It’s shameful for me to see that I haven’t blogged here yet this year! I would blame it on the fact that I haven’t reinstalled BlogDesk yet, but I know it’s really just laziness.
As you might expect, there has been some dishcloth knitting…
Three in One Checked and Snowflake
Some might recognize the first from the MonthlyDishcloths KAL back in August. The yarns I chose back then didn’t have enough contrast, so I gave up on it. I must say I’m really pleased with it now, though.
The snowflake is not actually meant to be a dishcloth pattern. The recommended yarn is wool because only a fool would attempt such complex cables in cotton.
cotton = no stretch
no stretch + muchly cables = owwie hands and arms
I knew this but did it anyway. The result is lovely, but if I get the urge to knit it again, I’ll reach for wool instead.
Speaking of lovely…
Yet another great free dishcloth pattern from Smariek Knits. I particularly love the geometric lace cloth series. I don’t know how she keeps coming up with them!
As it just so happened, Mom was looking for a small gift to give to a leaving co-worker, so she bought this off me for $5! A bit excessive, I thought, but she insisted so it went into the yarn fund. Now I get to knit another one!
And just to prove that I do knit things other than dishcloths from time to time, here’s a WIP:
Party Apron from Knitty knit in cheerful, old school Cotton-Ease. The trim is Fuzzy Fur, one of the infamous $1 Target yarns.
Next time I’ll talk about Project Spectrum, Holiday Headstart, and how 2007 is looking to be the year of the afghan.