Monday, February 26, 2007
Some comments heard while knitting a dishcloth:
Them: "That is pretty, what is it?"
Me: "A Dishcloth. Or a handtowel. It matches my kitchen."
Them: "But it is too pretty to wipe dishes or hands on!"
Them: "And you could buy those so cheap at Walmart!"
Them: "Like $3 for a three-pack!"
Them: "It seems like so much labor for something you are just gonna mess up!"
Them: "If it were in my kitchen, I would get it all stained in two seconds!"
Them: "Shouldn't you use your skills to make baby booties or something? How old are you now?"
Them: "What happens when it gets all stained? Will it wash out? Is that cotton?"
Me: "Um...well...I mean..."
Me: "I made my mom some dishcloths. They tighten up in the dryer and get all soft and thick, and she really likes them..."
Them: "But...But...What do you do when they get all messed up?"
Me: "Well, I guess that is their job, isn't it?"
Does anyone have a more clever response? I need some ammo, here!
It's so fun to see everyone's projects! Thanks for the sharing and the advice!
More baby stuff
Sunday, February 25, 2007
Saturday, February 24, 2007
Friday, February 23, 2007
I've finished an existing square, started and finished another, and started yet another since Thursday afternoon. I really love the way the Jojoland Rhythm is knitting up. Each square is unique. And the squares are small enough that I can finish one in an evening. Very satisfying.
peaches/sugar and cream?
So, here goes. Does anyone know if Sugar and Cream cotton (sold through Mary Maxim in Canada) is equivalent to Peaches and Cream cotton that I have heard so much about in the MDK book? If so, I want to go out and buy loads this weekend. However, I have had mixed success with another relatively cheap cotton (Bernat Handicrafter - it gave off a lot of fluff while knitting with it).
Any thoughts appreciated.
Thursday, February 22, 2007
Burp towel set
Now I've finished its companion - the MD Burp Cloth, in dish towel mode. I used a large ball of Peaches N' Creme red and had plenty for the cloth and a good size towel. Neither are perfect but they're just for dishes, right?
I've posted more pix on my blog at http://nautiknitter.wordpress.com.
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Heartbreakingly Cute Baby Kimono
All Done! I love it!
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Finally, a reason to knit for babies...
I think these are so cute! I'm already planning more bibs and burp cloths.
I've also finished my version of Kay's Slip Stitch Scarf in Encore Chunky and a dishcloth featuring a crocheted version of a mitred square. Pictures and details are posted on my blog.
Saturday, February 17, 2007
curve of many colours - done!
I would recommend this project to anyone... it is much simpler than it looks. Please see my blog http://knitwitsvengeance.blogspot.com for specs.
Thursday, February 15, 2007
For anyone else who's knit this, were yours ruffly too? I don't mind the look but I do think I must have messed it up.
Hit my blog for another picture.
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Curve of Pursuit finished (well, maybe...)
Here is the Curve of Pursuit with a border added (log cabin style). Trying to decide whether I should add another teal coloured mitered border (to match the centre square). Pros: use up more of my stash, harmonise the pattern; cons: I have been working on this a bit too long.
PS pattern for the Curve of Pursuit is available at www.woollythoughts.com
Monday, February 12, 2007
Kay Kopy Kat: Baby Genius Scarf
I just loved Kay's version of the Baby Genius Scarf, so I had to copy it. I used Lambs Pride Worsted 1 skein, in Wild Violet and 2 Skeins Noro Silk Garden in color #224. The colors were so pretty and fun to use that I got it done in 2 weeks and I usually find scarves to slow work. It measured 5'3" when I was done. But after hand washing it grew to over 6 feet. It's cozy but the silk garden does make it rather itchy, but the colors make up for itchiness and I have generally overlooked it.
I even had to drape it over a fence for the photo, no stone walls here though...
Thursday, February 08, 2007
Log Cabin Dishrag
Here is a log cabin dish rag I dashed off. I have been trying to post for a while and had almost given up when the blogger let me switch to the new version and here I am! I am still working on the tail-gate rag rug, but hope to show it soon.
Wednesday, February 07, 2007
curve of pursuit... (almost) finished
Pattern available at www.woollythoughts.com with thanks to Pat and Steve.
For full specs please see my blog http://knitwitsvengeance.blogspot.com
Monday, February 05, 2007
Can you stand one more baby kimono?
Thursday, February 01, 2007
I must admit, I was surprised at just how quickly and easily this knit up. I thought it would be fairly slow going, but it cruised along at a good clip. I do think I'm going to take a break, though, before knitting up a mate for the second window in the bathroom where this curtain is destined. Now all I have to do is wash and block (and possibly starch) and this puppy will be ready to hang. Now all I have to do is decide which of the many projects on my to-do list I'm going to go for next....
Finished meitered-square blanket
I've finally finished this blanket, I've had it in progress for 2 seasons now. It is going to my sister for one of her babies - she had twins a few months ago. I'm so happy with it though, I want to keep it for myself! The official stats are over at my blog.