The beads are so hard to show properly, so here it is on black:
You can really see how open the stockinette sections are. I like them. :-)
Here you can see the sparkly-ness of the silver-lined crystal beads, but you don't really see the verdigris-ish matte beads at the bottom.
This is pretty true to how it really looks, with the greeny beads so much darker than the yarn. If the yarn was a little darker I'd love them, but I'm not real happy with them in this case.
Now, after all of that, Lynn (blogless, sadly) is going to use this yarn with the sparkly beads for her MS3. I'm going to dye some more yarn, and go for a little more grey yarn this time (I think!).
Relevant info about the swatch:
- yarn: KnitPicks' Paint Your Own lace-weight merino, marinated in the stash for about nine months and hand-dyed by me last week.
- needles: Crystal Palace size 5/3.75mm bamboo.
- size: 8.5" wide. Quite a bit larger than Melanie's 6.5" but that's all right with me!
- beads: top are silver-lined clear crystal, bottom are a greenish-slightly bluish matte bead. Both are 8/0s.
Over at Caps for a Cure, there's a drawing every so often and I won one of the prizes for this round! I'm excited because I've never used this yarn before. It's hand wash so I won't use it for a chemo cap (since I think those really need to be machine wash yarns). Not sure what I am going to use it for, but I love it!We're thinking about having a cast-on party for the MS3 on Friday, but of course nothing is worked out yet. I'm a little slow sometimes. :-)