Since Kai was on babywatch today, I took a trip out to Hobby Lobby to pick up some supplies. A friend of the family has requested a crochet Christmas tree similar to one her grandmother made years ago. I did some research on Ravelry and decided that this pattern was the closest match to the tree in question. Since I don’t have any green acrylic in my extremely large stash, I had to pick up a skein plus something to use as decorations for the tree.
After a half an hour (seriously) of scouring the bead section, I decided on the combo you see above. I’m not jumping for joy over my selections, but they’ll do. I just couldn’t find anything in particular that spoke to me. Since the beads are made of glass, they are a bit heavy. I’m thinking I’ll have to weight the base of the tree when it’s finished.
I suppose it wouldn’t have been a proper trip to the craft store (or in my nature) if I had left without something for myself. I spent some time browsing the button section and was unable to leave without these:
Now I have to knit some garments so I can make use of my new treasures!