Getting My Knit On! Knitting Soft Flex On The Road1:19 PM
Back Story: While visiting my family in New York this summer I gifted my little sister a Soft Flex knitted bangle bracelet for her birthday. My mom commented on how much she liked it so, when I returned home I set off to make her one and made the sea glass and pearl bangle that I shared with you in this blog post. Upon finishing, I snapped the quick picture above and shared it on my Facebook page to say "hey, look what I made today!". Within minutes I had a few comments and a message from people saying "I love that bracelet you just made, how much is it?" and it was sold! I have never sold something so quickly. I was like "whoa, what just happened?!" Then I was like "hmm, I guess I should make more bracelets like that!"
Earlier this week I headed out on a road trip to California with my husband and a few friends. I packed some colorful spools of Soft Flex beading wire, my 5-peg knitting spool and cutters. That's all I needed to keep busy! I could have strung beads onto the wire and secured them with bead stoppers until I was ready to use the wire so, that I could add beads while I knitted. But, that's okay - I'll be adding beads down the center cage for most the designs anyway.
What a great road trip activity! It was a relaxing way to pass the time. Once a few rows are knitted I could stop when I needed a break and easily pick up where I left off. Here's a few pictures of my work in process:
I made all of these knitted pieces on the way to California. The pieces are about 6" long and they each took me less than 30 minutes to complete. I used a variety of colors of .019 diameters and knit styles. Knit Style instructions and videos can be found on our How to use a Knitting Spool webpage.
I'll be sure to post my completed projects on Soft Flex's Facebook page and this blog when I finish!