Saturday, September 23, 2006

Resistance is futile

I couldn't help myself; I finally gave in and knit a ballband dishcloth from MDK. And yes, those are blocking pins; I am blocking a washcloth. I wanted to admire it in all its slip-stitch glory before putting it to use.

Fun and easy to knit, although my hands tended to cramp something fierce. I went down two sizes from the recommended size 7 needles, since I'm a loose woman knitter (no, I didn't swatch; I decided to throw caution to the winds and wing it). I think I'll try size 6 needles for the next one. Already have the yarn picked out!

Lest you think I am totally unable to withstand the lure of a new project, I have two CIC FOs to show off:

Another pair of socks from the tapestry wool donated by Carla, and a vest made with two strands of sock yarn worked together. The sock yarn is kettle dyed, one skein blue, and the other purple. I like the effect produced by one color being to the fore, then the other, combined with the varying intensity of the colors. I only used about half the kettle dyed yarn, so I plan to make some socks to match.

I'm pretty happy with this vest pattern and hope to have it written up soon & posted on my free patterns page. Maybe knit it just one more time to make sure it is A-OK.

Now I'm off to pick up a pizza for dinner. I starving; there might be a piece or two missing by the time I get home.


At 5:56 PM, Blogger Lucinda said...

I've yet to knit a dishcloth. But yours is very pretty.

Too pretty to use to wash dishes.


At 4:08 PM, Anonymous Donna said...

Great work Carol. I just visited your pattern site today. Very lovely stuff!


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