Sunday, March 15, 2009

Dishcloths and Sock Experiment

It's Sunday afternoon and I have the computer all to myself, so I thought that this would a good time to get caught up with my blogging.

I had decided that I needed to take a much needed break from trying to knit socks with my recently acquired Opal sock yarn. I had tried out 2 very different patterns and both ended up in the notorious frog pond. (Please see previous posts....if you're at all interested.)

I went back to an old faithful knitting standby......dishcloths! Last week, my favorite craft store had a sale on cotton yarn and I was able to get some new colors that I had never used before. That's always fun.

Here's the Eloomanator’s Diagonal Knit Dishcloth in Lily Sugar and Cream Floral Prints.


And...here it is again in Lily Sugar and Cream Pinky Pink Stripes.

The one done in Pinky Pink Stripes was a fun experiment with this yarn effect. I was curious how the stripes would look when knitted on a diagonal dishcloth. Let's just say that I'm tickled pink with the results! I'm looking forward to knitting more of these with this yarn in the future. This such a fun and relaxing pattern and it's a great one to do while watching Dancing With The Stars or American Idol or any other TV program.

I was going to save this for another post, but since I have the computer, I may as well keep going.

Well, the sock yarn that I'm working with definitely is meant to be knit in a plain pattern. I decided not to fight anymore, however, plain knitting reduces me to boredom and sleep. (I can't watch any TV if I fall asleep.) So....to keep things interesting....I went back to trying to knit Toe-Up Socks. I'm not sure if I like it or not. This is my progress this far........

I'm not too sure if I like the way the toe looks where I've drawn the arrows. When I try it on my foot, I guess it's OK. I'm using a pattern by Wendy D. Johnson of Wendy's Knits She has a really neat blog. The pattern: Fingering Weight Toe-Up Socks With Gusset and Slip-Stitch Heel

More details will follow soon.

Happy Knitting!

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