…and some of the gifts are finally starting to look finished. I present Twelve Dishcloths Blocking:
Since I know this colorway (P&C Peppercorn Ombre) fades like the dickens, I’m trying the vinegar bath method. They soaked in a half vinegar/half water mix for a half hour, were rinsed, then blocked. The vinegar smell is still very much in evidence, though, and I don’t know I’m going to fix that short of plunking down $2.75 at the laundromat.
The plan had been to do six patterns, two dishcloths of each, but I started panicking when it looked like the cone wouldn’t last and switched to ballband (with ecru as MC) for the last two. Naturally, I still ended up with quite a bit left. My big discovery was the Eyelets pattern. It’s wonderful, especially – dare I say it – for the uglier ombres. The diagonals break up pooling nicely. When I started this quest I hated this Peppercorn colorway, but I grew fonder of it toward the end – due in no little way to the Eyelets cloth.
But it’s not all dishcloths! My Absorba bathmat now has a little brother:
Knitted with size 13 needles instead of size 15 but otherwise identical to the first Absorba.