On the plus side I've somewhat re-engaged with beading, working out the kinks in a slightly challenging project which although technically complete is most likely only a jumping-off point for something else I can see in my mind's eye but haven't figured out how to do it relatively easily.
It's not that it isn't doable; it's just that it'll be awkward and unpleasant in the stitching and I can't in good conscience propose it as a class because it'll not be any fun to make and then what's the point.
It's not actually a pretty piece and even if I made it in gorgeously pretty colours it would still look like the head of a locust.
I'm happy with the chain though, so that's a plus.
I've been knitting as I burned through three seasons of Orphan Black and one of True Blood but I fear the colder weather isn't kind to my hands which are lately afflicted with sharper pain than usual. But if not now then when? It's not as though there's any healing in their future.
Mostly I'm in love with having an active knitting project. That's kinda huge compared to the past few years.
I made a bracelet as a class sample and while the button-and-loop clasp is quite pretty, it's really difficult to fasten and unfasten as neither the button nor the loop is smooth and so they snag on each other which is really annoying. Pretty but flawed.
It's really remiss of me not to self-promote: Bead and Button registration opens in January although growing is already open and I'm teaching five classes!