Saturday, October 21, 2006

Lots o' dishcloths and sweater progress

Well, I have been busy the last couple weeks working on my little boy's sweater and finishing up some dishcloths. Here's the sweater:

It's coming along nicely, and I've just divided into front and back at the underarm so what you're seeing is the bottom half of the sweater.

Here are a couple of ballband dishcloths:

I decided to show them together because I don't particularly care for either one individually, but they look nice as a set. It's a fun and easy pattern. I think they come out a little bigger than I'd prefer.

This is the garterlac dishcloth:

The pattern can be found at It was a lot of fun to make. I expect to make lots more of them.

This is this month's mid-month knitalong dishcloth:

It may not look like much here, but it is illusion knitting. You can see here:

. . . it's a candy corn. Clever, eh? I can't take credit for the pattern, just the knitting.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Monthly Dishcloth KAL and new WIP

It's a cat!!!

I may be a nerd, but this really was fun. Only 8 rows a day and then the project rests the rest of the day. The next one calls for black, orange, yellow and white yarn. An intarsia candy corn on a black background?? I would think that's too challenging for a dishcloth, but I can't figure out anything else!

The newest WIP is a sweater for my dear, dear son. It is Sherwood from the Fall 2006 issue of Knitty.

It's only a couple inches, but I'm liking it so far. The yarn was cheap acrylic/rayon blend Caron Simply Soft tweed. I don't know that he would have been a good risk for wool anyway with his sensory issues, and this will be easy care as well.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Dishcloth KAL and speedy knitting/felting

Ok, so I am a total nerd and joined this monthly dishcloth knitalong group. But it's fun! They only send out 8 or so lines of a pattern per day so you don't know what the finished product will look like till it's done. Here it is afer the first two days:

And after the third day (today):

I was thinking yesterday that it might be a cat, and today I'm relatively sure it will be a cat. We'll see!

This is my sophie bag pre-felting. I picked up some of Patons SWS (Soy Wool Stripes) Friday, played around with a swatch Friday night, decided to do a Sophie bag, cast on Saturday morning, finished the bag part by Saturday night, finished the handles on Sunday during the Colts game, and felted it Sunday afternoon. I am amazed at the speed with which I did this. The SWS is so pretty! The colors fade into each other very nicely, and it feels nice too.

This is the bag after felting. I only ran it through the washer on hot/cold once. It could maybe handle a little more felting, but I like it this size. I thought I might give it away for Christmas, but I like it an awful lot and don't know if I can part with it.