This is what the mailman brought me yesterday...Tea's giveaway package that I was gifted from her recent contest. Am I lucky or what? Inside the package was this awesome tote bag that Tea made, a bar of her homemade, vanilla scented, herbal antibacterial soap and a packet of lovely notecards. The soap has such a delightful scent...I just love the scent. I'd love to keep it in my pocket so I can smell it all day long. I have allergies so when I buy soap I usually go for the unscented ones, but this a very light scent which is not overpowering like some soaps can be.
Now to show you the tote. It's Tea's very own paper bag tote design:
It's the perfect size to use for taking a sock project with me on the go. I love it. Cute chicken patterned fabric...hard to see I know. Look inside...
She lined it. How awesome is that? I'm amazed at her seamstress abilities. Perfection...one word! I wish I could sew like that. Thank you Tea so much for everything!! You certainly are one very talented lady :)
Now back to my knitting . If you know me from reading my blog, you probably already know that I often get inspired by what others do. In this case look what the circle socks made me do:
I knit up a bunch of "circle" cloths, using the stitch pattern from the circle socks. It took a little adapting to convert the knitted in the round pattern to a flat knit in addition to changing the counts a bit to make it work with a heavier gauge cotton yarn, as opposed to the thinner sock weight yarn.
I'm really happy with the results. I always judge a "good" cloth by seeing if I can't stop with just one...I just have to try more and different color combos. Just can't help myself!! I love the texture of this cloth. I think it would be great as a dishcloth and as a washcloth. Doesn't look like exactly like a ballband, but I would say it might be somewhat of a close cousin because of the texture and the fact it is a slip stitch cloth!
Here's more photos of my new favorite cloth.
It even works with the Sugar 'n Cream self striping yarn:Oh...the possibilities....
Hope everyone is having a good week. Gee, this week sure flew by. Never ever is there enough time to do everything I want, especially the fun things. Must work on that ;)
Happy Knitting everyone :)