Wednesday, December 14, 2005

As fun as a trip to the dentist.

I'm so glad everyone enjoyed yesterdays ode to Georgia O'Keefe. Interweave gives a whole new meaning to knitting/yarn porn. (Giggle giggle!)

While venturing through bloglandia yesterday I stumbled upon the topic of wire knitting. "Perfect", I thought," Just the original type of thing that we need for the charity show. We have tons of scarves. Why not take it up a notch?" So after work, I ran to the store and bought some beading wire since I already had some beads. Everyone claims this is fun. Well I say bull-(bleep) !!! (Sorry Mamacita, but its not a curse word when you bleep it out). It's a means to a pretty end but knitting with wire is about as fun as a trip to the dentist.

Add beads and it's a nightmare. The wire twists and kinks, and you have to knit with metal needles for fear of destroying your good needles. This means metal-on-metal which equals excrutiating pain in your fingers. The picture is a little crappy but that's what happens when your fingers are curled up like talon claws from the pain.

I have one other project which I may finish in time for the show, but if I don't, I think knitting with wire makes up for it.

Here are the hats I made. Three are going to be auctioned as a set. The pattern is really quick and only takes about 2-3 hours. When I get a chance I'll write it up and post it in my free pattern section.