Friday, November 22, 2013

On and Off The Needles - Nov. 22, 2013

I kept missing the Friday OTN post because I hadn't taken any pictures of what I was working on, but finally got my act together this week.

I'm addicted to these little guys.  I guess it's the instant gratification and the fact that I can finish them without having to rip anything, and they are so relaxing to knit!  I just can't stop making them.  They will make great stocking stuffers, so I'll keep making them for a while longer.  Some of the yarn only makes one with a little yarn left over, but not enough for a second one.  I'm hoping the tangerine yarn will last enough to finish this second one that I have on the needles now.  If not, I'll take some of the leftover green or multicolor yarn and finish it for my use.  My dishes won't care if they are scrappy looking.  The yarn is the 100% cotton Sugar and Creme brand, but the length varies within the skeins.


On my circular needles is the beginnings of a shawl that I started last month.  It's taking forever to see any progress.  It seems after an hour or two of knitting, it only grows a half inch more; and, I have to concentrate more, can't talk and knit at the same time.  It's the 3S Shawl that was so popular earlier in the year and everywhere I looked someone was making it. Anyway, I still have to check the pattern frequently so I don't make silly mistakes.  You see, I still don't know how to fix dropped stitches, especially when I don't realize I've dropped them!  Another reason it's taking forever might be because the needles are Size #2.  I wish I had started this on a #3 or $4. By now it might be half finished. lol Sure hope I can finish it before Spring arrives so I can at least wear it once.


Stop on over at Judy's and see what others are working on this week.

10 comments:

  1. Your 3 S is going to be absoutely gorgeous in that yarn!

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  2. I love hand knit dishclothes and use them for face cloths as well. I was at my sisters and she didn't have a cloth to wipe the counters, so I gave her one of my "face cloths" and she loves it! Wanted to know where I "bought" it - ha ha. I need to make some more! You are right - they make a great gift and also great to keep for yourself! It DOES drive me crazy - the size of the skein - I have the same issues. Good luck with your scarf - I have a hard time with patterns i have to pay attention to! Cheers! Evelyn

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  3. Love your washcloths. Aren't they addicting? Your 3S shawl is coming along nicely.

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  4. Fun colors you are using on the dish cloths. So are the colors in your shaw. Nice and bright, just right to counteract the gray of winter.

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  5. You are so busy! I love the shawl. Maybe I should start that myself!

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  6. I love those little dishcloths. I found that pattern on Ravelry a few years ago and I agree they can be addictive! I like the way your yarn is striping on the shawl.

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  7. That yarn is beautiful! I love the vibrant colors! It's good you own it and not me, because, all it would do at my house is stay in a ball! LOL

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  8. Look at you go girl!!! I made a million of those dishcloths when I first started knitting again - they are so fun and everyone wants a couple :) Love your 3S shawl - it may be slow but it will be wonderful when it's done! That yarn is amazing :*)

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