Thursday, June 28, 2007


Well, I decided to join the Mystery Stole 3. I decided quite spur of the moment. I have never knit a large lace project. The only lace I have knit was a Branching Out scarf. I'm just a little frightened by the bigness of it!

So, I went to the LYS today and bought some yarn. I then happily brought it home with me. I then sat down to wind it in a ball. What the hell was I thinking? There is 1460 yarns of lace weight black yarn! Why didn't I ask to have this wound at the LYS? I don't have a ball winder!

So I took a deep breath and sat down. I placed the yarn around my desk chair to act as a swift, and started winding and winding and winding and winding. I then got the brilliant idea to use my hubby's drill. It worked! But then -- a big ass knot! Holy crap! How does one unknot black lace yarn? Apparently, one doesn't. One cuts it. My yarn has about 4 cuts it in because of knots I just could not untangle. Oh well. Even with the drill, it still took me about 2 hours to wind the yarn.

I'm hoping to get my swatch done tomorrow and then start knitting this weekend. I'll post pics when I have something interesting to show.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Okay, I've been working hard on all this dish rag stuff, maybe too hard. Anyway, I have posted a Frappr map so that Team #6 can add themselves.

I also completed a dish rag yesterday! Started yesterday, completed yesterday! I got the pattern here. I think I must have not been paying attention on one corner though because after I sewed it up, it was a little bit hinkey. Anyway, here is a pic. I used about half a ball of Sugar'n Cream in Westport colorway.

See the hinkey corner? Also I wasn't sure what "garter stitch graft" was. I looked it up, but couldn't find it. So, I used Kitchener . It looks okay, but I don't think that was what I was supposed to use. Anyway, I think I will try it again. I bought this yarn because it matches my mom's kitchen and it was meant to be a cloth for her. But because of the hinkeyness of it, I kept it for myself. I actually used in this morning and it was a very soft, thick cloth! It would be great for dishes, but this morning I used it on this:

This is my son, Matthew. Matthew was covered and I mean COVERED in syrup this morning. I had placed my new cloth by the sink last night after I finished it, and it seemed appropriate that I use it for this particular purpose first.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Map for Dish Rag Tag Team #6

Trying something here - bear with me!

Dish Rag Tag

Okay, well I'm back. I didn't do what I said I was going to, did I? I didn't keep up with my blog. But I did finish my Color Blox Sox! And I haven't really started any new projects - not really. Maybe a dish cloth or two.

Anyway! Well, I joined Dish Rag Tag at Yarn Miracle. I just got the great news that I am going to be a Team Captain! This should be great fun! So, I decided that I should probably keep up on my blog now so that I can keep my team updated on - on - well, on stuff! I know we are going to have a forum at Yarn Miracle, but I think blogs are a great way to keep our teammates updated on the other goings on! (Sounds like the whole point of a blog!)

I am limbering up for the challenge by knitting dish rags (and also getting some Christmas knitting done at the same time). I am so looking forward to meeting my team! See ya all soon!