I haven't been doing a lot of fibery things recently, but I have managed to get the second set of charts done for Mystic Waters.
I like the way this is coming out. The end of the second chart was to be the point where I evaluate my choice of needle size and bead placement, and frog the whole thing if I'm not perfectly pleased. I'm happy (and secretly very relieved) that I will not need to do any frogging. Whew.
This isn't going as fast as MS3 did, even aside from the fact that each right-side row is longer than the one before. I'm finding it very easy to get lost in all the yarnovers, and lose track of where I am in the row. I'm not sure why this is, but the fact that I'm working now (makes me tired in the evenings) and also going to the gym (makes me tired on exercise nights) may have something to do with it.
I also like the way the beads are working out. I'm using #8 seed beads, in a "midnight blue metallic iris" colorway. It's the left-most tube in this picture. The mix of colors- blue, green, and purple- really set off the yarn, and I think using them only in the border will be just enough without being overwhelming or too sparkly.
OK, I'm going to go have a light snack now and start drinking water, in preparation in for my date with the elliptical trainer/evil torture device in a couple hours.