God love dish clothes. These simplistic easy to stitch little squares (well rectangles) that go together so smoothly. I began one in a candy cane variegated yarn, realized it had several errors, but finished it anyway. I then quickly started another and finished in a few hours, starting and stopping as I got tired. Then feeling guilty about the first, ripped it apart and re-knit it to match the second. I now have four finished to give as gifts, although one is camo and not really holiday ready. I might just whip up one more, although non-holiday in color, to give away.
Wanting to move past dish clothes, I sent my daughter to Joanne’s to purchase some needles and yarn. I wanted to begin either a purse or a cabled hat. She came back with almost all the correct needles. She purchased a circular instead of the double pointed I asked for. (she said they had “double points”) Doll that she is, she obviously doesn’t know needles.
Certainly not a haystack, but I am looking for a needle – well lots of needles really. A colleague of mine came up with the idea for a knitting club last week and the whole concept has just grown in scope and excitement. At this point, I think we are more excited then the kids will be. Although the process of locating yarn has been promising, needles have been a whole different point (wink, wink). Hopefully, we’ll be piled high with supplies in the coming weeks.
As mentioned in my last post, long ago that it was, I started working on an interesting scarf using size 2 needles. After many attempts to get the scarf going, I had about and inch finished when I broke a needle. No problem, I had four more. I say “had” because when I got to about 2 inches I broke another one. I guess I don’t know my own strength! Bad joke, I know. The project will be slow going as I need very good light, in order to see the very small stiches, and refreshed eyes. Someday…
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