Friday, December 13, 2013

On the Needles - 12/13/13

Knitting time has been very limited this week because of Christmas luncheons, guild parties and sewing all those small pieces for Bonnie Hunter's mystery quilt.  But I did manage to make a little more progress on my 3S Shawl.  It's very slow going.  I figured out that two complete rows of knitting only yields a quarter of an inch in depth from the top of the center stitch.  That means I have to knit 8 rows to gain one little inch.  This becomes even slower when you realize that each row gets longer and longer -- but I'm getting some good practice, right?? 

Here's what it looks like so far.  I've inserted one eyelet row about 4 1/2" from the top.  The whole shawl has grown about 1.5 to 2 inches since the first photo.
3S Shawl

I also finished another face cloth for gift giving.  I decided to call them face cloths instead of dish cloths because I'm going to put a special handmade bar of soap with them. This one is too soft for doing the dishes. lol

face/dish cloths made w/ Cream & Sugar cotton yarn.
To see more projects, visit Judy's blog HERE.






6 comments:

  1. That is going to be such a beautiful shawl Dar!!! I love the color play in it - wow!!! And I have made a few "face" cloths too - some yarns are just too yummy and soft to put in dishwater :*)

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  2. I have found that I like to work on faster projects if I am making something that takes a long time and then alternate the 2 projects! Facecloths/dishcloths are great presents! I use white or very light colors for the facecloths for my family and then the darker colors for the dishclothes - helps keep from mixing them up! :) Cheers! Evelyn

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  3. I live both of these...such pretty yarns.

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  4. Your knitted shawl project is looking good. Love the colors in the yarn! Good for you to keep knitting "face" cloths. Can't have too many of those, I say.

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  5. Gorgeous colors in the shaw, it's beautiful!

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