Friday, February 23, 2007

Doesn't Time Fly

When you are having fun as the old saying goes. Am I having fun? Well I have been knitting a little bit, when the hot weather permits. We are heading into our 9th straight day of hot weather with the weekend looking like it will be even hotter which is slightly unusual for Tasmania. Last night we had a thunder storm and some rain which bought a bit of cool relief overnight. So what have I been knitting?



Dishcloths, yes in this heat knitting is proving a bit difficult so something small and cotton works best. I am also hoping to educate my fellow Aussie friends about the benefits of using handknitted dishcloths because I was unaware of these little gems until only recently and now I wouldn't use anything else. I have in the past used Enjo cloths but find them expensive and my knitted ones work just as well if not better.

I have also been knitting my February/March contribution for Project Spectrum. One sock is finished and the other will be started over the weekend.



I am using Opal Rodeo in blue, black and white colours which are the three colour options for Project Spectrum, which I happened to have in my stash and the pattern is out of an old 1950's pattern book which I picked up off ebay. In the second pic you can see the pattern which has a wavy cable effect but in reality is just K4, P2 for 6 rounds and then K1 *P2, K4 for 6 rounds. I have some plain coloured Opal which will look lovely in this pattern and it doesn't even take a lot of concentration to do, perfect for me!

Oh well that is about all for now, I must now go and do some dreaded housework before getting ready to go to a friends shack tonight for a girly night out which should be a lot of fun. Till next time, happy knitting.

18 comments:

Michelle said...

wow!! that's a very neat stitch pattern!! ribbing that looks like cable :) a definite must try!!!

Knittinreed said...

Loverly dishcloths!!
I love the "wavy cable" pattern - thank you SO much for giving out the pattern. I will use it on my next socks, if you don't mind.
Enjoy your girly night.

tiennie said...

Great knits! Enjoy your girly night!

Katt said...

Those dishclothes look great! I so have to pull mine out and use them!

The socks are gorgeous! might have to try the pattern myself one day soon. How many stitches?

Have a great weekend. Lets hope its not hot and some freak cold weather appears!

Katt

amanda j said...

We are starting to believe it may never cool down around here! Your dishcloths look great - what sort of cotton is that?

Jessica said...

It's hot here too........ my poor knitting is feeling very neglected.

Have a great time on your girls night. Myabe a drink or two for me :)

Wool Winder said...

Best to keep the projects small during hot weather. Nice socks and cloths!

Jan B. said...

Shall we trade weather? We're in for a big snow/ice storm this weekend. I'll take the heat at this point! :-)

Shelley said...

Your dishcloths are great! They are a nice quick project to do up eh? Love your sock...such a cute pattern on it!

fitknit said...

OK I'm sold. I've always avoided knitting these, but based on that review...I'm off to cast-on!

Larjmarj said...

Great colors on the socks and the dishcloths. A girly night out? Woo hoo run amok!

Ann said...

Thanks for the tip - I was about to contact my Enjo lady for a new dishcloth - so now I just have to knit one (now is to find the time).

AR said...

Ohh, pretty socks and cloths! I love hand knitted cloths way better than bought ones, and socks, too, of course!

p.s. I'm so glad you got your soap so fast!

Debby said...

Lovely dishcloths! Sorry to hear about your heat. I'll trade for the snow that we just had!!!

Enjoy your night out with friends.

JoanM said...

Hi Sharon,
Now you are experiencing a bit of what our summers are like. Pity me with metres of wool shawl on my lap. Yesterday the wool wouldn't move on my hand.
Tell me more about the dishcloths - what sort of cotton do you use?

NattyChick said...

I LOVE my handknit dishcloths. They are just the most practical and functional things aren't they? Pity we don't have the access to certain great dishcloth cottons as the US hey?

Procrastiknitter said...

Woo hoo! You know I'm a fan of your sock patterns! Thanks a bunch! ((MWAH))

msfortuknit said...

Hey Shar doll!
How are you? Those are nice, good work!
Hope you are well!Im just burnt out on class right now so I had to stop and take a break and look at some yearn!