Sunday, June 25, 2006
My first Mason Dixon project
Despite not having an intended recipient in mind, the first project I attempted was the baby kimono. My initial attempt was knit in lilac / purplish-blue / pale green / grass green ombre Sugar'n'Creme. I followed the pattern as specified and ended up with a garter stitch kimono (see below, on the right).
Then I got slightly more ambitious; my second attempt was crafted of white SnC, this time in stockinette with seed stitch borders across the bottom and at the wrists, with a striped grosgrain ribbon tie closure (see below).
No one in my circle of friends/acquaintances is expecting a bundle of joy in the near (or not so near) future, but I figure I'm ahead of the game :o)
Speaking of gifts, I just completed my first set of ball band dishcloths (in light blue and lemon yellow SnC) as a housewarming gift for a friend who, with her long-time boyfriend, just purchased their first house. Along with the dishcloths, I'll include a pretty bottle filled with dishwashing detergent and a book, The Home Owner's Manual.
Inspired by the knitter on this KAL who said s/he knit the bubbly curtain in crochet thread (size 3), I went out and bought a whole bunch. I made a swatch/test panel of a single repeat of the pattern in an ivory color, with the following result:
I'm sufficiently satisfied that I will indeed attempt a full curtain... But not until after I try knitting one of the moss grid hand towels. Since "mama's on a budget" (as my good friend would say), the Euroflax isn't quite affordable for me. So I'm trying out the hand towel in a spring green crochet thread. I hope the result will both be absorbent and hold its shape, because it could potentially make a great (and inexpensive) holiday gift.
I enjoy reading everyone's useful tips and seeing everyone's latest projects, so keep those blog entries coming!