To be clear, though, I'm not complainin'. I'm just explainin'. My heart goes out to those who've experienced hurricanes, tornadoes and floods in recent weeks. How is it in your corner of the world?
What I did manage to start and finish this week are these cute little Apple Coasters:
And this simple autumn-ish doily kind-of-a-thing:
Both of these projects were short CAL's on Ravelry. And both were made with just a bit of yarn. One of the apple coasters will sit on my computer desk this autumn. And the doily kind-of-a-thing will hopefully find something to rest under. A plant maybe. Or maybe I'll just put it out with this little kitty creamer. :) The kitty creamer is an antique that I believe at one time was my grandmother's. It's from the 1940's I'm guessing from what I can find online. And the yellow formica counter top is only a couple decades younger than the kitty creamer. Yep, that's my kitchen counter. My
On the knitting front... I have decided not to post pictures of every single dishcloth I make, but I will report that I knitted two more simple ones this week. One had some mistakes I tried to turn into design elements - I accidentally knitted a row on the purling side and for some reason thought purling on the knitted side later in the cloth would give me two nice" ridges", but all I really got was one nice ridge and one loosey-goosey sloppy row of purling.
Oooh, okay... Here's a picture:
Of course, I figured out several rows after I did that loose purl row that I should have just knitted on the purl side again - and I'd have a nice tight ridge like the first one. It was a head slapping moment, and I consider that a good thing. That means I'm learning!
The second cloth, I'm happy to report is a work of art. In a kindergarten knitting class, that is. I'm getting the tension tighter on my purling. I still don't know how anyone manages to have such perfect enough tension that they nonchalantly make lovely large items like shawls and blankets, but I'm contenting myself with seeing some slight (and somewhat consistent) improvement in this area in my humble washcloths.
On that note I want to thank you, reader, for indulging me and encouraging me in these weekly posts about my knitting progress. I truly hope to look back on this time as a quaint and innocent period of my knitting life. Innocent of what magnificent creations I eventually may be capable of. :) Wow. Where did that come from? A week ago I was a happy humble dishcloth knitter. This week I'm aspiring to magnificence. =^/
This week (hopefully) I will get back to my second Spice of Life blanket. Making two at a time seemed like such a good idea when I started these in July, but having laid one aside in order to finish the other during the Ravellenics I find that I've become a bit apathetic about finishing the laid-aside one. But finish it I will. I trust that just picking it back up again will overcome the inertia I'm experiencing at the moment. This is such an enjoyable pattern to crochet and I actually like these colors better than the colors in the one I finished already, so really... I imagine it will fly off my hook once I get going on it again.
Here is the last progress picture I took of it (back in July):
I've crocheted a good number of rows beyond this point and I'm sure I'm about halfway finished, so really... I should be able to knock this out in a couple of weeks. And that's so good, as I have ideas brewing. I may have to start them before my Spice is finished if the yarn I'm waiting on arrives, but that isn't likely to happen for a few days at least. My main goal is to accomplish something on this Spice this next week. And probably knit another dishcloth. ;^)
To see what other Yoppers are yopping about, visit our thread this week on Ravelry!