Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Monday, March 26, 2007
© Kathleen M Brundige AKA Gimpykatk
Well I just had to go and create a new pattern in the midst of all those Easter dishcloths I still need to make. Someone was asking about a Christian Fish symbol and I searched the internet and didn't see one, so I got out the graph paper and started creating. To the left is my primitative drawing. Looks great on paper. I started knitting and this was the finished product. I will call it take 1 of 3. LOL
I tried to make a new border design and not an experienced knitter yet I made a few errors and the ends sunk in and looked kind of like a gutter, really rolled up. Made the cloth look tall and skinny (nothing like this overweight creator, lol) So back to the drawing board and take numero dos...
As you can see in this picture I widened the base line and fixed the rolling gutter problem but the cloth is HUGE (much like it's creator this time, lol) It looks ok but I thought the fish looked a little wider then I thought it should. So more revisions and finally a pattern I was happier with.
Take 3... This is the one I will guess most would want the patter for although I do still have the pattern for discloth number 2 as well. I am sad that the pictures came out so light in color, it is a light blue but looks almost grey to me in the pictures.
I made these dishcloths with a size 3 bamboo needle as I thought maybe the picture would come out better. I usually use a size 8. Now because I was also working on the 3 crosses my 8's were next to me as I was knitting, and silly me somehow between casting on and working the pattern I ended up on the size 8 needles about halfway thru and had to work the 3's back in. How could I not notice that??? Anyway that was on the first cloth so no harm done, but I felt like a fool.
I must admit it was an adventure creating this pattern, made even more fun by the fact that I slit open my pointer finger on my left hand witht he label from the cone of cotton earlier and the bonus of the burn I got on the palm of my left hand from a very hot George Foremen grill.
I did take a picture of my bandaged finger for fun...
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Well here was attempt number 2 of the leprechen and pot of gold... he sure has a huge head, don't ya think? Definately better seen in a solid color.
So as i finished this dishcloth I was binding off and I have always done the binding with my fingers lifting the stitch over the needle. I hate that. I have short fat stumpy fingers and no real long nails either. So this time I said to myself there must be a way to do this with the needles and then just as if someone else was making my habds move I did it with the needles. I think I woke up my husband as I let out a cheer.
Still working on the 3 cross dishcloths... I have finished 11 so far I need 30 by Easter as I am giving them as gifts to all the women I know. I am going to attach a card to them with a scripture on them, I have in mind the one I want to use I just haven't looked it up yet. I'll post it when I have done my homework.
Hoping to get my grandson Adam Thursday or Friday I sure miss him. Until then it's all about those dishcloths.
Sunday, March 18, 2007
Thursday, March 15, 2007
Well my mom found some yarn at the dollar store, it's called Ticker Tape. It's like nylons, and wow what a pleasure to knit with. I love it. Not enough to make anything real big so I knitted a belt for a friend of mine. It's about 60" long and I just used a straight knit stitch. I did learn how to taper the ends though and that's awesome. My friend is going to sew some beads onto the ends after I send it to her. Hopefully I will have a picture of it completed and her modeling it.
I am so loving trying these different specialty yarns.
Monday, March 12, 2007
Last night I taught myself to cable knit with the third needle. I am pretty excited and not I can see many new projects in my future.
Good thing I am not working right now, cause I bet I'd get NO sleep so I could knit and crochet more. LOL.
Tuesday, March 6, 2007
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