What I’m Knitting Today

…while waiting for my next flight to Orlando…

The corrugated washcloth. I love knitting washcloths–and I’ve discovered that these all cotton washcloths don’t get that musty smell my “store bought” washcloths do.

Simple pattern:
CO 40
Row 1: purl
Row 2: knit
Row 3: knit
Repeat until you reach your desired length.

I’m using size 7 needles with Lily Sugar n’ Cream.

Happy travels!


What I am Knitting Today

What I am Knitting Today

It is teacher present time of year. Last year, I waited until the last week and had to knit 8 wash cloths (ok…I didn’t have to…) during the busiest time of the school year.

This year I wised up a bit. First of all, I started earlier to relieve some stress. Secondly, I am only doing one wash cloth (ok…maybe two…) per teacher, albeit with fancier patterns. I will go to a local store called Sage and Cedar to buy rough cut soaps to go with them.

This pattern is called “Scottish Fleet Square“. I am using Lily Sugar n’ Cream, and the colorway is Denim.

What I am Knitting Today

What I am Knitting Today

Yes, I jumped on the fingerless mittens bandwagon today.

Even though this is my first attempt at something like this, I realized that it really isn’t that hard…I should probably try full mittens or gloves. But I have a feeling gloves would require a lot of kitchener stitch, which, quite frankly, I don’t do very well. (Don’t look at the toes of those baby socks too closely, Marisa!)

These will be for my acupuncturist, Melissa, whether she wants them or not. She has such a wonderful soul, and I want to thank her for bringing some pain relief, better sleep and relaxation to my life. She is traveling to Nepal next month to participate in a World Healing Exchange, working with locals and Tibetan refugees. I was trying to think of something that might be useful for her in the mountains there. I will tell her if she doesn’t want them then she should give them to someone in Nepal who might need something of that sort.

The pattern is called Yak’s Fingerless Mitts (fitting, perhaps).  I used Lion Brand Homespun, colorway Edwardian.

What I Knit Today

My first ever sock! Well…I guess Murphy’s stocking is technically my first sock, but it didn’t seem sock-like. And actually, I frogged and reknit the heel-foot-toe of this one so many times that I feel as if I’ve actually knit 4 or 5 socks, but this is my finished product, at last.

These (when I finish the other one) will go with the hat I knit earlier this week. There are a TON of mistakes in this…clearly picking up and knitting is not my strength, and my kitchener stitch needs practice…but it looks like a sock to me!

Forgive me for posting before I finish its pair. I’m doing a little celebratory “I knit a sock” dance. Cross your fingers…I think I might be able to make the next one the same size!

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The pattern is The Perfect Little Baby Sock.

Update! All of the pieces together: