Remember when I made my beautiful green Emanuela, I said I might change that 2nd skein of green for a different colour and make another one?
That’s exactly what I did!
Loop were very happy to change the skein for a different one for me and also flattered me by fawning over the lovely green Emanuela I was, of course, wearing (I am a shameless seeker of compliments for my knitting 😉 ) I abandoned my idea of choosing red as the shades of red in the Juno Alice DK were kinda “pinky” and not very flattering on me. The grey however, was perfect 🙂
This one took just over a week to knit, on my daily commutes on the train again but I felt I had to make it a little different. Inspired by the lovely beading on Masterpigeon’s red Emanuela, I decided to throw a few beads at the points of the edging.
A quick rummage in my bead stash (yes, I have a bead stash too) yielded for bright blue beads which picked up the bluey grey of the yarn…
So would you like to see the finished Beady Emanuela?
Me saying, “ohh, is that bead straight?”
And finally, me with it slung carelessly around my neck.
The beading worked really well – just included in the 3rd chain of each picot then used to pin out in the blocking. The beads have given it some additional weight and help the drape – it just feels more luxuriant with beads too 🙂
Blocking was identical to the last Emanuela except I soaked it longer – it did help it to stretch more easily. – Thanks for the tip Anne!
But what to knit now? I guess I’d better start on that Kidsilk Haze mountain I seem to have acquired….