Laundry has always been a way for me to show my family how much I love them. The boys would get a whiff of fabric softener when they pulled a t-shirt on and they would be reminded of me. Honestly, is there anything better than a whiff of soap on your favorite shirt, or clean sheets on a freshly made bed? One of my favorite memories as a child was the smell of the sheets, hung on the clothesline to dry in the sun. At night, I would fall asleep wrapped in those sheets and the summer quilt that my grandmother made; it always smelled of the cedar from the blanket chest that it was stored in. I always have mounds of laundry in all three stages of development. I try to stay on top of it, but there are times when I need help. You can learn more about my favorite laundry service here.
Look what I did!
I really need to take a photo of me wearing this, but until then you’ll have to deal with my understudy.
I learned a lot from this project. I loved knitting with beads and I definitely recommend you add it to your repertoire. I plan on using beads in future projects and thanks to the Laura Nelkin group on Ravelry, I have been given many sources for purchasing beads. This yarn was a single ply; it tended to get fuzzy or cranky when it was handled too much and beads require a lot of action on the yarn. I would definitely choose a smoother yarn with a tighter twist for my next project. Many thanks to Razz for modeling this for me. (he was NOT happy).
Winner! Winner! Chicken …Wait! Apparently, I lost this game of yarn chicken. Here are my lovely “Twas the Night Before Christmas” socks from Little Bobbins. I thought I had enough yarn to finish, but apparently there will be no chicken dinner for me. I have ordered another ball of Knit Picks Palette so I can finish these cute socks.
In other news, I was taken with all the great and versatile projects based on the log cabin pattern by Mason Dixon Knitting. This is my first attempt. I have decided to make it into a dishcloth because I worked out a lot of little nuances with this square (trust me when I tell you it is square!) The yarn is Katia Bombay, 100% cotton. It is very pretty and I would like to work with it again. I held two strands together and it made a sturdy but soft fabric. I played around with where I picked up new stitches to find out what was most pleasing. Have you ever worked on a project and realized you did something incorrectly but it still worked out? I think if it is consistent through the project it doesn’t really matter. In this case, I would want to pick up stitches along the bind off edge consistently through either the front or the back of the stitch. The pattern does not indicate which way to do this, so I think I’ll contact the designer to ask. Again, I think what matters is that it is consistent.
So, this post has been sitting in my draft folder for over a week. I am going to wrap it up before I forget what the heck I am talking about.
Watching: X-Files (still)
Current location of Razz: under the dining room table