Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Pink Goodness

Getting bigger
Vigorous job searching really cuts into one's knitting time. I'm still working on the Saroyan, which is easy but I haven't really sat down and worked on it.  Usually, one leaf takes me about an hour and a half.  And then I got that awful knot.  I had to wind up cutting the yarn...I got a good portion of the knot undone but the epicenter of it was just beyond saving.  I don't know what I am more upset about...the fact I cut my yarn or the fact that I will have to join another strand.  I hate joining skeins.

Kim took this awesome photo since I forgot to take one
I have managed to push out some instant gratification cloths though.  The first one I made back in July for my good friend Kim over at Cravings of a Lunatic.  I recommend you check out her blog for some super yummy recipes. Plus, she's a riot :)  I used the same pattern as the one I made for Ellen & Jeff.  Just simple garter ridges that I was able to knit while watching a movie.  

Close up of pattern for the Double Bump
The second instant gratification cloth was a new pattern called the Double Bump Dishcloth, and it's a bit hard to tell from the photo but the pattern is very cute.  And again very easy, like all instant gratification cloths should be! This is the first pattern I've used that slips the first stitch of every row and I'm not sure how I feel about the edging.  I also ran out of yarn so it's more of a dish scrubby then dish cloth.  But I like it :)

I'm out in western Massachusetts babysitting Nate's parents' dog and I'm hoping to get a lot of knitting done -- it helps that Webs is only about 20 minutes away :) Have no money to spend, but it's soothing to walk around touching all the skeins of yarn and playing with notions and dreaming about the day you get a job again and can buy a lot of stuff. 

Beach Bummin' DB Dishcloth Project Details:
Pattern: Double Bump Dishcloth by Missy Angus
Yarn: Peaches and Creme 
Needles: US 7


  1. Love the dishcloth and the shawl progress!

    OMG, you are not far from me at all. I work in Springfield and live in Wales (near Palmer and Monson - the tornado zone). I'm hoping to head over to Webs on Saturday to use a gift certificate from work for my 20 year anniversary and to have dinner at Osaka (Japanese) on work as well. Next time you are in the area, let plan on meeting up. I'd love to meet you! Just a thought!

  2. The double-bump cloth has a really interesting texture. I like it!

  3. I LOVE my dishcloth!!! Only trouble is I won't let anyone use it. Lol! Thanks so much for it Amy. It is a special memento for me and I am using it for a prop in my food photos. I just send you some more pics of it. Thanks for your lovely words about my blog. I am riot aren't I? lol


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