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.


  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 :*)

  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

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

  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.

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


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