Sunday, July 16, 2006

this and that

I mentioned in my previous post that I've had a lot of knitting time lately. I have made good progress on my mom's afghan (pdf), it is nearly halfway knit! Should we have a poll to see how many people think I will be able to wait until November (her birthday) to give it to her? (shh, I would probably vote against myself.)

I am using Caron Simply Soft yarn in sage, bone, dark sage and raspberry. I had wanted to use autumn red, but it was out of stock when I placed my order. I think the raspberry will be fine. I am knitting the individual strips on Clover bamboo single point needles size 10.5. The Clover bamboo needles are my favorite.

My other project has been wash cloths for my little niece.

I used a larger size needle to make them a bit bigger for bath time. They were knit using Lily Sugar 'n Cream yarn The pink cloth bears Baby's first initial. The variegated cloth is knitted to look like baby feet. I think if I knit this one again I will knit it with a solid color yarn. The white cloth spells love. These cloths were designed by Rhonda K. White.

My potter friend (I believe I mentioned her on my old blog) makes these darling little baby plates. A couple of weeks ago my sister-in-law and I went over and had her take a print of Niece's foot on a plate. My friend then added the baby's name and birth date. The plate is now finished and I have it along with the cloths to take down to my brother's house. Hopefully I can do that this afternoon.


Knitalittle said...

Hi, What a great idea, wash cloths for the bath time. I love knitting wash clothes. Almost as much as socks and preemie hats. I'm in a wash cloth knit along if you want to join I'll give you the web page address.

Andrea said...

Thanks for your comment. Your knitting looks lovely, especially your hat pattern. I wish I knew how to design my own patterns. The beading is simple. Here is the link to a site that really helped me understand how to knit with beads:

Wool Winder said...

You have been a busy knitter! Cute washcloths. What a lovely gift they will make along with the special baby plate.

Terri said...

I am trying to finish a project in Simply soft Rasp berry #9920... I need one skein.... Do you have some to sell?