Side Tracked Already!
I started the Christmas knitting! To celebrate, I wandered off to one of our local bookstores and ran across Stephanie Pearl McPhee's latest book - Yarn Harlot. From reading a snippet of it, I had this really great idea- I'm going to go through all my storage places and pull out the unfinished items, then list them here! Once I get them listed, I'll feel compelled to finish or frog them. Either way I’ll get rid of them!
So if you don’t hear from me for a day or two, it's because I’m searching, photographing, and listing my UFOs. Sugar and I will be having a great time because it’s a chance to go through all my stash (she can smell an open yarn storage container clear across the house with the doors closed). Maybe I'll find all those size 8 needles I keep buying and losing!
In the meantime, I started another dishcloth in the DW pattern. I'd tried this in a dark Sugar & Cream variegate on 34 stitches size 7 needles, and it didn't look quite right:
Then I did another one, increasing the stitches to 38 and look at the difference:
The colors really show up better. I dropped back to 34 stitches because the 38 st size was pretty big and I figured I could get two out of one ball of yarn with 34 sts. But I don't think the pattern color change is worth it. I really like it better with 38 sts. It shows the diagonal flow of color as opposed to just bands of color.
These are just like potato chips - bet ya can't make just one! And it's not like I won't be using them, gosh, I'm making them for GIFTS. My real estate logo is "Knitting Hearts and Homes Together." Every buyer and seller gets a dishcloth made by yours truly at closing. And if I have time and there are small children involved, they might even get a bear:
I'm obviously an easy mark to side track (which is why I have all these UFOs to start with). Back on the Christmas knitting tonight while we watch a movie.