After playing with some size 8/0s on silver thread for a bag, I thought I'd experiment with making my own belt. You know, for that belly dance thing I keep going on and on and on about? ;)
The idea for the belt didn't come until after I'd made a crocheted bracelet and necklace set. I had just enough thread left on the first spool for a head piece. Then, since that was my one and only spool of silver thread, I had to beg my friend Kirsten for a spool, as once those three pieces were done, I just needed to try and complete the set, and I knew I wouldn't have access to purchasing some of my own for at least two weeks - Kirsten's one of those hording crafters, she's got a full stock of EVERYTHING, but she just keeps buying more... I can't see one single human being using even HALF of what she's horded over the years... LoL! - and let's face it, two weeks is just too long to wait to finish something you really WANT! *G*
I took these next few pics a few days ago, so the belt piece is just a tad longer now, but since Blogger wouldn't allow me to post pics, you're getting them now instead... LoL!
See that mess? LoL! I wish I had a bead spinner. I've been meaning to send my dad a few pics of some, making sure to point out exactly what I like (and DON'T like) from each one, and let him design one for me. I like to use his bowls when I work, they're just the right size, and since they're heavy, they're not as easy to tip over when I'm just sitting it on the couch cussions.
I just like the way the closeup of the knitting looks, all those peeks and valleys. The thread has a 'wiry' quality to it, which allows it to retain the shape of the stitch.
The 'set' so far. Of course, you realize that the whole belt piece will be receiving a healthy dose of fringe action, right? Yeah, that's it, I'll forgo the coins' jingle for the nice, water-like movement of beaded fringes...
Okay, now, I'd really like to get back to finishing this project... If I could only find my darned knitting needle... I can't seem to remember where I last put it... Yup! That's my crochet hook in there too... I need it in case I drop a stitch. Much easier than doing the frog stitch!
Oh, and P.S.: How on earth could I forget? I took some pics of Jodie's beads to share with you, and here's the best one:
I haven't got my spacers yet, I'm waiting on them so as I can make myself a pair of kick-butt earrings with them. (I still wear the bead on the chain, to FABULOUS comments)