No surface is safe

I don’t have a terribly extensive yarn stash, but every now and again something jumps out at me and makes me buy it. I’m sure you know what I mean. I’ve had a beautiful skein of beaded silk yarn knocking around for a very long time – I bought it on a whim in New York about seven years ago, with no immediate plans of what I could use it for. Clearly. So I took it along to my knitting class a couple of weeks ago and asked Monica what she thought I could do with it. As chance would have it, she had just submitted a project to a magazine that also used a beaded yarn. A brilliant project. A project that made me both giggle and want to make it at the same time.

this is all that remains. I’m thinking an egg cozy?

I present to you: the knitted lampshade, without which no house is complete.

It’s knitted in a lace pattern so the light shines through beautifully, and the beads give it just the right amount of sparkle. And it makes me happy every time I look at it.

I’ll be crocheting a toilet seat cover next – watch out!

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