My husband and I have decide to sell our house so there has been a sudden flurry of painting and decluttering going on. I realized this morning that I missed a post and remembered how I promised myself to keep this blog going. So here are two projects I’ve being working on. The first is my finished dishcloths. I used two patterns. A check board pattern using stocking stitch and garter stitch and the traditional garter knit on a bias stitch. These turned out beautifully. They are bigger and clean like a charm. The colours look great in my kitchen. I am planning to create a chevron placemat pattern using the same cotton yarn (purchased from Camilla Valley Farm).


I’ve been taking a Craftsy class to learn Double Knitting and so far I love it. My plan is to use double knitting in my placemat pattern to make them extra thick and sturdy.

And here is my latest project. It is the Knot Socks pattern from the book Sock Knitting Master Class.




So the freezing temperatures aren’t letting up and I’m having trouble believing Spring will ever come. I decided this week to take a break from my honey comb and bee design. I have purchase my wool for the project and nailed down the final design. I only have to figure out the gauge and start writing the actual pattern. I’m very excited about working on it.

I’ve also started collecting inspiration for a variety of other projects and would like to join some Craftsy classes to help me create my own designs. Time is my biggest enemy. I just don’t have enough of it. Do I really have to have a full time job? Sadly yes, if I want to help support my family.

Taking a break didn’t mean no knitting. I grabbed a bunch of left over cotton from a project I did many years ago and started making dishcloths (except that variegated blue yarn which is of all things Phentex – that will used to make pot srubbers). I love making these because I can tryout interesting stitches and since they knit up so fast they give me instant gratification. In the past I feel I’ve made my cloths too small so these new ones are going to be much larger. I also want to make placemats. One of my biggest pet peeves about placemats is that they usually are made of materials or fabrics that are difficult to wash. I figure if I knit some out of cotton I can machine wash them without them distorting in size and shape.