Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Knit a wash cloth or dish cloth

One of the knitting stitches I have done as part of my sister-in-law's "Knit with me" challenge I decided to use to make a dish cloth / wash cloth. I have used cotton yarn to make the cloth and I cast on 58 stitches. I made the cloth for my Mum for Mother's Day. When my sister-in-law saw it, she loved the texture and found herself constantly touching and feeling the cloth. I recently knitted one for her birthday....which she loved. Something very easy to knit and given as presents...made with love.

Cast on 58 stitches...I used bamboo cotton with size 3.75 needles.

1st row - knit
2nd row - k1, p1

Sunday, May 30, 2010

My First Blog

A forced change in lifestyle has taken me back quite a few years, where I once enjoyed knitting and craft. Over the years I have knitted, cross-stitched, crocheted, card-making and made fully jointed teddy bears. Many a weekend I would start knitting a vest, jumper, or cardigan and literally not put it down until the garment was finished. My mother worked at the local wool mill so we enjoyed purchasing extremely discounted knitting yarn.

My sister-in-law recently commenced a "knit with me" challenge on her blog so with a lot of spare time on my hands, recuperating, I hunted out the knitting needles and found some wool which my dear mumma had been storing for years. Well here I am, 36 squares complete, with still a lot more to go, enjoying this challenge so much that I take my knitting bag everywhere with me, just to fit in a few rows.

I have decided to make a blanket for my queen size bed, so I need lots of squares. Above is a photo of my completed squares. I am toying with different ideas on how I am going to join my squares, but for the time being, just enjoying the knitting process.

So a big thank you to Tanya for the challenge that has helped me so so much...