> >> I have just bought a silk batting and it says quilts up to 3.1/2 inches
> >> apart.
> >Oooh!! Silk batts are just lovely!! :) VERY warm, too! :)
> >> Does this mean that the stitching has to be 3.1/2 inches apart or what.
> >Yes, absolutely! If your quilted areas are more than that, your quilt
> >won't be "smooth" - it'll be lumpy as heck!
> >> Sorry for senior moments but I cannot get my head around this.
> >LOL, trust me, we've ALL had those - the other day, I had to do the
> >math (subtract the difference between I and hubby's age - 3 years -
> >from how old HE is) to figure out how *I* am!
> >Personally, I believe that no matter how awesome our kids are, they
> >STILL kill brain cells!! :)
> >> Just getting ready to go to my craft class were I will be showing how to
> >> knit with wire and chip beads. That I do know how to do. LOL
> >Wow!! That sounds gorgeous - sure would love to know how to do that
> >myself!! :)
> >> Hugs
> >> Shirley
> Thank you for your advice.
> If you look under beads on my website you will see some knitting with
> chip beads.
> I saw someone wearing a bracelet done by that method. So I went home and
> created one for myself.
> I went one step further and knitted a small piece ,which I wired into a
> gold tone frame I made. I made the frame by wrapping the sturdy wire
> round a 2inch wooden block that my DH made for me. It makes a very nice
> It is quite simple, you thread the chip beads on some fine wire.
> Cast on between 10 and 12 stitches and using garter stitch.
> Push a bead up to the needle and secure it with the next stitch.
> Do this every other stitch and knit the next row plain.
> On the third row place the bead in between the bead on the previous bead
> row. For the bracelet after you have the required length of beaded
> knitting, carry on knitting without beads to make a backing piece for
> the bracelet. Knit it the same length as the beaded bit and fold it
> over. Make loop and button fastening on the ends. About 4 will be
WOW!! They sure are beautiful, Shirley!! I really wish that I could
understand your directions - I've just never been able to knit without
one of those Knitting Nancy things ... :/
But my 13 yo is a HUGE beader and I've sent her the link to your site
... she'll get a LOT of inspiration out of your gorgeous pieces (I
really love the Blue Moon!!)!! Who know? Perhaps your creations will
inspire HER to learn how to knit and then she can show ME! :)
I rarely ever wear jewelry, but I have to say, I'd wear anything you
created!! Simply amazing!! :) Thank you so much for sharing!! :)
Happy quilting & quilty hugs!!
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