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.
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 http://suburbanjubilee.blogspot.com/ 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...