Wednesday, August 30, 2006

A lot of small finished things.

Okay, so I'll admit it, I've been gearing up for the Dishcloth KAL. Big time. I've had so many people sign up that it's almost crazy. So when I found out that two friends of mine were holding an apartment-warming party in three days, I knew the only appropriate thing I could knit in time was, well, dishcloths.

These are the three I whipped up for them in as many days. From the top we have the Garterlac Dishcloth, the Petal Cloth, and the Bubble Wrap Dishcloth. The yarn is Lion Cotton in salt & pepper. When they got them, it was rather funny; they weren't sure if they were potholders, coasters, or what; although trying to balance a bottle of Smirnoff on the Bubble Wrap cloth proved amusing!

I also had a friend request blue dishcloths because she liked my first couple. I've only finished another Garterlac for her out of pool blue Sugar 'n' Cream Ombre:

I've got to finish one more and make a hat for her, as well; this friend is Claire, the recipient of the green knucks and scarf. She loved them, and I decided that I'd make her a hat out of the scrap Silky Wool left from her knucks and Steve's; problem is, I can't find the black 2/3 ball of Silky Wool ANYWHERE.

I also made one more just for me:

This is the Lacy Mock Cable cloth, which incidentally, I think, looks much better in a solid color. Oh well.

Amusingly enough, my mom has caught the dishcloth bug and made some for herself as well.

In non-dishcloth FOs, we have a third pair of knucks! These ones are mine, all mine! I made them out of Atacama Alpaca in this awesomely obnoxious bubblegum pink hand-dye. So delicious. So soft. No embroidery seems right on them, either.

And finally, I made a bag for my friend's birthday back in May, and submitted the pattern to Magknits. The editor magically started ignoring me, so I'll take it it was rejected without giving me the courtsey to say so:

You'd actually be pretty surprised how well grommits and a chain work as purse handles/closure. I quite liked the look, myself... I don't think Lisa hates it, either.


Alice said...

kerrie can be a bit rubbish like that at times, dont take it personally. Its annoying, but its not necessarily because she doesn't like your work

I think she does too much.

Dee said...

Great dishcloths. I really like the Lacy one's colorway. Very pretty.

Knitted_Painting said...

I love all the dishcloths! thank you for all the links now I've got some more patterns to use!^_^

The Generalist said...

Amy! Hello there. This is Jeff from the Dishcloth KAL writing. I found this great site for dishcloth patterns:

Would you be able to post it to the Dishcloth KAL blog?