Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Surfacing

Here's what happens when you try to take a few days off:

a. You don't finish cleaning your knitting corner.

b. You do succumb to the dishcloth/warshrag trend and knit this:



Yarn: Peaches & Cream (purchased at the hated Wal-Mart that I'm trying to avoid, but I couldn't find this at my LYS).
Needles: Size 7 - 9 (depending on how tight you want the fabric to be)
Pattern: 13 Point Dishcloth (from my lovely Aunt Alice - she of the red cowboy hat)
Cast on 16 sts.
Row 1: K
Row 2: K 4, YO, K 10, turn
Row 3: K
Row 4: K4, YO, K9, turn
Row 5: K
Row 6: K4, YO, K8, turn
Row 7: K
Row 8: K4, YO, K7, turn
Row 9: K
Row 10: Bind 0ff 4 stitches, k remainder of row.

Row 11: K across all 16 stitches.

Repeat Rows 2 - 11 until you have 13 "points". Thread end yarn through top stitches to close the center, stitch seam, and warsh!

Today, I warshed with this -- a gift from an "Swap-a-rama" exchange on knitty. Just the thing for a day that is starting out in the 80's, and expected to climb to (gasp) close to 100. Put that in your global warming cowboy hat, Mr. Delusional President!

3. You do go to a yard sale, and buy these, for 10 cents a set!

4. You swelter in the heat, and wonder if the feline methods of keeping cool will work:

5. You go back to the office and get buried in paperwork, but continue to keep those Stanley Cup hopes alive! Go Sabres! Wouldn't socks knit in SabreTooth's colors be wonderful? Wonder who might make the yarn ...

3 comments:

Susan said...

I think that you might just have to dye that yarn yourself, though you could get a skein of Opal Zebra and dye it red, which should give you the red and black stripes you need.

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