Put a Bead on It
Maybe it’s the long winter. Or maybe it’s lack of creativity. Or, it’s probably both . . .
I have spent the last few months in what I will now refer to as “Heidi’s Scarf Phase.” I have made so many scarves that Nicky no longer asks, “Whatcha makin?” The question has turned to more of a statement of fact: “Another scarf?”
So, because I realize I have scarf issues, and I know scarves aren’t the most exciting thing in this world, I will just share this one with you. And my excuse is this: I solved a problem with this scarf.
Problem: the scarf I was making was not as long as I wanted it to be, and I had run out of the yarn I was using.
Solution: Put a bead on it! Or nine beads, to be exact.
You should do this, too – it’s so simple and easy. I just wove the last of my yarn through the end of the scarf, cinched it up, strung the beads, cinched it to the other end, and voila!
Here’s the nitty-gritty:
I used this yarn (several partial balls that I probably picked up at a yard sale, and is apparently no longer being made).
I followed this pattern, with some changes: I used a bigger hook (4.25 mm), a thicker yarn, and I did not make the edging.
And I strung on nine large beads that I picked up for a song at a surplus store.
Now, I am happy to say that the snow mountain outside is slowly melting, and I think Heidi’s Scarf Phase is melting along with it. To be replaced with “Heidi’s Tank Top Phase?” Time will tell <suspense>.