Sunday, October 12, 2008

I have lost my ever lovin' mind...and it is all Mason-Dixon's fault(s)

They wrote this blasted pattern for a washrag.... a DISHCLOTH... whatever......

They wrote it with some big - ish cotton yarn.... Peaches and Cream or Sugar and Cream.. in mind.

Those yarns are knit on big needles, and it whips right up there and you have a dishcloth...

but I had another idea. A more refined idea. Do you remember this?

After the bread, there is a simple little washrag, knit in a fine cotton from Colourmart and I bought several cones of it...



Well, one thing led to another and I am now, it appears, knitting an AFGHAN!! on 3.5 mm knitting needles. That is insanity, trust me.

It does look pretty, though, doesn't it?

I should be 100 or 110 when it is finished.





I am not just doing ballband stitch, which is what I think they call the washrag stitch, I am varying it now and then with little devices of my own creation just to add some interest, but it is mostly a huge cotton washrag.

On Steroids.


Cat and feet are provided to show you how far I have come, and how far I have to go.....

I have also learned a lot while doing it.. Knitting o Circular needles means that if the yarn you want is at the other end of the article, you can just turn it around back to front and knit it over to where you want it.. Think about that a little and it will drive you mad..

Lovely colors though, aren't they?

7 comments:

Gill said...

indeed they are - lovely soft muted shades. But yes, you ahve indeed lost the plot there. What a lot we have in common :-)

blackbird said...

Gosh that's pretty...

Harry said...

Very rustic and cool looking.

Maggie Grey said...

Missed you lately - you fell off the bottom of my blog list. You're back again and I've been catching up - still giggling about the interesting piles of dog on the sofa. What brand is said dog?

jordiw said...

Sienna is a Spanish Water Dog, a "rustic" breed from Northern Spain. She is the farmer's work dog there, herding sheep and goats. Here.. she herds cats, me, the neighbors, anything she can and then sleeps, like a champ. Everytime I look up the poses are different and they all make me laugh.

nadine said...

wonderful colours ~ yes
but oh my Gosh! a COTTON afghan !
you must have the patience of Job.

Oh wait. Yes, you do.

nadine said...

ok. Somehow i think i've "Caught" this new action ... perhaps it may be from you?
Or could it be the influence of Autumn? (built in season-clock) or just plain MISSING autumn?
All those kilometres away, and i have a hankering to make a quilt style thingmajig. Look at that & what do you know: i'm doing log-cabin knitting. I'd never dreamed this would be happening to me.