Friday, October 4, 2013

On and Off The Needles

I can't believe it is already the end of the first week of October and my last post was almost 2 weeks ago!  The knitting bug has started taking over my extra time these days.  I guess because Fall is in the air and cooler weather is due to arrive this weekend, I found myself visiting my local knit shop, Knit and Caboodle Yarn Shop in downtown St. Charles, MO.  They have so many beautiful yarns that it is very hard to get out of there without buying something--yarn, needles or patterns.  I'm still practicing my knitting and trying to get the rhythm and technique to be more fluid before attempting a bigger project; so I bought more dish cloth yarn and some wool blend yarn for one of the popular shawls.

I've finished 2 green dish cloths like the one shown and am starting another one with a new variegated Sugar 'n Cream yarn called Psychedelique. After I finish 2 more dishcloths, I may be ready to start the 3S Shawl that everyone was showing earlier this year.


I am linking up with On the Needles at Patchwork Times.  Check there to see what others have on their needles this week.

9 comments:

  1. Ooooh, I like the colors in that Psychedelique variegated yarn. Your dishcloth looks great. Good job!

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  2. They look great, Dar. I also love the variegated colors! I want to learn to knit, but right now I don't want any more UFOs of any kind...LOL.

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  3. I love your striped dishcloth, too! Great yarn. Dishcloths are great projects to start the knitting obsession. :)

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  4. looking good you will have all the basics to attack any pattern!!!

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  5. I can't work with cotton yarn because it has no give and makes my hands ache when I use it. :(

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  6. You know, these are exactly the same dishcloths I regularly make. Love using them... if we can keep them without holes! Hubby has a penchant for sharp knives, so it's somewhat inevitable that while trying to gently hand wash a knife, the dishcloth yarn gets cut. Darn! I have several dishcloths that are now "patched" - sewn with a piece of yarn. Ha!

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  7. That's some pretty yarn! I didn't even know there was such a shop nearby! LOL

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  8. isn't variegated yarn fun to work with? I am crocheting a scarf in some.

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  9. that must be the "go-to" knitted dish cloth patter. I loved your purchases--i have a secret stash of bali-pops. Ssshhh-don't anyone--they're like hidden chocolate!

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