I truly hope you all had a great weekend. Mine was just how I wanted it.
On Friday I sat down on the couch and was knitting away and I thought, "It would be heaven if I could park it here in my pjs and not get up until Monday morning."
David, being the awesome husband that he is, told me to rest. He would wash the clothes, clean the kitchen and do all the other things to keep the house comfortable and I could rest.
And I knitted.
And I could have used another day of it, but alas...
What did I make? Well...dish/wash cloths of course. Two of my favorite stitch patterns are here:
The first is "Star Flower" made using Knit Picks Organic Cotton. It's a sport-weight cotton in natural colors (this one is called marshmallow) and is so soft that it won't be a dish cloth, but will definitely be a bath cloth...I may keep it for myself.
The second is called "Tiny Bow-Ties"...and I used a Christmas speckled cotton yarn line from Hobby Lobby called "I Love this Cotton." It's surprisingly soft and was super easy to work with. So far, of all the yarn lines available at the big chains (where I can shop in my home town) this is the best.
My favorite yarn overall has been Knit Picks' Dishie. I made an orange to beige variegated cloth that is pretty wonderful...but I'll show that in a day or so. No special stitch pattern on that one.
I also started a super-simple hat for David's Christmas/Birthday present (haven't decided which yet).
AND I ripped out the only sweater I've ever made. I made it for my larger self...it now fits like a cape. And while I'd really like a cape, this one is definitely a sweater that's way too big. I have to say that I was terrified that it would come unraveled. I can't believe how well I tucked in all the ends. It's all finally unraveled though and it will become something else wonderful one day--maybe two sweaters...we shall see.
I really wished I could have stayed home again today, but I couldn't, so I'm at work wishing I was sitting on the couch knitting....
And, in case you didn't know it, it's going to be super cold here in a couple of days. Freezing temps before Thanksgiving is really quite unusual...brrrr...