Friday, March 6, 2009

Great Minds Think Alike, Fools.....?

What's that they say? Seldom differ.... I was just catching up on the latest from my blog list and found that my friend Katherine from Texas and I seem to have been of like mind. What better than something quick and satisfying - a wash cloth. While doing laundry the other day it became apparent that some of our store bought towelling wash cloths were getting a bit tatty. I hit the Peaches and Creme stash (yes I currently have a separate stash of Peaches and Creme cotton) and came up with a lovely bright yellow to match in with my bathroom towels. Here's the result

Tuesday evening I had a look through my stitch a day calendar and found Foaming Waves, what better for a wash cloth. The above photo I took Wednesday lunch time, by early evening I had cast off, resulting in ...... tah dah

I have to crochet a hanging loop and weave in the ends but it's done. A quick and satifying knit, just what I needed for instant gratification after the shawl.

BTW my sister got her birthday parcel the day after I posted it - fast post, it was posted first class. Got a quick text from her yesterday to say...quote "I love the scarf". As she was going out last night I haven't been talking to her yet, I'll let you know if she gives me an update.

Back tracking to last Friday I cast my February sock kit from the LOTR sock club - Hobbiton. Progress to date, it's a bit slow as there are quite a few cables. I've left out all the purls in this pattern, don't know why, just felt like it and I'm OK with how that works. The Hobbit holes continue all down the foot in the pattern but I'm going to have to work the foot in plain stocking stitch on this one. I have a lot of problems with odema in my feet and legs and if I work the cables on the feet I'll never get any shoes on over them. I love the yarn it is so squishy so I'll sacrifice a bit if the overall look to make them wearable.

So there you go an update on the newer stuff I'm working on. The slipover? Hasn't moved I'm still trying to decide about the sleeves. I've gone back to another WIP, the Apres Surf Hoodie, which has been on the needles since - can't remember exactly when but certainly before last September. I'll get up to date photos on that soon. It's on ravlery but not an up to date photo. The back is finished and I'm about half way up the front. I love knitting it as I always love knitting 4ply even though it's slower than worsted. No more detail I'll save that for another post.

1 comment:

  1. Great minds really do think alike! The wonderful color of your hoody is the same color I am using for the Halcyon lace scarf I just started. I'll have pictures on my next blog post.

    I love the washcloth! I made another in red, but mine are just plain garter stitch. Yours is so pretty and decorative. I need to look up that stitch and do something different with the next cloth I knit!

    I'm so glad you have started blogging. It's great to keep up with you every few days.