Yes, I said Knits. Not well but I wanted to have another go at it. My Mom tried to teach me when I was maybe 8 or 10. Knitting frustrated me, my gauge was too tight, so tight I couldn’t get the needle under the stitches. It made me crazy! So Mom taught me to Crochet and the rest is history.
Last week at Knit Nite, one of the ladies asked me what I was making. When I said I was just practicing she suggested I practice making dishcloths. Genius! Why waste my knitting? So I went pattern hunting on Ravelry . Lots and lots of patterns to chose from there. Since I live 15 miles from Clemson University and I had the Orange cotton yarn I figure why not knit a Clemson Tiger Paw? Can you see it?…
A while back my Mother-in-Law gave me her stash of knitting needles and a 1979 Reader’s Digest “Complete Guide to Needlework” which showedreminded me how to cast-on and the difference between knit and purl. I frogged the dishcloth a couple times before I got the hang of it but it didn’t turn out too bad IMHO. The tension is consistent and I only dropped 3 stitches (and Tally promised to teach me to unknit my mistakes!). Otherwise it’s a perfectly serviceable dishcloth!
Before I left for Stitches South I checked my stash. Can you believe it? I I didn’t NEED any yarn. That doesn’t mean I didn’t BUY any yarn! Silly, silly people. Of course I bought yarn! It is not possible for me to spend 5 hours at the Car Show of Yarn Shows and not buy ANYTHING! I bought five skeins of Brooks Farm Yarn Solo 100% Fine Wool in an almost jewel tone blue-green.
I’ve tried since Saturday to get a picture of this yarn in the right light that showed the true color. This still isn’t right, it’s more emerald green than this but still in the blue family.
My plan is to crochet this sweater with it.
Astrid Pullover by Kathy Merrick from Interweave Crochet.
And because I just couldn’t help myself I bought two skeins of Lornas Laces Shepherd Worsted Super-wash in Mineshaft colorway.
No clue what I’m going to do with 450 yards of this but I just loved the brown-gray-blue colors. Isn’t it awesome? Pattern suggestions?