I couldn't resist! I HAD to start yet another project. This one should be quick and easy and I was able to use some of the yarn from my stash. Last winter I bought some scrumptiously soft alpaca lace-weight with the intent of making myself a lacey scarf. I tried many different pattern stitches and was not happy with any of them. Sadly, I put the expensive ball of yarn away hoping that someday I would be able to use it.
That day has come! In the Lily Chin book I wrote about yesterday, I found a crochet pattern I was able to adapt to making a scarf. The alpaca lace-weight jumped from the closet and said "pick me, pick me" so I did. A quick trip to Walmart for a couple of bucks worth of beads and a new project was born.
I figured it was high time a new photo was added to this blog so here, in all its glory, is the beginnings of the beaded alpaca scarf.