First of all I want to thank everyone who prayed and wished Elisabeth well from my last post. Her surgery went as well as was expected, but with her chest being opened up as if it were open heart surgery, she'll have a long recovery of at least six weeks. As of Tuesday it still wasn't known if the tumor was cancerous or not. The power of prayers is powerful. I am keeping her in my prayers and hope for a good outcome. There was a huge response to the request for knitted squares and there were enough extra squares knitted so that each of her siblings would receive a patchwork pillow. Elizabeth is one of four children, so you can see there were many squares knitted.
I have found a new favorite wash/dish cloth thanks to Olly. She wrote to me this week needing a little help with this interesting pattern. When I first looked at the pattern I was stumped. I really had no intention of knitting cloths this week, but the pattern had a stitch that was very different and I had never done it before. This could only mean one thing. Drop my sock knitting, find some cotton (I must say it felt a little weird knitting with cotton again after socks. The yarn feels so FAT) and give it a try. Olly was patient, I was swamped with commitments (i.e. life) and needed a couple of days to find the time....but I did eventually. I sure was glad I did. I found a new favorite :) The first one I tried exactly as the pattern suggests using two colors:
This is a relatively quick knit with groups of three slipped stitches...fast, really fast. Once you get the hang out of knitting under the loops...it's really easy. The only downside was it was a bit of a pain using the two colors (3 balls of yarn). You know when I'm hooked though, because I just had to try another one...this time with a variegated yarn, couldn't help myself:
Looks much different from the two color one, right? It's the same pattern, honest. Now I want to try it with a solid color :) If you are interested in trying a new cloth pattern, I would definitely give Honeycomb Washcloth a try. ...try it you'll like it!
Now I have to finish my new pair of socks, which I am very excited and anxious to show you. Be sure and come back, because I'll be posting a new free pattern, hopefully soon. Happy Knitting :)