Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Yes, I did make another ballband!

First of all I wanted to tell you that I have been working on another project... actually two, but I'm not ready to show you just yet...sorry! The only hint I'll give you is that they both involve felting.

In the meantime I've been working on knitting up some more of my chenille yarn for washcloths. I can't believe I did it, but yes, I knit another ball band! It still is my favorite cloth after all and I thought it would be fun to see it in chenille.
I used my cotton chenille yarn from PASA yarn mill (Uxbridge, MA) along with Peaches & Cream - shaded denim. Actually I like mixing the Peaches & Cream cotton with the chenille. It gives the cloth a little more body. I'm dying to try it out. I'm totally in love with the other chenille cloths I have made. The easiest one to make is grandmother's favorite and it works and washes great. My middle guy likes my chenille hob nail cloth. I was surprised when he tried it out last week. Usually the boys could care less about my knitted cloths...so I was very glad when I noticed that he had used it and when I asked he said he liked it :)

I also experimented with one of the stitch patterns in Barbara Walker's "A Treasury of Knitting Patterns"..."Dots and Dashes". You can also find the stitch pattern here.
I used Bernat Handcrafter cotton- robins egg with the chenille. I think I should have made a border as it seems a little bit wonky. I think it will make a good wash cloth. Will be anxious to see it's shape after being washed!

Guess that's about it for now.
happy knitting :)

14 comments:

  1. Dots and Dashes is an interesting stitch pattern. One can never have enough wash cloth! ;o)

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  2. OOOH pretty! I love the colors!

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  3. Very Nice! I think I'm one of the few people left that hasn't made the ballband cloth, but I love the looks of them :) the dots and dashes is very pretty too!

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  4. they all look great! out of curiousity, how many dishcloths do you have? : )

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  5. Great dishcloths! I love how you did the ballband in chenille; it's a beautiful variation!

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  6. I just love those ballbands, can't get enough of em. I like that dot n dash pattern, too. Good idea to combine the chenille with the cotton!

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  7. Really pretty. The fabric must be lucious. I'd have to use that one as a face cloth!

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  8. Love the chenille cloths! They look so cushy I just want to pick them up out of the picture and squish them in my hands! :)

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  9. I love all your cloths. I will have to make one of the dots and dashes. I will have to buy some cotton chenille and give it a try.

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  10. Oh those are both very lovely. I need to sit down and knit a ball band cloth myself, I am dying to make one after seeing all these gorgeous ball bands.

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  11. i hadn't thought of using cotton chenille before! the ballband (you can never have too many, you know?) looks wonderful. that's great that your middle guy has taken a liking to your hob nail cloth too. :)

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  12. Cotton chenille! Great idea. I'll have to make a couple for my Mom. She's been asking for some.

    Ang

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  13. I'm trying your brownie recipe right now. I'll have to let you know how they turn out! I'm going to have to get that Mason - Dixson book! I love your ballband dishcloths!!!

    ;) Missy

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  14. Love the cloths and your color choice!! Too much knitting..too little time. My list of what I want to do keeps growing and my knitting time keeps shrinking!! The ballband pattern is still one of my favorites! Happy knitting!

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