Monday, October 22, 2007

Pink Lemonade Dish Cloth

I found some Peaches & Creme yarn at Walmart and just loved the colors in this one. It's called Pink Lemonade. I made a few mistakes in this dish cloth, but I am definitely getting better. For this one I used the seed stitch (k1, p1) for the entire thing.

I am going to the knitting store tomorrow to learn to knit a purse. I can't wait!

Friday, October 19, 2007

Thanks, Monkey!

My online friend, Monkey, sent me three great items in the mail. She sent two dish cloths in bright colors (my favorite) and a pot scrubber. I love them all! Thanks, Monkey!!! I hope to have stitches that are as even as yours some day.

Monkey graduated with Honors from CS a week before I did. ;) I am so happy to have a friend who knits and also loves MT.

Today I found a knitting store near my home and I went in to check it out. The owner was awesome! I am going to go back on Tuesday to learn to knit a purse. I purchased the most amazing wool yarn, and I can't wait to use it. I will take a picture of the yarn before I use it and post it later.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Red, White, and Blue Dish Cloth

Another dish cloth done with the self-striping yarn. I used Sugar'n Cream Stripes in "American Stripes." I really like this one a lot!!!

Monday, October 15, 2007

First Knitted Bookmark

This picture just does not do this yarn justice. The yarn has a slight shimmer and has beads randomly sewn into it. It's much prettier in real life. I made this to send to my ChemoAngels pal. I hope she likes it!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Lime Stripes Dish Cloth

I think this is my best one yet! I used Lily Sugar'n Cream Stripes in Lime Stripes. I just did simple knitting for this piece, thus lessening my chances for making an error. *grin* I am loving this self-striping yarn.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Functional (ugly?) Mug Rug

There you have it folks, dish cloth #4. It's not beautiful, and I made a few mistakes. But I still love it and will use it proudly to shine my sink. ;)

I used Lily Sugar'n Cream Stripes in "Natural Stripes." This is my first attempt at using self-striping yarn, and I really like it.

This is a great dish cloth for a beginner knitter.

Edited: After hanging around this cloth for a few days, I have decided it would better serve as a mug rug. ;)

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Bunny Dish Cloth

I completed my third dish cloth this weekend. It's an adorable bunny! I think I am getting much better at my stitches.

This pattern is from the MonthlyDishcloth Yahoo Group that I just joined.

I am officially addicted to knitting dish cloths. How wacky!

Edited to add: The originator of the pattern has an awesome blog. Check it out at Knit Dishcloth Pattern Corner.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

New Knitter - First Two Dish Cloths

A friend of mine taught me to knit recently, and I wanted to show my first two projects. I have created two dish cloths.

This is my very first knitted creation. I really like bright colors, so this makes me smile, even if it is a little lopsided. This was made with Lily Sugar 'n Cream in "over the rainbow." I used size 10 knitting needles.

My second creation was made with size 7 needles and I think the smaller stitches make a better dish cloth. That's my opinion, anyway. ;) This one was made with Lily Sugar 'n Cream in "beach ball blue." (I think that is the color, anyway, since I have misplaced the label and had to look it up online). ;)

I joined a KAL (knit-a-long) group for dish cloths, so there will be more to come soon. I really want to create a dish cloth with a bunny on it.