaders used for people with braces.
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« Reply #64 on: March 28, 2006 08:58:54 AM »

Finally -- my Odessa is done!!!



More pics and details on my blog.

Now THAT is one darn cute odessa.
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« Reply #65 on: March 28, 2006 09:04:49 AM »

Necia, I just did the following:

1. Cut a small length of regular sewing thread (about 8 inches)
2. Tied it into a loop
3. Stuck the end of the yarn through the loop (with about a 4 inch tail hanging down)
4. Stuck the tied-off end (since it was sturdier/more stable) of the thread loop through a bead
5. Pulled the thread loop through the bead, bringing the end of the yarn with it.

Super easy, no extra trip to the store required. Even if you don't have sewing thread, you could do the same thing with dental floss.
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Necia
« Reply #66 on: March 28, 2006 03:39:10 PM »

Thanks for the suggestions.  I do have some Dk weight yarn here, and I struggled beading even that!  I know for a fact I want to make this hat in worsted weight too, though.  I'm gonna try each of your suggestions individually (as time permits) until I strike gold!

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« Reply #67 on: March 29, 2006 10:45:47 AM »

put clear nail polish on the end of the yarn and kinda shape it into a point as it is drying. can't remember where I read that, but it works like a charm.
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« Reply #68 on: July 19, 2006 11:40:29 AM »

i just started working on an odessa for my gf yesterday (yay for vacation days!).

i'm using knitpicks shine sport in grass...


as of yesterday afternoon, i only had a bit done.  i'm probably about an inch or two beyond this point now.
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mayerlove
« Reply #69 on: July 20, 2006 09:59:21 PM »

pretty! i want to make one in worsted weight-we'll see how that goes...
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