Sunday, February 22, 2009

She's Finished!

Well, I must say she is a beauty!  I was surprised to see that it only weighed 1 and 5/8 oz. of cotton yarn.  One ball would make one cloth with a decent amount of scraps leftover. You could make a tribble in the varigate to match.   It is so soft and cushy, it would make a nice bathroom rug! Thirsty indeed!

My poor little cold cell phone...

While taking a break from my thirsty cloth, I decided to make a cell phone case.  My poor little phone was getting cold with this 5 degree Michigan weather.  It took all but two hours and very little concentration.  I like knittings pattern that makes me happy when I watch t.v. or listen to books on tape.  If you would like to try make one, you can find the pattern here.

Right now, I am listening to "The Knitting Circle" by Anne Budd.  I enjoy listening to it while driving to and from work.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

"Thirsty Cloth"

I just finished day four of the Monthly KAL.  I am very pleased with my cloth.  With all those slip stitches it is making a very "thirsty" cloth.  Hint: If you click on the picture, it will give you a close-up look of the stitches.  You can find the pattern here.

 When I am finished with it, I think I will make a fitted cloth for my swiffer using this pattern.  I have one completed using the brick pattern and it is very thick and thirsty and really does a great job on my floors.  If you have the Mason Dixon book called "Knitting Outside the Lines", there is a very nice pattern in there for a swiffer cloth.  It fits the swiffer mop and has 2 buttons for an even neater appearance.  I can see where it would be easier to put on/take off the mop, too.

Gotta run, more knitting to do...

Thursday, February 19, 2009

My Next Project

I will be working on the "Big Dotty Cushion" from the Mason Dixon Knitting Book.  I want to make this cushion for my piano bench.  I haven't quite decided on colors yet, but maybe something in rust or earthy tones.  Something to think about.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

So Far, so good!

I've just finished day two of the Mid Month KAL.  I decided to use 4 different colors of yarn.  I am using a varigated called lemonade with 3 contrasting colors, yellow, lime and pink.  I think it is turning out quite cute.  It reminds me of Spring.  I love jelly beans and this fits the look exactly.  Gotta run, more knitting to do and I think I will munch on some yummy jelly beans, too!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

Some yummy sweet treats for the boys!  Very sweet indeed!  Who can possibly resist chocolate dipped strawberries?  Not my family!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Pink Dishcloth

I am very pleased with my new dishcloth.  I tried this pattern several times over the past year, but it just wasn't working out.  I guess it was just the fact that I was new at knitting and really wasn't sure how to knit it.  But now, I love it!  I'm glad I tried it again!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Coming Up Daisies Cloth

I am in the process of knitting a new cloth called "Coming Up Daisies". It uses a stitch called "star". Basically it's purling three stitches together, leaving stitches on needle and purling the same stitches together again, then slip off needle. The next row follows with a knit stitch, so it fans the star out. I just love it!