Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Tiny Sparkles In The Sand

The knitting of the Nereides scarf is done. Yes, another project is checked off the To Do List and all that remains is adding the sparkle. See that tangle of fringe? Beads must be added. I have begun the labor, but the beads barely show up in the photo.

It was a tough decision on exactly how to do the beading. One option would be to follow the thinking that teaches The More, The Merrier! Because, well, often enough is not quite enough. Another option would be to be exact in placement and have a plan so that every twelve inches strand has exactly the same number of beads knotted at exactly the same points.

But where is the fun in that? Hard to believe, but I have chosen to err on the side of subtlety. Only four or five or six little beads knotted onto random strands - like tiny sparkles glinting in the sand. Were you here and running your hands over the scarf, you would agree with me that in this particular instance, less is definitely a whole lot more.

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