Quick Knits

Here are a couple of quick knits I have managed to knock out during the past week of moving and unpacking.

  • Pattern: Baby Fern Stitch Dishcloth
  • Yarn: Sugar ‘n Cream cotton
  • Needles: US 6
  • Modifications: I pretty much knit this up as written, stopping when the color patterning seems symmetrical.

I really enjoyed this pattern. I think the simple lace is beautiful and elevates the dishcloth to a more special face cloth! The colors match my new bathroom, so it will be put to good use there.

I made a companion washcloth with the remaining yarn. I ran out with an inch or so to go, so I just kept knitting with some white cotton I had on hand.

This pattern and I never seemed to understand each other. I guess you could say I never had the Oprah “Ah-ha” moment with the stitch pattern and had to refer to the directions for each row. Not what I necessarily needed while trying to relax after a day of unpacking and entertaining house guests. Did I mention my mother-sister-and grandmother-in-law were all here this week? Right after we moved in? On the bright side, it was nice seeing them and it helped push me to get things put away lightening quick. On the flip side, I’m tired and feel like I haven’t been able to relax in my own house since we moved in!

Needless to say, I haven’t been able to spend as much time knitting or thinking about knitting as I usually like to. So my plans for future projects are kind of nebulous at the moment. I did start the Funky Sock Monkey using leftover sock yarn, not a kit. There are plenty of patterns out there for funny little critters made out of fingering weight yarn, and this one caught my eye on the Yarn Harlot’s blog. I think it’s a great way to use up some of those leftovers. So far he just looks like the finger on a glove, but I imagine once I start the mouth and appendages he’ll start looking more lifelike. Here are the colors I’m working with:

What do you do with your leftovers?

2 thoughts on “Quick Knits

  1. Congratulations on beginning to settle in… at least enough to knit! I love the dishcloths and have to giggle a bit as I, too, made the Flying Geese cloth this week — along with 4 Eiffel Tower dishcloths for friends who have just spent a month in Paris. Must be dishcloth season!

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