My plan is to have a regular Monday MS3 post, but circumstances intervened yesterday, as I said.
So here are the TWO yarn & bead choices!
First is the KnitPicks merino laceweight yarn in the “Bare” undyed color, with beads which came yesterday.
Here’s a close up of the beads, in the sun and in indoor natural light:
My choice is the bead that’s on the left — which is kind of subtly opalescent with a pale gold center. The other two are lovely too — the middle one just above is clear with an iridescent coating, and the right one clear with dark gold inside — but I’ll save them for another project! In the tube, I thought the clearer ones looked best (on the right in the first photo), but on the yarn, it changes.
Now the black yarn, which came yesterday:
Cherry Tree Hill Supersock in black. The original beads I had, a very dark purple in the strings on the left, I don’t like as well. I’m going with the gunmetal gray in the tube, which are the two right-most beads on the yarn; 8-0 and 6-0 respectively. The 6-0 is a lot easier to put on this fingering weight yarn; I’ll decide on the fly which one for sure, but am leaning towards the 6-0 size.
What fun! It’s hard to wait!
Lastly, I promised pictures of the new projects which I really didn’t need to cast on last weekend:
Here’s a pair of fingerless gloves for Sheri’s Loopy Ewe Quarterly Challenge, started 6/24/07, finished 6/25 (knitting time in the car, love it!):
And I started this because it looked so cool (cool as in refreshing AND cool as in awesome!):
Lastly, a flower picture since there were none yesterday:
Another shot of Monarda (beesbalm or bergamot) — it’s taking over the garden, but I do like it! I will have to be firm with it, however; kind of like a Preteen.