Sunday, August 27, 2006

And yet another Grandmother's Favorite Dishcloth

Well, I have made another dishcloth using the Grandmother's Favorite Dishcloth pattern. I love how easy it is to whip out w/o paying attention to the pattern. I figure after we move (Friday we are signing our new lease, and Monday we are actually moving) I'll start working on something a little more demanding.

For this dishcloth, I used Peaches & Creme yarn again, #179 (Aqua Mist Ombre). I still have to secure the ends, but that won't take long at all. I think my stitches are becoming more even, and I'm finally getting the hang of YO and K2tog. These are good practice for me. :) Hopefully I'll be updating again in a few days!

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Another Grandmother's Favorite Dishcloth

Well, I did another Grandmother's Favorite Dishcloth (same site, same yarn), and I think it turned out much better. It's a bit bigger than the other one, so I can tell my stitches were much more relaxed. I really do like this pattern, since it's so easy to memorize. I'll prolly start another one tomorrow while I'm killing time before my interview. Wish me luck! :-)

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Grandmother's Favorite Dishcloth

Well, I tackled another dishcloth. I guess I like doing dishcloths because they don't seem to take too long to do (and I'm still trying to get down some of the stitches). This one allowed me to practice YO and K2tog. I know I was too tight on my stitches, and it didn't help that it was hot and I was sweating and the yarn was sticking to my hands (wow, talk about a run-on grammer teachers would be mortified!). I did Grandmother's Favorite Dishcloth. I know the pattern is posted in a few places, but I got it from here. I used Peaches & Creme yarn, color 201 (Sea Mist). I think I'm going to try doing another one and see if it flows a bit easier. This one only took me two days to complete (ok, so I still have to turn the ends under, but it's almost 100% complete). I'm wondering if it will look more square after it's first washing. Maybe it pulled too hard while I was finishing it up and that's why it looks a bit more like a kite? At least this pattern was very easy to memorize, and it is easy to adapt to any size. I might try making some smaller ones for face cloths.

Ok, that's all from me for now. I'm going to head off and do a bit of knitting while my son falls asleep. Hopefully I'll be posting again soon!

Guess I should update *non-knitting*

Wow, it's been almost a month since my last update. Life has been a bit crazy here lately. We're planning a move from Bellefontaine, Ohio to Cincinnati, Ohio, and it's moving along pretty quickly. We sign our lease in Cincinnati on Sept 1st. I have a job interview this friday (August 18th), so we'll see how that goes. The bib I made went to a good friend for her baby shower, and it got oohhs and aahhs from everyone, and Kate (the momma-to-be) asked for the pattern to make a few herself. We had a yard sale this past weekend and got rid of quite a bit of stuff. Now all that's left is more packing. We've gotten quite a bit packed, but there always seems to be more stuff. Sadly, I parted with some of my yarn stash, but I have plenty more where it came from. :-) Just an update about me. I'm starting to do some knitting again, so hopefully this will get updated again at a more frequent interval.