the pattern stated .... Easy 2 hours to complete.
I spent the first 4 hours transferring the beads to the Pearle thread. and yes I did do it the correct way they stated, even tho I still finished up with nearly 100 of the little beggars scattered on the floor and the seat.
Next Day and a couple of hours or more later I started the knitting. Oh no..... trying to follow the pattern in my advanced years is not a good idea.
So another couple of hours spent on the computer translating it into an eligible shorthand (its easy to read K2 5B instead of knit two stitches slip five beards etc.)
Next Day ... after three false starts ah ah we have this thing licked until I had 3 yes THREE more rows to go and I DROPPED a stitch. Oh no problem. Except have you tried picking up dropped stitched on Pearle No 8 thread and size 4/0 knitting needles. If you don't know the thickness, thick of a large darning needle and its thinner. I finished up sewing the dropped stitch in. It didn't look too bad but I knew it wasn't correct.
Next day off we go to a flying start ...... well until I reached the half way mark. Then things got a bit muddled (maybe it was the lateness of the hour). But after trying to back stitch and failing desperately I pulled it out and went to bed. (forgetting to say I threw it across the room in disgust.)
Now you know how I spend my evenings sitting sweetly with The Scot watching the sqaure box. Thank goodness he is deaf and still thinks of me as a sweet old lady who doesn't use bad words. :)
But today is a New Day and I will start again Watching the Cricket of course. ummm maybe thats asking for trouble too as the matches are getting very exciting between Australia and Sri Lanka.
Watch this space.