I am very excited as I have some yarn finishes for this Friday!
First another dish cloth as you can simply never have too many. Especially when your hubby has a tendency to use them to clean the BBQ and they are never the same again! It is great that he says they are the best cleaners, but still!
This is the Waffle Knit Dish Cloth pattern that I use ALL the time (Rav notes here). It knits up easily and quickly, and the textured pattern is great for cleaning. Much as I love picture cloths (and I am knitting some Easter ones at the moment), they just don't clean as well as this one. I also knit this one to use up scraps.
I love the colours of this dish cloth. I think they would make great quilt colours for my ten year old son.
And, yes, I have finally started to add my projects to Ravelry. I have never used any of the features under My Notebook, other than putting a million patterns in my library. But I am going to add projects as I start them and slowly (it will take a while!) add my stash to Ravelry. A little bit each day and I should get there by 2018 or so!
I also finished the Tiny Trousers from Vintage Knits for Modern Babies.
The pattern uses 8 ply, but I knitted together two 4 ply yarns. I think it is quite effective and I have another plan to use this technique with some sock yarn and a little boy vest pattern. Maybe for next week?
These are the two yarns I used, both Australian brands. The dark blue was the Patonyle sock yarn (80% wool, 20% nylon) and the white speckled was the Bella Baby Sugar. I have tons of the Bella Baby as it was marked right down last year, so expect to keep seeing that popping up!
I was hoping to have the gorgeous yarn shawl finished as well. But it is amazing how long it takes to knit one row when there are 621 stitches! How long can it take to knit those last few rows, I thought? Apparently, quite a while when you are doing it in between normal household stuff.
Do you like my new hall stand? Well, new to me anyway. It was my mum and dad's. As they have recently downsized from our family home to a small unit, this wasn't going to fit. I HAD to have it! (Gee, photo is pretty crooked - photography is not my thing!)
And some photos of my youngest little chooks, having a dust bath to cool down in our hot weather.
What have you all been working on? I look forward to finding out at this week's yarn parties.
Fibre Arts Friday at Wisdom Begins In Wonder
Freshly Finished Friday at Hard Knit Life