Saturday, June 17, 2006
logs and warshcloths
I'm making this log cabin for my soon-to-be new nephew. I wanted to do something a bit original and just make the colors very random, actually there is a bit of a method to it but it looks random. I put a pocket in the middle square so that I can put a little hand-knit bear there.
For a friend who is getting married this weekend, I made she and her partner washcloths, one is the Mason-Dixon washcloth, the other is a pinwheel. (Sorry for the non-MDK pattern reference.) I packaged the washcloths up with handmade soaps, an idea that I got from the book, it was perfect and well within my budget.
After I finished the washcloths, I immediately started a baby bib. I'm making them for friends who are having babies this summer. They go much quicker than my standard gift of baby socks. It was really fun to figure out what designs to make.
Then with the leftover yarn from the bibs and washcloths, I made a ball band dishcloth and have started another.
I am surprised how much fun I'm having with garter stitch. I've been neglecting so many of my other projects for these fun, quick projects.