I know we all find the pictures showing incremental progress boring, but it’s all I got people. This gray blob to your left is a sleeve. I’ve livened up the picture by showing you the jaunty yellow short little needles I’m using. They’re plastic and really old and were given to me when someone’s relative passed. I really like them very much, they’re pointy but not too sharp, and are just "grippy" enough with the wool/acrylic yarn I’m using. Did I mention their jaunty yellowness?
Also, because I’m concerned I don’t have enough hobbies, I bought some beads on sale at the craft store. Now I realize that buying beads at the craft store is like buying yarn at the craft store. Yeah, it’s yarn, but it’s not your primo a-one good shit. But I may hate the beading thing, and in fact I’ve balked at starting even the simplest necklace, so a small investment is prudent. As you can see, the blue/green mood struck me in the bead aisle. I was thinking of stringing a lariat necklace, but realized that I wouldn’t wear a necklace like that–maybe. I’ve also not invested in the many different pliers my beading book recommends. I have small needle nose pliers and I find they are the handiest thing I’ve ever owned. I’m sticking with them until I hear otherwise. So maybe I’ll start with a choker, short and sweet to see how this beading thing goes. If I don’t like it check back for the free bead giveaway.