Cocoa Swap Topics, and Knitting progress
This weeks Cocoa Swap Topic is:
Now that we’re in the thick of ‘Winter’… has your knitting changed to match the season? Are you moving on from dishcloths, and tank tops to afghans, hats and mittens? Has your yarn changed from silk or cotton to wool, superwash or heavier cottons?
Hmmm this is hard.. I don’t really knit hats and mittens all year round, though I do baby hats any time of year… I knit dishcloths year round, especially because of the Dishcloth Swaps hosted by Anne, and now Holly too, but also because, I could always use another, and they make great quick gifts…
I think that my yarn is the most that changes… living in NC I would knit with light cottons or acryllics through the summer months, and switch to heavier cottons, or superwash in the fall and winter.. but again it all depended on what I was knitting. My colors seem to change with the seasons too.. following the bright cheery spring and summer colors with the more earthy fall and winter colors.. 🙂
So.. Knitting progress… I actually do have some… if you can believe it. Of the 3 dishcloths I had hoped to knit yesterday I got two and 1/2 done. I’m going to run out of yarn on the 3rd, so I need to check my stash before continuing. I refuse to buy more when I have such a healthy kitchen cotton stash… so if I don’t have any more, I’ll end this one abruptly at an unusual size and keep it for myself.. (some of my favorite cloths are ones that I’ve made in a non-standard dishcloth size… ) I really am enjoying the pattern on this cloth so I’ll just pick another yarn to do it in…
here’s where we stand with my sister’s dishcloths…
I worked a tiny bit on the Ruffles and Ridges pattern. (2 (interrupted) hours got me 4 rows!!!) but now I’m finally down to 273 stitches! This seems almost manageable! 🙂
I also spent some time reading through my Dishcloth partners blog (yes I already have my partner.. special request from a hostess)… and planning what I’ll be doing for her 🙂 I have some neat ideas… I am excited to get starting… I love this particular swap since it’s such a simple idea… dishcloths.. they knit up in no time!! 🙂 If you’re still interested in signing up for that swap the deadline is tomorrow.. so get over there and signup now!
Today I’ll be doing some custom orders for Etsy.. the kids being home yesterday through me for a loop so I didn’t get the things done I had wanted to do … today though.. I will 🙂