Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Sugar 'n Cream Is Yummy


I finally managed to track down some Sugar 'n Cream to try as I especially wanted to see what the fuss was all about. After knitting with the cottons in Australia I have to admit that I am impressed, it is thicker than the ones available here and really easy to knit. I am practicing dish cloths as I have never knit dish cloths before and I am trying different patterns to see what I like and what I will eventually send to the person I am swapping with in the dish cloth exchange.

I wont be sending any of these as I figure in the US you can easily get hold of this yummy cotton so I am going to knit the ones I am sending out of this which I will be getting from Cindy tonight when the knitting coven gather together to celebrate the second birthday of our knitting group.

A big thanks to everyone for your kind get well wishes, I have really been knocked for six this past couple of weeks, it was really appreciated. I am starting to feel a lot better now but have been taking things rather easy which of course has meant very little blogging and even reading my favourite blogs has been minimal.

Janelle turned 14 on Saturday so once again a very busy weekend in this household, first of all we watched the boys play their last game of soccer for the year and then it was home for a quick change and headed off to the football to watch North Melbourne play which is the team that Janelle and I follow, and they were actually playing a game in Launceston. I must say though that this year has not been a good year and Saturday turned out to be no different with our team once again losing. Janelle didn't seem to mind that much though as the thrill of seeing her team play live meant much more to her than whether they won or lost.

*edited note*
sorry I forgot to mention the dish cloth patterns especially the middle one which is the garterlac which can be found over at Daves Blog which if you haven't visited is well worth a look.

28 comments:

Shelley said...

Great job on the dishcloths! I like the colours for your Sugar 'n Cream. I don't think I've used any of that yet either. I get the stuff at Wal Mart, but not sure the brand name of it.

Glad to hear your feeling better, and happy belated birthday to Janelle!

2paw said...

Oh what lovely dishcloths!! They are addictive, aren't they!! I will remember the cotton and your book!! Glad you had a good day for Janelle's birthday and you are all feeling better!!!

Eleni said...

I'm curious about the dishcloth with all the diagonals...was that on the ball band as a pattern or what? I have the pattern for the other kind and have used a bunch for the Mason-Dixon ball band version. They can get a little addictive.

twig said...

Nice dishcloths. Is that middle one garterlac?

Ok, I'm confused. I thought football there is what we in the states call soccer. But you mentioned soccer and football.

fitknit said...

Hi Sharon,
They look great! Almost too nice to use on dishes. I love the colours in the yarn.

Kylie said...

You think your having a bad year i support Carlton i don't know if i should laugh or cry.

Ann said...

Lovely dishcloths in such yummy colors - too good to use! Glad that you are better & back to blogging - missed reading your knitting adventures. Happy 2nd Birthday to Knitting Coven & enjoy your evening.

Marina said...

Gorgeous! And so colourful!

My MIL used nothing but those handmade dishcloths which she bought from the market ;-)

Wool Winder said...

I can't wait to see the dishcloth you will make with organic cotton. You're right, Sugar 'n Cream is easy to come by here in the US. Organic cotton will be special!

AR said...

Pretty dishcloths, I really like the colors of Sugar n' Cream. They look great.

Jennifer said...

Yay for dishcloths! Useful addiction isn't it?

Knit and Tink said...

I love your dishcloths! It's funny how we can get sidetracked with these things! Quick, easy, and totally practical. Glad you're feeling better but hope you're up and running strong soon.

Katt said...

oooh I love those colours!! gorgeous!

Will they be making a visit with you to the next coven meeting?

Sounds like Janelle's birthday was a busy fun day.

Katt

Michelle said...

wow!!! your dishcloths are so pretty!!! i love it!!! especially the garterlac patterns. where did you get these cottons from????

Leeanne said...

Wow the dish cloths look too nice to use in yucky water. My I'd use them as face washers.

Happy knitting.

Larjmarj said...

Dishcloths are a great way to try out stitches and techniques with a minimum of hair pulling. They are fun and addictive. I also crochet some of mine but I just knitted one with an alien head motif. Fun, can't wait to try the garterlac

amanda j said...

I'm with Kylie - I am almost ashamed to admit who I barrack for! Not that I am too passionate. Glad you are feeling better and your dishcloths look lovely!

Sometimes Unwilling Guru said...

I have mine toooo...

Diana said...

Glad to hear you're feeling better, and all of the dishcloths look great!

Laura said...

Good job on the dishcloths and I'm so glad to hear you're feeling better. A belated Happy Birthday to Janelle for me, please. :)

Debby said...

Those are really too pretty to use. What a nice way to brighten up a kitchen (and it looks like good portable knitting too).

Happy Birthday to Janelle, and glad you're feeling better. We've missed you!

KnitNana said...

Love your new blog "look" and you will really enjoy Sugar 'n Cream! Those colors are great...
Glad you're better!
(((hugs)))

JoanM said...

Hey Sharon,
Glad you are feeling better. That cotton looks great. Where did it come from? I have just ordered some Bendigo cotton for a vest for Pete's girlfriend, and now I wonder if it will knit up ok.

MrsDrWho said...

Dish cloths...21 comments about dish cloths. Doesn't anyone have a real life out there????????
Here is me in the throws of divorce ( he had warning...don't feel sorry for him!!) and re marriage and all you people care about is dish cloths.
May you all have moles.

pinky-yin said...

Wished i can get my hands on some Sugar and Cream too...
Anyway, how is the organic cotton? Am also tempted to order some

Jessica said...

Yes Sharon, it seems there may be another tortoiseshell devotee out there. Now do I tell you to run and hide all your needles or to display them nicely, take a pic and make us all drool????

Whimsical Knitting said...

Love your cloths, I'm especially enthralled by the one you mentioned, the garterlac!
Happy to hear that you are feeling better!

Whimsical Knitting said...

Hey again, thanks for stopping by my blog and such kind words! I am honored that you want to knit the Ipod cloth for your daughter! Thanks so much! I originally designed it for my hubby (he has several pods!) as a surprise in his lunch..yeah, yeah, I'm sickening like that...LOL!
fyi, I know you from KR and knit 1, blog, too!!! small world, yes?!