…like Leafy Washcloths by Megan Goodacre and Pumpking dishcloths (a KnitPicks pattern designed by Teresa Gregorio). These are both fun patterns to knit, and I have the leafy washcloth pattern memorized, including where I add my stabilizer rows (that do not stabilize much). With the fun I’ve had knitting these up, I may have to make more…or search out Santa dishcloths…or trees. We’ll see what the searches yield. 

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Some of my fall fun washcloths…I’m already making more!

I was also asked to knit bowl covers that measure a little bigger than the pumpkins. Now I have to find the right yarn for the coolest knit pattern I found. I think it’s going to be an adventure, but she’s worth it. She almost kept the pumpkin for the bowl cover, but it sold and quicker than expected. 

DSCN5074Aren’t those pumpkins on the right side just lovely? The yellow leaves also went to a good home.

During the search, I found some easter egg dishcloths in knit…and downloaded the pattern to my kindle. I have a summer pattern for the special request and can’t wait to see what else I’ve found. I’ve also made a smidgen of progress on the shawl, I might be on skein eight soon. I’ll get a better photo when it does and hopefully we get a full two days of sunshine in a row to take photos. (It’s now snowing, but it’s Halloween, so it’s almost expected in Michigan). Until next time, Happy Knitting!

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That pretty blue and purple leaf lace cloth became a gift with another requested…and I might put more of that stripey pink to work…we’ll have to see.

The Cuff Is Almost Done!

October 4, 2018

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The trees are beginning to turn here…

I wanted the cuff to be done today so I could start the next section of the pattern. Unless I start on it right now, I will not be able to make that happen. I have behaved (somewhat) and worked on homework for the last three hours. Making sure quotes are correctly attributed can leave me feeling a bit off…so a break is deserved. However, that break is likely going to be in the form of reading, for another class.

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I couldn’t resist the balancing rock…I didn’t do this, but I did nestle that tiny one in the top. It looks like a slightly grumpy rock with eyelashes…

In the meantime, you guys are here for the sock knitting. I think I’ve finally figured out the cuff pattern. I only have one more row of each to finish before I begin the slightly more complicated actual leg pattern. It’s more complicated in that it adds in yarn overs and simple knit two togethers or slip, slip, knit stitches. It’s easier in that I’ll have less groupings of threes, less knit two together and knit the first stitch again then slip both off. I got worn out just thinking about it. The pattern is Ann Budd’s own Mock Cables and Lace.

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Did you ever notice that on some trees, the tops turn first?

I also do not have to knit through the back loop anymore. This may be a good thing, but now I have to remember how to knit…kidding…there was some standard knitting in these twelve rows. Next time, nevermind…unless I fall in love with a pattern, there won’t be a next time. However, once I got used to this cuff, I almost started enjoying it. It’s easier to enjoy when I’m knitting alone, but I was knitting before class, and made a fellow student laugh when I suggested I needed to teach the instructor not to talk to me while knitting. I’m not sure this instructor is trainable though…at least he’s fair, so far.

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There are still a few flowers on campus

Alas, back to the knitting. I’m still waiting on the tatami yarn and hoping it comes in soon. I’m also planning to work on repairs as it gets chillier, but I haven’t been able to bring myself to do them. Until next time, Happy knitting!DSCN4127

Update! Do you see this? I had a bit of wait time before and during the reading tonight (which was quite entertaining). I got the next two rows done and can start on the beginning of the pattern next time I pick these up.