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.