I first saw one of these bracelets on Emma’s blog. Then I saw several on Katy’s. And Katy assured me that it was fun and easy to make one. So, I bought a kit from EarthFaire to make one for myself. And then I procrastinated. Truth be told, I was a bit intimidated by the whole process. But again, Katy assured me that I would enjoy it. Finally, a week ago Sunday, on a hot and humid afternoon, I sat in the air-conditioned bedroom and watched 24 and strung beads. And then knit the bracelet on the 4th of July while Dale was singing at the parade in Plymouth.
I’m quite pleased! Katy was right – it’s fun and easy. It took about an hour to string the beads and maybe two hours to knit. I do highly recommend stringing beads one day and knitting another just so you don’t go completely blind with these teeny beads but you could do it all in one day if you had to. And it definitely stretches quite a bit, so make it shorter than you think it should be. This purple one is actually a bit big on me now but I still love it.
I got so excited, I ordered 4 more kits. I just think these will make fantastic gifts. But that red one up there? That is so mine.