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.

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Teaching Myself to Cable

I did it.  I finally took some time and taught myself how to cable.  I know, I know, it isn’t terribly difficult, but for some reason I was a bit intimidated by it.

After finishing my Christmas presents, I decided to make a washcloth with a cable pattern to learn and practice.  And I am actually going to keep the washcloth!  That hasn’t happened often.

When I started, I had to watch a video to understand how to position my needles when knitting the stitches on the cable needle.  Once I saw it done, I was on my way.

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Look! It is starting to look cable-y!

I was able to get about two-thirds of the way through the pattern so far today–but I need to take a break to play Stratego with my kid.  Once I relocated from the quiet of my bedroom to the commotion of the family room, I started struggling to keep my place in the pattern. I jury-rigged a little something to help me:

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I need to get my eleven-year-old to start programming apps for my iPad.  I want one that you can enter your knitting pattern into, and it will highlight the row you are working on…make it bigger, or boldface it or both.

Here is my washcloth so far. Aren’t cables beautiful?