Monday, February 28, 2011

Weave Me Wash Me

I have been admiring this dishcloth for some time now.  For our February Mid-Month Dishcloth KAL, Alli Barrett shared her design, also found on Ravelry.  I was so excited to be able to knit this cloth!!

The suggested color for this KAL was a Shaded Pastel.  I didn’t have that color, but picked a nice variegated yarn.

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As soon as I realized what cloth I was knitting, I had to cast on again with a solid color.

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After knitting these two, I cast on again with the soft I Love This Cotton yarn.

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I’m actually in the middle of knitting this again in I Love This Cotton in brown.  I’m trying this using the Norwegian Purl instead of a normal Purl.  It’s a little difficult as I am learning this new stitch.

Friday, February 25, 2011


I finished a placemat!!  Rachel's Knitting Room Yahoo Group just had a KAL where we worked on a placemat.  I’m not sure I would have chosen to do a placemat, but I’m glad I gave it a try.  Rachel designed this cloth and only gave us 5 rows a day during the week days.  The weekends she didn’t give us any row so that we could play catch-up if we needed.  Smile

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I really like the details, I think it’s a pretty pattern.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Mixed Emotions

I’ve been very sad that Peaches & Creme yarn has been bought out by another company.  My sadness actually started when one of the stores in the area stopped carrying the yarn.  Back then I bought as much as I could as the store put it on sale to clear it out.  Now P&C has stopped selling and shipping the yarn.  But before the company closed I was able to purchase some of the yarn.

I love packages in the mail – who doesn’t?

This is what came two weeks ago.

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You can see on the bottom right side of the box that it had quite a trip to Oregon.

Best of all was what was inside!!

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I was thinking that it would be great to make seven dishcloths and towels, each in a different color for each day of the week.  Sometimes I get a bit grossed out when the dishcloth sits at the sink for a second day of use.  This way each day of the week could have a different color and hopefully it would be obvious that it was time to change the color (I mean cloth).

Monday, February 21, 2011

Valentine’s Update

I’ve been meaning to post this for days, but I’ve been down with the flu. 

Tuesday, after Valentine’s day, I found another heart pattern.  I knitted it up quickly.  I love this one, too!

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This pattern was designed and posted this month by Elaine Fitzpatrick.  You can find her pattern here.  Also, check out all the other wonderful free patterns she has on the right hand column of her blog.  Love her patterns!!

I also wanted to share a picture of my non-chocolate Valentine’s present.

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This is Zauberball, a ball of sock yarn, with gradual color changes – from gold to rust to red to burgundy.  Now to find the perfect pattern to show off this beautiful yarn.

This yarn is designed to be used from the outside instead of the usual, pulling the yarn from the center.  Interesting!  

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Have a great Valentine’s Day!  I’m hoping that maybe my Valentine might get me yarn today, it has fewer calories than chocolate Smile

I just wanted to share my favorite heart cloth.  This is designed by KrisKnits and can be found here.

I knitted this with my new favorite yarn, I Love This Cotton!

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Friday, February 11, 2011

Betsy the Bass

February’s Monthly Dishcloth KAL was Betsy the Bass designed by Janet Nogle.  Since I am left-handed my bass is swimming to the left instead of most people’s whose would be swimming to the right.

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After finishing this, I decided to try my hand at intarsia.  So I knitted Betsy the Bass once more.  I’ve only done this once before with June 2009's Dishcloth KAL.  My first attempt was a bit easier because all the color changes occurred in a straight line.  It was easy to twist the colors to avoid gaps. 

Betsy was a bit trickier, but it turned out ok, I guess.

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011


I wanted to share what I knitted during the SuperBowl this weekend.  I’m part of a yahoo group - Marilyn's Knitting Heaven On Earth.  Marilyn shares a lot of free patterns that she finds on the internet.  She also has just started some knit-offs.  Flurries is the second knit-off that we’ve done this winter.

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I find this pattern quite appropriate for the wild winter most people are experiencing.  Flurries is designed by Michell Crimm and can be found on her website Southern Comfort Knit and Crochet.

Since I’m showing off the knit-off cloths, I’ll also post my cloths from the first knit-off.

This is the Checker Square Garter Dishcloth found here.

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I really enjoyed knitting this one, so much so that I made it’s opposite.

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These cloths got my head spinning with different color combinations – browns, oranges, tans, purples, greens, etc.  I thought these would make great squares for an afghan.  Oh, to have the time to make all that I dream of in my head.

Monday, February 7, 2011


Here are my January Mid-Month Dishcloths from our KAL.  This cloth “Freedom” is designed by Sue Schaefer for Harvest Moon Designs.

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These first two cloths were done with Sugar ‘n Cream yarn from my stash.

This next cloth is done with Hobby Lobby’s “I Love This Cotton!”  Well, I have fallen in “love” with this yarn!  It is so much softer.  I’m thinking I want to try this cloth on my face cloth because of it’s softness.  IMG_2379 (640x606)

I’m really wishing we had a Hobby Lobby near.  Last year my niece and my sister brought me some of this yarn, now I’m wishing for more!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Crowning Glory Scarf

I thought I’d share my latest finished project.  I’m part of a multidirectional knitting group found here.  We’ve just been knitting this KAL.

Here’s the finished scarf which I made from ArtYarns Regal Silk.  I absolutely loved working with the silk!

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Here’s a close-up of the details -

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I finished this on Saturday evening and brought it upstairs to show to Mom before blocking it.  She asked what I was planning to wear with it.  I then surprised her by announcing it was hers.  She ended up wearing it to church without waiting for me to block it.  She received several compliments which made me feel good!

Here’s Mom modeling it -

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I love the way she’s decided to wrap it here -

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I’m not photographer, you can tell by the glare on the glasses, but I loved Mom’s smile -

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If you are interested in the pattern, you can find it here on ravelry.