Friday, March 20, 2009

FO: Grandma's Favorite dishcloth

Our dishcloths (machine knit, bought at local health foods store) were in terrible shape (keep getting holes in them and raveling), and I kept getting caught in the car with a sleeping baby. I've resolved to always have a dishcloth project on hand in the car. (Heck, I could keep one going in each car!) Expect to see a few dishcloths on the blog this year. (Warning: I've already finished 3 this year, and I've got 50 in my Ravelry queue!)

I finally made a Grandmother's Favorite (or Grandma's Favorite) - the classic on-the-bias, knit until it's as wide and long as you want, then start decreasing, with eyelets on the border that are knit in as you go. Mindless, as each row is the same, and wonderful to scrub with, as it's garter stitch. Beautiful in ombres and solids.

Project specs:

Yarn: Creme de la Creme, received in Dishrag Tag (the first) swap.
Needles: size 8, KnitPicks Options
Pattern: Grandmother's Favorite

It's in use, and it already has a hole in it.

Pay It Forward

Well, it's been a year and I've failed. But only barely. I actually have the things almost made, and last night DH was babysitting (for another couple - we exchange so we both get free babysitting) and I was gonna finish them up on the exact day, but I got tired and surfed the Internet instead. Yeah, should've gone to bed, because TLD was up at 11pm.

Anyway, someday soon, I'll have les secret hand-made gifts finished and send them. Hey Marie, are you out there? I need your address. You can email me - just go to the "View my complete profile" page. Trek, I've got yours. Kadiddly, I'm waiting to see when I finish to see if you've moved by then.


Unfringed said...

Aww! I'd actually forgotten about that completely! I love that particular dishcloth pattern, though - I've used it myself for both dishcloths and baby blankets! It's so mindlessly relaxing!

Thanks for the kind words, too! I'm considering myself extremely lucky right now. I know that it may or may not work out, but at least for now, I know that this is the best thing for me. And I still get to keep up with people here thanks to the Internet and blogland!

kathryn said...

I'm a convert to dishcloth knitting! I'm using it to teach myself continental--tension's a mess, though. I also knit on one during the dark intermissions of a recent trip to see one of the Met Opera's HD broadcasts--knitting by touch. Hope all is well with you!