Posts Tagged ‘knitted wash cloth’


Ethel and her new phone (and towel hanger WIP)

Great knitting meeting this week!

Tricia worked on a sparkly white scarf

Tricia worked on a sparkly white scarf

Tricia took a wash cloth pattern and extended it into a scarf!


Elizabeth’s crochet components

Elizabeth worked on an afghan in what she calls “granny strips”–her version of Granny squares, except they are long strips. The new purple strip will soon have a light lavender center. She will probably edge these in black.

cable afghan

Lois’s afghan, two panels-at- a -time cable construction

Lois is also making an afghan, with two long center panels. It’s easier when you make the same thing, two-at-a-time, she says.

cable needle

Lois likes this cable needle best so far

knitted blanket

Martin Storey blanket

The cats interfered with my new project, a knitted blanket from the Aran and Celtic Children’s book. One block at a time, in Rowan felted tweed yarn, with intarsia alphabet letters in each block. Ethel showed me how to weave in the intarsia loops that are formed on the back. (I took a little break from the Sophie Tunic—I’ll be back…) To see Martin Storey’s Fall/Winter brochure from Rowan look at this you-tube vid here.

wash cloth

Rachel and cotton knit cloth

So what’s on your needles this fine summer night?


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Yay Knitting! We met and got up-to-date on projects.
Tricia worked on the teal scarf/shawl.

knitted scarf/shawl

Tricia and teal scarf/shawl

knitted cable hat

Lois with an orange cable hat

pink cotton thick and thin yarn

Ethel got some new pink all-cotton thick-and-thin slubby yarn

purse body: garter-stitch sari ribbon

purse body: garter-stitch sari ribbon

I’ve been working on another purse using the pattern on the front of this Quick Knits mag: it’s garter-stitch Louisa Harding Sari Ribbon.






The leather handles are from http://www.cindysbuttoncompany.com; I got them from Four Purls‘ vendor booth at the 2012 Florida Fiber Inn.


This other project I started is the Tokyo Scarf designed by Emre Koc featured in 101 Designer One-Skein Wonders, in Feza Alp yarn.

Feza Alp yarn scarf

Tokyo Scarf in Alp

linen stitch cloth

Ethel’s linen stitch cloth








Ethel was experimenting with linen stitch to duplicate some wash cloths we saw on Pinterest. I liked the subtle blending of the purple color band with the burnt-orange, but she liked the greater contrast of the blue band.

linen-stitch wash cloth

Ethel’s linen-stitch cloth with blue contrasting color band

rainbow loom

Rainbow Loom









Then we brought out the Hands Free Rainbow Loom with Organizer Kit.





Ethel made a rubber-band ring on the loom in about 5 minutes.






rainbow-loom ring

Ethel’s rainbow-loom ring

Great fun!

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Deborah was back, and with a whole pack of knitting projects to show us. First was a cool pattern for a crocheted scrubber. Deb and Ethel think that Granny Judith’s pattern would be more scrub-worthy with a strand of fishing line added into the mix.
Here’s another link for a crocheted scrubber pattern, made with plarn. And Crochet Central has about a bazillion scrubber patterns here. Yay! It’s dishcloths ramped up a notch or two!

Ethel's Leaf washcloths

Ethel brought some finished leaf washcloths. Once blocked, they turn out sleek and flat, but before the wetting and shaping step, they could be used as costume props for Madonna or Katy Perry, eh?

Hounds-tooth pattern

Next, Deb pulled out this pattern for a Houndstooth hat and mittens set, which is available on Ravelry for a fee (worth it!) The black and white is one of the color trends of 2012, as reported by Knitting Daily. Gorgeous! I’ve seen pics of knitted houndstooth items, but the black and white really makes it pop!

It's not too late to get started on next Christmas...

Loving this Leisure Arts Christmas stocking leaflet, with the red and white houndstooth pattern on front. It was a bad time for her knitting machine to break down, but in the meantime Deb brought along the loom she got for a Christmas present, from Martha Stewart; it boasts 30+ configurations you can get by adjusting the pegs on the loom bases. But the real big news in Deb’s life is that she’s going to be a GRANDMA, so bring on the layette projects! First, a cocoon of Deb’s own design, made with soft and fluffy Red Heart Buttercup.

Cocoon in progress

And she has her eyes on this cute hat…

mouse or elephant hat

Check out the super-adorable mouse and elephant hat patterns at Mad Monkey Knits. I do love these gnome hats, would have been perfect for the twins when they were preemies, but alas, I wasn’t a knitter then… This Leisure Arts book of baby afghans has all the classic styles.

Best baby afghans

Knitter's Bible of Baby Knits

And the big Knitter’s Bible of Baby Knits is going to keep Deborah busy for the next few months. Here’s another of her finds: a Baby Jacquards yarn that knits up in a flower pattern! with cute little free patterns on the sleeve for baby outfits.

Bernat Baby Jacquards floral

Ethel's poncho

Ethel is proceeding with her poncho, which is now taking up three or four(?) sets of circular needles. Very dense and wooly, warmest possible cover for someone in a cold climate.

Tina with eyelash project

Tina worked on an eyelash-yarn project on the tiniest round loom–a scarf, right? And she wore the beautifully cabled loom scarf she was making a few weeks back.

Tina and cable scarf

I have made a wee bit of progress on my handwarmers but we won’t go there. It’s slow-going. But thanks for the inspiration, knitters!

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Traveling in Polk County, FL, I barely made it home for Wednesday Night Knitting. We had all been busy this week! Here are some of our stories…

Ethel's purchases from Knit!

Ethel visited Knit! in Longwood last week and got some great new fibers to play with, including a soft gray alpaca with a bit of pink in it.

Ethel and Bunty

Ethel has already started on Bunty Bunny by Debbie Birkin. Meanwhile, she finished the ruffled scarf with 2 3/4 skeins finished ruffle scarf
Ethel finished the dead fish hat,too–


Tatting too

She found some tatting paraphernalia AND a great online tutorial, so that I, too, can learn to tat like my friends already do! Some day–I’m not ready yet. I’m not worthy yet! Next on Ethel’s lengthy project list came another face cloth, which she almost finished on site.

A finished cloth, with one in progress

Tina also worked on a Sugar and Cream cotton face cloth, and almost finished it as the evening progressed. Ethel discovered that Tina can really knit without a loom, and she does so in the Continental Style. Who knew?

Tina and wash cloth

Lois modeled some of the many chapeaux she has been creating for some lucky girls she knows.

Lois and mohair beret

Elderberry beret

Ethel modeling another of Lois's hats

Lois's hat for herself

This is what Jenn finished during the week

I finally finished the Yarn Bee Fire Orange monstrosity, which was supposed to be a mindless romp into busy-ness to keep me in practice. I have plans for the orange mess–which is an orange yarn with flecks of blue, does that strike a chord with the local gator fans? I will be updating it next week. As I made my way around Polk County, I dropped in on a wonderful shop called the Yarn Basket in Winter Haven and met Elsa, the proprietor. She warmed up to me as if we’d been friends for years, and I filed away many mental notes, since I go down that way rather often to visit. Check out one of Yarn Basket’s many Youtube videos by Caysea and get an idea of the camaraderie of that place! I was intrigued by the Rozetti Tundra ribbon-like yarn and how it knits up into a ruffly confection. Elsa gave me a lesson on the spot and started me out on a scarf (which of course included another set of bamboo needles in size 8 so now I have 3 or 4 sets of size 8). The Tundra came in a skein that she said must be re-wound into a ball. “Rolled” was her term, not wound. She had this contraption that aids in winding and rolling, called a SWIFT.

Swift at Yarn Basket

She got me started, then as she breezed by to observe, called out, “Roll it! you’re winding it!” “Ooops!” It was so easy to go from rolling to winding, I didn’t even realize I had crossed a line there…

Progress on the Tundra scarf

See that little white length of yarn in the scarf? That is Elsa’s recommendation, a “lifeline” that you re-thread every 9 or so rows, so that if you have to undo, you can go back to the line that you know is correct; if you drop a stitch in the Tundra, it will unravel the whole thing.

Yarn I found in my travels

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