Friday, April 18, 2014

Craving Colour

Things are finally starting to green up in our neck of the woods and plants are poking through the earth.  Not much in the way of colour yet, so to satisfy my craving, I've been in full swing knitting Spring coloured dishcloths the past few weeks.

L to R:  Fruit Punch, Sky Blue & Key Lime Pie

I started off just wanting to knit up a few to give to Bonnie for her birthday, but I as got going, I just couldn't stop!  My yarn stash also grew by leaps and bounds, because every time I had to make a trip to Walmart I'd have to have a peek... and there would be another colour calling my name.

Speaking of names, what a fun job it would be coming up with names for all of the beautiful colours out there!  Every once and a while Bernat comes up with a new line of "themed" yarns that are a lot of fun.  Vintage Quilt is the latest one I've seen, and 2 balls from that collection ended up in my cart. 

L to R: Calico & Meadow

I almost get as excited buying new yarn, as I do discovering interesting new patterns out there from the world of Pinterest and Ravelry.  The newest pattern I've fallen in love with is called "The Almost Lost Washcloth Pattern" from the blog Simply Notable (the one pictured above in "Key Lime Pie").  Such a sweet story too, as to how she obtained the pattern.  

Now, up to this point, I have never knit anything but square dishcloths, so I thought it would be fun to go a different route and I was up for the challenge.  What a pleasant surprise!  Even though this shape looks complicated, it was so easy and a great way for me to try my hand at knitting short rows.  All you need to know is how to do regular old knit stitch and how to cast off, and you're good to go.  A really fast knit too!   

I also found that this pattern looks great when knit with variegated yarn.  A lot of the patterns out there get "lost" when knit with something other than a solid.  With this one the shape is what it's all about. 

Don't worry... I will get back to my cross stitching... someday.  Right now, I'm having too much fun with my friends, Robin's Nest, Queen Ann's Lace and the rest of the Bernat Gang!!

Happy Easter, everyone!!  Thank for stopping by...



Bonnie said...

Beautiful as always Tracey. And thanks for my colourful dish cloths you; PERFECT colour choices. I LOVE them. Mine are at work, I use them at my desk to carry hot stuff from the microwave and place my dishes on at my desk. Eating at my desk is bland enough as it is and this brightens my day and makes me think of you Every Time.! You are such a great friend.

Bonnie said...

ooops; didn't proof read before I posted;

that should have said, And many thanks for my colourful dish cloths you MADE.

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