Wednesday, January 22, 2014

WIP Wednesday: Odessa

This project came about during one of my many, many Ravelry searches for stash-busting projects. I originally bought the yarn (NaturallyCaron Spa in Coral Lipstick) for a slip/dress/thing that I made. I made a mistake right in the middle front of the body and never got around to fully lining it, so it was a casualty of the frantic de-stuffing before the big move.

The yarn isn't my favorite. It's silky soft but sooo splitty. I've lost track of the number of times I'v had to drop a stitch back a few rows to catch a split stitch. It's also been frayed a little by sliding all of the beads down it (they're pre-strung on the yarn before you start knitting). Side note: this is the first time I've used beads in knitting. Why? I love sparkly things and yarny things, this is a perfect combination.

Please ignore the fact that I can't seem to get the first stitch on the traveling sections to tighten up. I'm looking into it (and by that, I mean I'm going to start yanking the yarn really hard after making that stitch).

Make sure to check out Tami Ami's blog for more WIP Wednesday posts. That's how I found these awesome beaded socks last week!


  1. The yarn may be a pain to work with, but it's knitting up beautifully! I've been wanting to try using beads in my crocheting or knitting.