My latest knitting project is the Texo Cuff. I joined a Laura Nelkin kit club for three months and the first installment was a knitted icord cuff. It came in a really cute package, complete with knitting goodies.
There were two bead colors, I thought that was fun. The color of the yarn was neutral, that’s will make it a snap to wear with any outfit. And my favorite thing of all, the tiny tin. I’m a sucker for tins.
Knitted Icord Cuff in the Making
My biggest enemy is procrastination. I have a really hard time just getting started on knitting projects. I need to mull it over in my mind for several days before I am ready to begin. Once I did, it was pretty easy and fun. I watched some tv with the family and got to be creative. The pattern has five i-cord strands with beads knitted in groups. After awhile it started looking pretty messy, but I had things under control…
Sometimes there are mistakes
I would like to say that I completed my mission without any mistakes, but that would be lying. My very first strand was complete before I realized that I was supposed to use the peach colored beads in the middle grouping. I really hate ripping things so I didn’t. I just left it right there. Don’t hate me.
After all the strands were done, I knit them together for a little bit, then twisted and put them together with a three needle bind off. I was so relieved that I wasn’t going to have to sew on hardware! I am not proficient at that yet, so my clasps tend to fall off or hang by limp threads. (Completing the three needle bind off also took me three days to prepare myself to give it a try.)
Twisted Knitted Icord
The Texo Cuff pattern by Laura Nelkin is fun and the kit provided more than enough yarn and beads. I can’t wait to see what September’s kit will be. Something tells me that I will probably be getting more practice sewing on hardware. All of the kits will be jewelry and have some kind of beads involved. I guess that’s why I gave it a try. They will be small projects, so I might actually get to make something.
Linking up with Judy at Patchwork Times.