Thursday, March 27, 2008

Knitted Dishcloth

Lately I've had this urge to knit something. I was so impressed by the knitted cotton hand towels at Hanks Yarn and Fiber, I wanted to make one too. So, I got out my needles and some cotton yarn and found a pattern. The pattern was supposed to be the basketweave stitch but I somehow messed it up. It just wasn't turning out right. I decided that I would continue with the pattern I had already started and forget trying to do the basketweave. I think it turned out fairly well.

I did discover that if I hung it by the loop (as seen in the photo), the dish towel skewed so I crocheted 2 rows across the top and put a loop in the middle. It hangs so much better now. No more distortion. You can always count on crocheting to save the day!

I've also been busy spinning some yarn. I know, I already have a ton of store bought yarn but I got this really great fiber from Hanks last week. It's a combination of wool, alpaca, and silk. It makes the prettiest silver grey color when spun. I can't wait to finish spinning it so I can make something from the yarn. I was thinking I'd knit a pair of fingerless mitts. Hopefully I'll have enough yarn.