Crafting and Creating; Photography and Poetry
I finished the red dishcloth over Thanksgiving. Blocking helped immensely with this one, it had been quite hourglass-shaped. I caught a few mistakes while still on the same row, and was able to take the stitches out and fix things. That’s the first time I’ve tried to do that.
Success! On to the next!
I currently have two knitting project bags going (a third one has yarn, needles, and pattern in it, but not cast on yet). The first is a dishcloth for my grandmother for Christmas. She asked for something with red in it. The pattern is Stripes from Sandy Scoville’s Knit Dishcloth Sampler: Twelve Nifty Pattern Stitches. I thought the vertical stripes in the texture would be interesting with the horizontal patterning in the color.
I like having a knitting project bag around that has something being made in just garter stitch. I can watch TV with the in-laws, carry a conversation at a meeting, pay attention to what is going on around me instead of focusing on counting stitches and reading patterns. The newest completion from that bag:
I finished a project! The simple weave dishcloth (#16) from Nifty Knit Dishcloths. This was my first attempt at following a pattern as well as using both knit and purl stitches together, and it shows at the beginning. However, my speed and confidence (and hopefully skill!) improved greatly by the end. The WIP photo has better color to it; the finished photo was taken outside in evening sunlight.
There are probably many more dishcloths in my future. They seem like a good practice ground for new techniques, and almost everything is still new to me. I bought another pamphlet of dishcloth patterns that includes cables as well as twists and eyelets and such. Still another pamphlet has cute garden designs, all knit/purl combinations.