I am working on a knit right now that I LOVE. I first stumbled across the pattern while trying to find something to make with this wool. Someone else had made it, and I knew I had to do it to. So I went and bought some beads, and merrily started on my way. And I almost finished too, but a little nagging voice in the back of my mind kept saying 'start over, start over, start over'. I had twisted my stitches when joining in the round (a first for me, i had never done that before, even when learning to knit in the round). And I had thought it might not matter in the end because it is a cowl, and will always be twisted around my neck anyways. But also it was my first time knitting with such a lace weight (is that a proper knitting term?) yarn, and my tension was a bit off in parts, and it just looked sloppy.
And so I unravelled The.Whole.Thing. I should have actually taken some pics because it was a pretty serious undertaking, especially with 51 rows of beads, each with 14 beads. Some quick math tells me that is 728 beads! I tried to be careful every time I got to a beaded row, but a few times (ok maybe more than a few) I was going too fast, and sent little seed beads flying all over the living room. And into the couch crevices. And when I stood up there were beads stuck to my legs. Oops. Little seed beads bouncing across the wood floors may or may not have annoyed another member of my household :) Also Maurice may have likely ingested a few little purple beads :)
Anyways, while in Portland in September I purchased this and had been saving it for something special:
pattern, and it is much better. This yarn is amazing, I love it. My only regret so far is that the beads I chose are ending up looking a little silver, when I had wanted them to be clear. Oh well...