June 12, 2005
The results are in!
Hello, wonderful knitbloggers. I post some bead pictures and 47 comments later (as of Sunday noon), I think I can safely say that all of you have opinions! I won't go into details of how I scored your responses, other than to say it was consistent bead to bead. Here are the results:
So it looks like you guys like #3!
I bet you're all wondering which one is the color of the Honda?
This isn't my neighbor's Honda, I wasn't able to take a picture of it because it's not parked in its usual spot right now. But I'm pretty sure this one is the same color, and I'm pretty sure this color is called, "graphite pearl." In real life, the Honda color is very close to the color of silvery-gray hematite.
I guess you can tell that I'm leaning towards beads #4 or #10. I spent some time with Colleen and Paula this weekend, and in addition to having a blast with them (note: must meet up with them again), they were able to advise me on bead selection in real life. They had the brilliant idea to look at the beads from a distance, and told me that, excluding the white beads, the only ones you can see from 10 feet away are #4. I agree that #3 and #10, which you guys prefer, are subtle and sparkly and lively, all at the same time, but the fact is you can't see them against the fabric from 10 feet away. I tried to capture that with my digital camera, but I think you just have to be there. I will consult with my Sunday Stitch 'n Bitch today, but not before I'll go to Beadworks and get beads #4!