Friday, July 21, 2006

Warshcloth Encourages Previous Book Addiction!

This is starting to get a little embarrassing. I mean, making a couple of things out of a book after first seeing it is one thing. Even deciding to knit only log cabin quilts for the rest of my life is understandable. But I cannot tear myself away from the Mason-Dixon book at all. I'm knitting washcloths as part of my Bridesmaid Thank-you's and found this gorgeous Denim from Schachenmayr at IDEE earlier this week and it's begging to be a Mason-Dixon Washcloth.

Only problem is: the Denim doesn't quite work for the pattern. I want the washcloths to go fairly quickly (I'm not exactly known for my patience with cotton yarn) and I don't have enough per ball to knit the normal pattern. So yesterday I surfed the web and found The Dishcloth Boutique with lots of lovely designs and also tried my old stand-by . Found lots of great patterns, but nothing that I wanted to knit as much as the MSW.

Back to the drawing board, I figure the pattern is broken up into 6 pieces, with a bobble in the middle and decreases either side. So I'm on my third version and it's looking pretty good, don't you think?

This stuff is wicked soft, too. I can't see lots more denim in my future :)

This just in: I've finished two washcloths now and not sure if I can bear to part with them. I could just kick myself for not trying washcloths earlier. I mean, I've tried them, sure - a botched attempt here and there, but never a proper, pretty, soft, want-to-use-it-for-your-whole-body Mr. Washie. This could be the start of another addiction. ;)


  1. Denim? Me thinks me needs some. :)

  2. No, no, no. It's just a matter of changing the job description from Bridesmaids' Thank-you's to "Aussteuer." Then you get to keep them, and feel virtuous 'cause they're handmade. :)

  3. Anonymous2:04 PM

    oh gosh, up until now I hadn't been impressed but I do like how that turned out! How long did it take you?