Knitting News

Lots of things have been happening in my knitting over the last couple of days.

I want to thank Kate , Kim and Wendy (AKA Plumpknitter) for their advice when I asked about the new book by Tracey Ullman & Mel Clark, Knit 2 Together. I got it a couple of days ago & love it. Some things I wouldn’t knit, like a sweater built for 2 or the witches britchers but there are heaps of other great patterns and of course some fabulous reading.

Penni from the Aussie Knitters group has organised a dishcloth swap. Now, knitting dishcloths is apparently the new black. And the word is that once you use a knitted dishcloth there is no going back. So of course I have signed up. Never having knit a dishcloth before, I thought I’d better do a practise run before I get assigned a swap partner. Googling “knitted dishcloth” brought up a wealth of free patterns for dishcloths.

So, using Panda Regal 4 ply 100% cotton double stranded, I give you my first dishcloth ‘Shells’.

Now in the US, they have this fab cotton for dishcloths, called Sugar n Cream (or something similar) but downunder we have to make do with what we can find.

I am very happy with how my first dishcloth turned out but I don’t know if I can bring myself to actually use it on the dirty dishes!

Also starting this week was the knit along with Jane Thornley. This is the stash of brown yarns I’ll be using as we set sail on this free-range knitting journey . A couple of the yarns photographed with a greyish tinge but they are in fact all brown.
Very dull & boring when compared to Jane’s choice of rich magenta and another knitters sea blue & green combination. But, whilst I love the colour combos & textures of freeform knitting, I am reluctant to swathe myself in it. My choice of brown is actually something that I may wear.

I am also adding some ribbons & trims that I picked up at half price.

I am casting on tonight, so will post some progress pics as I go along.