New Dishtowel

I have finished another dish towel. I used the Double Bump Dish Cloth pattern found on Ravelry. It was a nice easy knit and something I was able to do while I sat in meetings all last weekend.

Dish cloths are a great way to try new stitches and they are useful! I decided I would knit until I used all of the yarn and this is what I came up with…

Double Bump Dishcloth

My Double Bump Dishcloth

Since it was a dishcloth for me (and to be used) I didn’t block it. It measures 14″ x 8″ – hard to tell in the picture, isn’t it! And this is terrible but I don’t know if this is Peaches and Cream or Sugar ‘n Cream yarn but I do know that it is one or the other. I’ve had this yarn forever and lost the label a long time ago. From the feel of the yarn, I would say it was Peaches and Cream.

I have already started the next dish cloth. It’s called the Raindrop Dishcloth. The circle at the bottom of the dishcloth is made by making several new stitches from one stitch. That might sound complicated but it’s really fairly simple and I can knit while watching TV. I’m knitting it in Lily Sugar ‘n Cream bright navy, I think. Again I’ve lost the label but I’m fairly sure that is what it is. I’ll post a pic when it’s done but below is the pic from the pattern. I don’t think it’ll look as nice in the navy as it does in the light colors but it should still be pretty.

Raindrop Dishcloth

Raindrop Dishcloth

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Floralee

I’m starting a KAL in August and am ready! It’s Floralee and is by Sharon of She Knits. The link to the KAL is: http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/she-knits-pattern-chat/2198112/1-25. I’ve completed a couple of her KALs and love her patterns. It uses 420 yds. of fingering weight yarn. I have chosen and received my yarn! It’s Madeline Tosh LIght in Briar which is a purple tonal yarn. Isn’t it gorgeous!?!

The pattern is a shawl/scarf. I’m really looking forward to finding out what it looks like.  Now I just have to wait until August 1st to get the first clue! 😦

Knitting

I’m participating in a Lion Brand KAL, the Saturday Morning Hoodie. You can find information about it here on Ravelry or here. It looks like it would be a nice comfy cardigan to be lazy in – something I good at. I’m knitting it with Lion Brand Tweed in Woodlands colorway. To be honest, I’m not a huge acrylic fan but I do like this yarn. It’s soft and I just want to curl up in it. Great for a sweater!

I’m not too far on the sweater yet but hope to knit a little each night. I’m a very slow knitter and haven’t tried an adult knitting project but I don’t plan to use this until next fall so I have a lot of time to finish.

I’m working on the back and this is what I have finished so far.

I also have a dishcloth/washcloth I’m working on. It’s for a Cloth and Soap swap, another group on Ravelry. I’m almost done but stopped working on it last week when I got sick. It’s currently sitting at work so I need to get it and finish it. This one has to be mailed by March 5 so I still have time.