Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Dianne's Squirrel & the Irish Hiking Washcloth


No, I cannot take a decent picture to save my life. After 25 attempts, I was finally able to get a viewable photo of the Irish Hiking Washcloth. It's not yet blocked, but when it is, it'll be a nice addition to the Christmas stash.

Below is Dianne's squirrel cloth. Dianne (see links) turned me on to this pattern and I love it! It was the first thing I've knitted where I had to do yarn overs (yo) and it was fun learning a new stitch. Both cloths are Mission Falls 1824. The Irish is yellow and the squirrel is a very nice rusty brown color (again, my lack of photography skill).

I bought my first skein of Tahki and I'm planning to do another washcloth with that and see how it knits up and turns out. It's cotton, but it's got the consistency of thick embroidery floss. It should be interesting and very, very slippery. Thanksgiving, I think, will be spent at home this year. I plan on spending one day cooking and for the the rest of the weekend, my family's getting a one way ticket to "Leftover-ville" so that I can bang out some more gifts. Hope y'all have a wonderful holiday!

3 comments:

Marianne said...

I can see right now, I need to put your site in my sidebar, better to keep up with you. Those cables are stunning, and loving the squirrel, just where do you find these patterns? as in the critters,I really love that dragonfly.

Anonymous said...

OHHh..Dana..I love the Irish Hiking cloth..and of course the Squirrel..I had only learned Y/O's..on the black moebius..I did a squirrel cloth a few days ago..just using the peaches/cream..not as elegant as yours..there is also a neat cloth..that spells LOVE, that I've done..oh and a Christmas tree..shh..that's so close..I've googled dishcloth patterns.and there's a ton of them out there...but they take a while to make also...I love your idea for Thanksgiving..will cook for the Moms on the day of..after that..it will be 'make your own sandwich'..can't you see I'm busy..lol...
I was in YT..a few minutes ago and I met the lovely Linda from your KnitandBitch...she is such a sweetheart, can see how you had such fun...she raved over the good time...Happy Thanksgiving..hugs!!

Dipsy D. said...

I really love your cloths, especially the Irish Hiking one is so gorgeous! Great job, and - Happy Thanksgiving!