About a month ago, I decided to join the Mezzaluna Club that Sivia Harding was doing. (Here's the Ravelry link.) I'm only getting the patterns, then choosing my own yarn / beads from my yarn / bead stash, and am loving the first installment! Last week, she sent us the first pattern and shipped yarn and beads to those who have signed up for the pattern and kits. For those of us not receiving kits, she had given us approximate supply lists so that we could search for yarn and beads that would work. It was difficult to make a final decision before seeing the design, so I had pulled out a few choices. Once I saw a picture of the yarn that was in the kits, I decided on a beautiful, varigated blue Ella Rae sock yarn.
This first design is called Penumbra, and it's beautiful! When I saw the pattern, I just had to start knitting, and with the long holiday weekend, was able to get quite a lot done. Just finished row 70, and only have 6 more pattern rows to go! The needles aren't long enough to spread it out, so I did my best to take a picture of the center, and then one a little closer. Hopefully you'll be able to see all the beautiful beads.