Thursday, August 31, 2006

My 1st dishcloth....Hey i'm a little slow with the easy things

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This is my first attempt at a dish cloth.

But I think it came out good, I really like it.

Here's the pattern, if anyone wants to try

Needle: #6
Yarn: 100% cotton
Cast on 4
Row 1 knit
Row 2 k2, yo, knit across
Repeat Row 2 until you have 28 stitches
Row 24 k2, yo, k11, p2, knit across
Row 25 k2,yo, knit across and all odd rows to 37
Row 26 k2, yo, k11, p4, knit across
Row 28 k2, yo, k11, p6, knit across
Row 30 k2, yo, k11, p8, knit across
Row 32 k2, yo, k11, p10, knit across
Row 34 k2, yo, k11, p12, knit across
Row 36 k2, yo, k11, p14, knit across
Row 38 k1,k2tog, yo,k2tog, k8, p16, knit across
Row 39 k1,k2tog, yo, k2tog, knit across and all odd rows until finish
Row 40 k1,k2tog, yo,k2tog, k6, p18, knit across
Row 42 k1,k2tog, yo,k2tog, k5, p18, knit across
Row 44 k1,k2tog, yo,k2tog, k5, p7,k2,p7, knit across
Row 46 k1,k2tog, yo,k2tog, k5, p5,k4,p5, knit across
Row 48 k1,k2tog, yo,k2tog, k5, p3,k6,p3 , knit across
Row 50 k1,k2tog, yo,k2tog, , knit across
Repeat Row 50 until you have 4 stitches on the needle.You can now either bind off or do a round of single crochet and make a little loop of chain stitches in one corner so you can hang the cloth to dry when you are finished using it.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Sari Yarn and Baby Blankets.

Ok, so the baby blanket isn't being knitted out of the sari yarn but still. Actually I think if I knitted the baby blanket out of the sari yarn, the mother of said baby, wouldn't use it.

She was actually grossed out one day by it because, we found a toenail in it. Hey the joys of yarn that was handspun in India....what do more do you least it didn't stink too bad.

The baby blanket is coming along well, it's almost 1/2 done we are trying for it to be about crib size when it finishes. And it's almost there. Saw a real cute pattern for a blanket knitted on the bias, so I deceided to do that.

Let's see how it works out.

Now for the sari yarn update. It's a purse, not like I don't have enough already I might need another one. I really like the way its coming out. I messed it up a little bit and ripped it out (it was only about 4 hours of knitting that I started biggy, I've done it before, don't worry, i'm sure I'll do it again.

So thats my little update. I'll keep you posted.

Monday, August 21, 2006


It was a good weekend for Knitting and baseball.

The majority of the weekend was spent doing a little bit of both. Watching 5 New York Yankee games....which was a good thing, because they won all 5 games.

And yes while watching all the games. What did I do you ask? I was knitting.

Still working on 3 projects. 1 baby blanket for a friend, a purse made of recycled sari yarn, and the ever elusive orange sweater.

The baby blanket, I ran out of yarn, and have to go to the store and get more. The purse, I'm knitting in the round and got about 25 rounds done on it.

And the ever elusive orange sweater....still sitting in my knitting bag, the only thing i've done to it, I need the needles that it was on to work on the purse, so I took it off the circular needles that it was on and put it on straight needles.....woohoo, I got a row knit.