Monday, September 28, 2009

Finally Caught Up

Since I joined the Monthly Dishcloth KAL at the end of March, I've been keeping up with the dishcloths as they've come along. In between time I've been trying to play catch up. Well I've finally finished January through March and their mid-months. This is March's Pot O' Gold.

I did a little experiment with the lighter yellow cloth. According to the pattern, the image is created on the right side of the cloth, with the wrong side being border then purling across. In the lighter cloth, I tried the pattern by creating the image on the wrong side with the right side being border then knitting. The difference is very subtle, but I believe that the image is stronger when created on the right side - as in the darker yellow cloth. The colors and yarns can fool one a bit, but I was able to feel a difference.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Playing Catch Up

For the past several weeks I've been trying to catch up on the February mid-month dishcloth. I am finally done with this one!! This is called Circle Cloth.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


This is the September mid-month dishcloth KAL. We just got the last rows last night, so I don't have the official name for this cloth. I decided to name the cloth, Rhombus, because it is a rhombus. I also wanted to dedicate this cloth to Amber, who is trying to memorize the definition of a rhombus.

A rhombus is an equilateral parallelogram.

Monday, September 21, 2009

September ABC Dishcloth

School has begun and my times seems to be tied up with helping Amber with her home schooling/charter school work and my job - the office manager at her charter school. Some nights I'm so tired that I don't have the energy to knit.
This is my excuse for not posting my knitting lately.
Here are the September KAL dishcloths - very appropriate for this time of year.
I added one row of knit before I did my border on the yellow dishcloth. Subtle but I think I like it better.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Sock Yarn

O.K., so I admit, I have a problem. I am a yarnaholic!

I have so much yarn stashed away, yet I still need - (ok want) more yarn. I saw this sock yarn at the yarn store a few weeks ago and have been wanting to buy it ever since, even though I already have several skeins and hanks of sock yarn. I also have to admit that I still have yet to make a pair of socks.
I absolutely love the melon and green stripes of color in this yarn. So today I rationalized the need for this yarn, and I added this beautful yarn to my sock stash.

Diamonds Plus

I've mainly been knitting dishcloths from the Monthly Dishcloth KAL. I'm also a member of Cloth of the Week group, but I don't knit those cloths as often. The following is a pattern from that group. When I saw the pattern, I knew I had to give this one a try.