FO: Orbital Dishcloth

FO: Orbital Dishcloth

Quick crochet FO.

Orbital crocheted dishcloth
Orbital crocheted dishcloth

Pattern: Orbital Dishcloth by Stacey Winklepleck

Hook: 4.0 mm (G)


orbital cloth fo1

White and green/brown/white Sugar ‘n’ Cream yarn.

I need to work on carrying the yarns up because that’s not pretty!

Reverse of washcloth
Reverse of washcloth

I made a couple of mistakes, especially in the later rounds, so it has a tendency to roll in on itself, but it’s only a dishcloth so I’m not sweating it.

Bits and bobs: 2014 edition Part 1

Bits and bobs: 2014 edition Part 1

I’ve been knitting on things old(ish)

Re-Wrapped Cardigan has part of a sleeve. Terrible quality photo due to poor light conditions
Re-Wrapped Cardigan has part of a sleeve. Terrible quality photo due to poor light conditions

and new

Torirot Mystery Mittens January 2014 - Clue 1 complete
Torirot Mystery Mittens January 2014 – Clue 1 complete

and crocheting up old yarn into something new

Crocheted Spiral Motif bag
Crocheted Spiral Motif bag

and I dug up some washcloths that I don’t think have seen the light of day before

Mysterious slip-stitch bias knit cloth - pattern unknown
Mysterious slip-stitch bias knit cloth – pattern unknown
"Domino" Washcloth. I can't find a source for the pattern anywhere.
“Domino” Washcloth. I can’t find a source for the pattern anywhere.
Lobbying for an official birthday

Lobbying for an official birthday

Nb: this was supposed to last weeks post but painful muscles and a medium-to-bad cold intervened.  Thursday night’s fever was fun, let me tell you!  Anyway, on with the story…

If the Queen has one why can’t I? Stamps foot.

While it wasn’t an official birthday outing it was close enough (only 2 months late!)

I met up with a couple of my “imaginary” friends off of the t’internet for a morning/afternoon of coffee, gingerbread men and yarn shopping.

Malabrigo Lace in a yummy chocolate brown, pale lilac and baby blue colour.

Merino fibre:

The colour is called "Blaze" - very appropriate!

And what I’ve made with it so far:

This was a few days ago; I've now spun nearly half of the fibre

I’ve managed a few rows of my Blooming shawl (which still defies being photographed correctly; in some lights it’s blue, in others purple) and a couple of motifs in the Corelli CAL.  I have two more completed washcloths.

Dragonfly (Ravelry link): I may well be keeping this one for myself. L: Knit-side uppermost R: Purl-side uppermost. Another purple defying photography!
A textured slip stitch washcloth (pattern from a Yahoo Group and is no longer available)

Both made in Peaches and Cream yarn.

The cold is progressing and I’m now at the hacking dry-cough stage.  Of course, this is really nothing in comparison to what happened in Japan so I’m trying not to complain to much.

Germ-y hugs to all.

FO: Coldharbour Twist plus bonus FO.

FO: Coldharbour Twist plus bonus FO.

Pattern: Coldharbour Twist by Woollywormhead

Yarn/needles: Sublime Organic Cotton DK. Approx 75 g used (180 yds). 4.5 mm circular, used Magic-loop style.

  • Made for my mum who doesn’t like hats “with holes in” because “isn’t a hat for keeping you warm?”.
  • She also has a head of curly hair so the beret shape is perfect for avoiding helmet-hair.
  • Lovely pattern as you would expect from Woollywormhead and I was pleasantly surprised by how the yarn worked up with the texture.

Bonus FO:

Using the remnants of the hat yarn I made myself a cute little crocheted washcloth

Pattern: Lady Marmalade by Shirley MacDonald.

Really fun pattern and works up very fast.

Knew I was running out of yarn fast and so worked the bottom ruffle in a series of trebles (US doubles) instead of as prescribed in the pattern.

Great way of trying new stitches and techniques in a small project.

Never a dull Monday

Never a dull Monday

I’m leaving the icky, TMI (Too Much Information) ear-stuff until the end so you can skip over it if you don’t want to read it!

I’ve finished one of the Ballet-shoe-socks

footies wip2 (by dyedinthewool)

It looks very strange even on the foot, but it (almost) disappears when in the shoe

footies wip3 (by dyedinthewool)

So on to the second one.

Not much progress on the Trilobite sock but I have finished the world’s most boring washcloth

washcloth fo (by dyedinthewool)

Dull, but effective!  Yarn is Lily’s Sugar ‘n’ Cream.  I made it big enough to cover my splayed hand.

I’m also attempting to make a head-band out of the left-overs (stitch pattern is Elizabeth’s Lace Lattice from Knitting on the Edge)

lattice lace headband wip (by dyedinthewool)

I’ve decided to stop doing Project 365 (I had a bad week and missed a day and realised I didn’t really care all that much) but I’ll still take photos of  things which take my fancy.

118:365 2 (by dyedinthewool)

For example: I found this curvy piece of wood and these two snails and saw synergy in the shapes and movements.

Don’t say I didn’t warn you:

Read more