...the kitchen items I made for my "knit loving" daughter-in-law. Her birthday is tomorrow, but she picked up her gift yesterday.
This is a photo of some of the items. Four of the dishcloths I made previously. You probaby recognized them. Top pair are the Corner to Corner Striped Set and on the right, a pair of Circle cloths.
The rest are a couple of the new patterns I tried out. Now I have some new favorites, like these double knit potholders. Very utilitarian, unlike the fancier ones I made for her for Christmas. She tells me they are decorating the fridge as she doesn't want to ruin them. I hope she'll use these new ones, plus I always tell her there are always more where they came from ;).
Another pattern I tried out was a variation of Grandmother's favorite which is a very easy and beloved pattern, so I never anticipated all the trouble with this picot edged cloth. It was unbelievably frustrating trying to follow the pattern.This pattern has short row corners, which I had never done before, so I was unable to see just where I was going wrong. I was just about ready to give up when I scoped out what others said about the pattern on ravelry. I'm certainly not the first to have a problem and it was a relief to find a kind soul who posted her corrections for the pattern on her ravelry page. She's not the designer, but was kind enough to share her solution to the problems everyone was having with the pattern. In the end, the end result was two very pretty cloths. As my "Knit Loving "- DIL, says they are too pretty to use, but I do hope she'll use them as I will always make her more new ones :)
This next item is what I think is a rather elegant looking towel. I think it would make a nice hand towel or a decorative towel to lay out on your kitchen counter to drain your washed dishes on. It's a little dressy so if you haven't had the chance to put all your dishes away, it will look nice and less messy on your counter. Here some shots of the bubble up towel, another of my new favorites. It looks difficult, especially the bubble work, but it was really easy. I do love it and have another one on the needles for my kitchen at the moment.
Of course I can not leave you with out giving you the latest news about Miss Shirley Pink :) One of her buds opened up this week and there will be another one opening shortly...
...need I say more? She makes me very happy!
Spring flowers also make me happy as well. Here's a little sampling from my yard:
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Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Happy Knitting :)
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