Thursday, June 28, 2007


Just a few pics to post and not much time to say more.

Pattern:Janet's Moss Ivy face cloth
Yarn: Sugar and Cream
Color: Hot Purple
Needles: Size 7 KPO

I was tardy with this one cuz we were at the beach when the mid-month KAL for the monthly dishcloth group started.

Pattern: Lion Brand's nana's bathmat with modifications
Yarn: Sugar and Cream
Color: Taupe and Warm Brown
Needles: Size 10.5 KPO

I don't know how to crochet so I didn't do the edging, nor did I follow their size, except for CO stitches, so I stopped when it was deep enough. However, it wasn't wide enough, so I picked up stitches along the purl ridges in brown and garter stitched on both sides.

Pattern: Princess Crown cloth
Yarn: Knit Picks Crayon
Color: Pink
Needle: Size 5 KPO

This is for DD for the bath. The yarn is so soft, but kind of like a bouclé and I really don't like knitting with it. Fortunately there isn't that much of it in my stash.. I have to say though it makes great spa cloths cuz it's so soft. But better to use where there is no picture to see... just regular knitting would work best I think.

I inventoried my cotton stash... it's a bit overwhelming.. Mostly sugar and cream, Tahki cotton classic and Plymouth Fantasy Naturale. Although there are some miscellaneous types in there as well. I still need to finish the index cards for the cotton and put a snip of each yarn on the card so I can see what colors will go together when I start that MD cotton blanket. When I'm finished that, the next to inventory is the wool. That will take a bit longer!

DD has another week of morning art classes. This time at the Baum School of Art. She loves it and is learning so much: warm colors, cool colors, color wheel, proportion. And I think there's a show near the end of the summer to exhibit the art work from all their summer classes.

Tuesday P and I did a hands on spinning demo at the Warren County Public Library. She brought 2 wheels and I brought mine and 3 drop spindles. We had fiber to be picked and fiber to be carded along with sets of handcarders and a flicker. The ladies tried everything from picking to carding to spinning... it was great fun. Of course, I forgot to take along my camera... sorry!

Since Tuesday I've washed the rest of the Targhee, the Peace Fleece, the rest of the Lincoln Longwool and today I'm working on the Polypay. My goal is to wash all the fleece I have in the next week so it's ready to pick and comb/card/spin!

OK... gotta get moving on this house. DS's family party is Saturday and we are in NO WAY ready for guests. I've been freecycling up a storm


g-girl said...

the cloth for the kal looks great! I haven't decided yet if I'm going to knit one of my own though..for some reason, I've gotten lazy with the dishcloths! :P I figured the princess crown was for DD. :) Is she going to be an artist when she grows up?? :)

DawnK said...

Your cloths look great. I love the Moss Ivy in solid, as much as the variegated yarns! The bath mat looks like a cozy thing to step on, after a shower and the pink cloth is pretty!

Maybe I should think of doing a bath mat!

Sharon said...

Great job on the mid-month KAL. Love the colour too :o)

carole said...

Thanks ladies....
DawnK if you're gonna do a bathmat, try Absorba the Great. It's in the Mason Dixon book and it's really cushy for your feet. I made one for the kids bathroom... It really does absorb, using almost 3 pounds of 8ply cotton (it's triple stranded)

hakucho said...

The moss ivy cloth in that blue is very pretty :)