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Thursday, July 5, 2012

How Much Beaded Fringe is too Much?

I can't seem to stop adding beads. And since I don't possess proper tools, I'm using a tiny piece of wire -- which I have repeatedly embedded in my finger -- to thread the beads. It's tedious and irritating ... and I can't stop! 

I'm making the fringe for Judy Jacob's Crest of the Wave Scarf . I made the fringe different lengths and have four different types of beads, so I could have an eclectic look. I keep telling myself it'll be too heavy if I don't stop soon. But I can't stop.

I'm not the only one fascinated by it.

Molly Cat.

She tried to claim it as her own.

I'm working on the Cardigan with Cabled Yoke ... enjoying it, although picking up 220 stitches is never fun for me.

Kashi box shown for scale. The height of laziness ... I didn't want to step into the next room for a ruler. Because that would have meant leaving the cats alone in that room with my project.

Happy Tour de Fleece for the spinners! Don't forget to stop by Andrea's  for Fiber Arts Friday!


  1. I love the beads!!! Your sweater is looking good!

  2. Molly cat seems to think the beads are just right. And she seems to match it.

    With All That I Am
    Carrie "The Handmade Homemaker"

  3. Wowza! Those beads really make that scarf! Love it.
    haha, I don't think I would have left the cat alone with your yarn either.

  4. Never...too...much...beaded...fringe!!!!!! I absolutely LOVE this project!!!

  5. Sounds like a new scale system... Kashi Scale LOL

    FYI, you can never have too much fringe, especially the beaded kind.

  6. Oh...love the color of that scarf and the beads are smashing. To much weight?....we must make sacrifices when it comes beads.

    Ugh....do you have to pick up another 220 stitches on the other edge? Checked out the pattern....it will be lovely when done.

  7. I think the scarf is going to be very pretty!

  8. I love the finish on that scarf!

    If I had just picked up 220 stitches, there is no way I would leave it alone with cats either. ;-)

  9. Your scarf looks great. The beads will make it hang nicely, if you don't get carried away, LOL Your cables are looking great.

  10. Hi Beth - I was given a Lovely Blog award, and want to pass it on to you... Because, well, I adore you. :-)



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