Sunday, April 15, 2007

As promised

Pattern: Flower Cloth by Rhonda White
Yarn: Lily's Sugar 'n Cream
Color: Hot Green
Needles: Size 7 Knit Picks Options

This was a KAL for the Love2Knit Dishcloth yahoo group. The picture doesn't do the color justice. I think there are too many reds in this photo... It's in natural light but isn't accurate in color

Pattern: Woozy by smariek
Yarn: Lily's Sugar 'n Cream
Color: Beach Ball Blue
Needles: Size 7 Knit Picks Options

I love the colors in this yarn. Fun, fun, fun. This was the KAL for the Dishcloth Fun yahoo group But I think Judith left out some rows in the middle. According to the picture on smariek's page, there should be a double cable crossing in the middle (as it happens on either end) but there's only one crossing. The cloth is kind of small as well. Adding that cable crossing would add a bit more to the length of the cloth and almost make it square.

Dinner last night was fine. I was feeling really poorly though. I think perhaps it's strep throat. I came home and went to bed. I had the angel hair pasta with artichoke hearts (mmm) a half portion and I didn't even eat half of that... no desert for me thank you very much. The company was great though. The guest of honor, Antoinette, is the sister of the lady who wrote the book Song of Survival. The book's author, Helen, nor their younger sister who was also interred with them, didn't sing in the chorus but Antoinette did. Their mother was in a different camp and their father another one. The father died before the war was over, but all the women survived and moved to the states. I think I remember my DH saying they were from the Netherlands originally. Anyway, they moved to California. Antoinette also helped copy parts out for the vocal orchestra and brought the booklet to the states with her after the war. She kept if for quite some time and when she noticed it was starting to deteriorate, she donated it to Stanford University. In turn, Stanford got a womens choral group together to recreate the concert that the women had given in the POW camp. The story is amazing, if you have time at least rent the DVD.

OK.. I have to straighten up a bit.. Sitter comes at 2:45 (a new sitter at that) so I can go to the concert. I really would rather be curling up in bed but I feel like I should go. Still haven't finished those taxes.....

happy crafting


smariek said...

I love the colors in the Beach Ball Blue, I've never seen that one before. Will have to get myself some.

Yes, your Woozy cloth appears to be missing a few rows in the middle section. The cloth was smallish to begin with, so with the missing rows you must now have something that resembles an oversized coaster, LOL...

Becka the Spoiled Knitter said...

Love the cloths...I did the flower one last year, I love it!
I do so hope it's not strep throat and that all is now well!