Thursday, May 11, 2006

 

Joining was not easy!

This dishcloth pattern was the reason why I purchased the Mason Dixon book. I ordered it on the publication day. I've started reading Mason Dixon blog a week earlier. I like the simple and easy projects. This dishcloth was part of my mothers day gift and has it's honor place with others in my mothers kitchen. She will never use it though. Dishcloths in this form are not known in Austria, as far as I know and my mother will never give up her beloved sponge.

I made four dishcloth so far. The color possiblities are endless. And I like to see how different they are, reflecting the knitter.


The second project from the book I made is a hand towel. I liked the idea, but changed the pattern and size. The Euroflax color here is called Moss Lake and the pattern (from B. Walker's book) is called ripples. Very fitting! This is finished already and will be my fathers day present. He doesn't need another scarf. Oh, I wanted to say, that knitting with this linen yarn is not fun. After washing, drying and ironing it was softer, but for my sensible skin still too rough. My dad will like it. ;o)


Last shot of my first dishcloth.

This Log Cabin is my long term project or TV project if you will. I do not watch a lot of TV. This will be a very big square. Right now it's 28" X 28". I did NOT got out and buy this yarn especially for a Log Cabin. I would have liked to have more lighter colors but I'll have to life with this. It's already big in my lap but so tiny in our driveway! ;o)


Thanks to Cristina's patience I'm finally able to show my Mason Dixon contributaion to this KAL. It's the first KAL I've joined (been knitting since November '05).


Comments:
Your log cabin square is lovely! I have never knitted with linen, the second I pick up a hank of that yarn, my fingers say "ouch, NO!" Can't imagine spending hours touching it. I'll just admire the photos of everyone else's towels!
 
All of your projects look great, but especially the log cabin.
 
Whoo hoo - you made it on to the MDalong blog - nice to see you here! Great progress on the log cabin - and I'd been wondering how the euroflax towel was coming along - sure is beautiful!

Abi
 
Wow! That log cabin is BEAUTIFUL!! The colors are great! (applause)
 
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