Hot Green

Project:  Lily Cloth

Pattern:  Muguets Cloth, scroll down on the left, but I hear some of you have trouble with the website.  I really liked this.  It was an easy knit, and reminded me of the Lily of the Valley that grew against the house of my childhood.  (And the French name reminded me of Mugsy, which is always a good thing.)

Yarn:  Sugar ‘n Cream’s Hot Green.   It is very vivid, but I like it!  The yarn isn’t my favorite cotton; it’s hard on my hands, but it was worth it for this hue.

Needles:  Crystal Palace bamboo #6.  I like them a lot.

Verdict:  Will likely make more of this pretty cloth.

I hope you like “hot green” too, because there’s more!

That’s my Tofuchief

Pattern:  Silk Kerchief.   A quick and easy shawlette or triangular scarf, written for Noro yarn.  It’s a great travel project, as it’s all garter stitch with a few yarn overs every other row, and a color change every two rows.  My version blocked to 51 inches wide rather than the 30-something in the pattern, but this was mostly knitted at the firehouse, so I just kept going and going and wondering how wide it had gotten…

Yarns:  Tofutsies, in a “hot green” and a variegated pink.  I chose the colors because they’re bright, happy and they won’t show dirt too easily.  I went with Tofutsies because it’s machine wash and dry, plus it’s a great blend of wool, soy and chitin, so it will serve me well through all four seasons at the office.  The colors above are pretty accurate.

Needles:  Knitpick Options, Harmony tips, USA #3 for everything but the bind-off.  I used a #5 for that, to give a nice, stretchy edge.

Verdict:  It was intended to be a utilitarian shoulder and/or neck warmer, and that it will be.  Visually, I don’t find plain garter stitch shawls too appealing, but it will be perfect for the job I had in mind when I started the project.

I’m thinking about finally getting around to my first ballband cloth next, but I’m also eager to try the lizard ridge cloth.   Actually, by cast on, bind off math, I’m now three patterns to the good, right?  So I could cast on for both of those AND something else…

Waiting on those humans...

Waiting on those humans...

We have a family reunion this weekend, and that’s about it.  Otherwise, we’ll be at home with the fur-girls, making up for all the time we didn’t spend with them this week.

What’s on your agenda?

22 comments on “Hot Green

  1. gaylen says:

    Oh I love them both. I totally had something to say about one of them, but Poof – it’s gone! How is the cotton hard on your hands? I don’t get that.

    JB Auto is open for business again (his side job gig) so he’s working on Saturday and if he gets done soon enough we might hit a small, local parade.

    The girls do look like they’ve totally had enough of waiting on you. g

  2. Darcy says:

    The FO’s are lovely Summer knits:)
    I just baked 2 loaves of banana bread and I’m cleaning the house.
    I know I have been quiet of late been working on getting rid of clothes and things we dont need.
    I bagged up 15 bags of clothes and probably 5 of toys to take to the airmens attic and got rid of a bed a rocker and the garage is almost half empty.
    It is scary to let go of things but feels good to not have the clutter my goal is to have the garage and house decluttered and organized by September 1st and hubby is loving my motivation in this area:)Hugs Darcy

  3. Marjie says:

    The green cloth is pretty. You should make yourself a truckload of them. But do so while sitting with the girls. They’ve had enough of your absenteeism, thank you very much. And bring them cookies while you’re at it. Thor believes they look deprived.

  4. km says:

    I had problems with the dishcloth site, but I don’t think I said anything. I love it. I can’t believe you’ve never knit a ballband. They’re addicting. You keep wanting to try new color combos. I just saw a ballband baby blanket on raverly that I’m thinking about now.

    LOVE the shawl. Maybe plain ol’ garter stitch isn’t appealing to you, but your pink/green combo makes up for any boring in the plain stitch pattern.

  5. Mr Puffy says:

    Great dishcloth pattern! Love the cheery green color and your shawl is fantastic ~ very pretty ~ it will serve you well at the little larger size (me thinks that’s a more practical piece). Enjoy 🙂

  6. p3knitter says:

    That shawl is so cute! I love simple projects for sock yarn OTHER than socks!

  7. grace says:

    I love both of your finished projects, I am hoping our weekend is tamer then the last few have been!!! Have fun at your reunion!!! Hugs to the girls!

  8. Dianne says:

    Great knits – love them both. Kisses to your girls!

  9. You know I love the ‘hot green’! And, you know I’m eager to start my own Lilly cloth….and my weekend? Washing, packing, and hopefully something fun, we just don’t know what yet!

  10. Bubblesknits says:

    Love the shawl. That’s a great color combination. 🙂 Back when layering your socks was “the thing”, I’d often do fluorescent pink and green.

    Marley went home today, so I’m going to vacuum like a mad woman tonight. lol Then tomorrow I’m meeting some friends for knitting and coffee in the AM and going to my MIL’s in the PM.

  11. Anita says:

    lovely finished projects! I love that tofutsies yarn. 🙂

    Sissy laying there with that look on her face just makes me want to give her a big ol hug.

  12. Sue says:

    It looks like Sissy has learned to just relax and wait for you, but Gretchen still hasn’t figured it out. I love the expression on Sissy’s face. She’s obviously tired of waiting.

  13. Chrisitna says:

    I really like the dishcloth.

    If you ever want some more lillies of the valley I have plenty in my garden and will be glad to share.
    Christina

  14. Criquette says:

    Thanks for sharing the great new website for such pretty dishcloths. Since these are about all I’m knitting these days, I love finding new patterns. The green color is such a good match for the pattern, too.

    I think your shawl turned out really nice, too. I have 2 balls of that very yarn that I had originally bought with the idea of making socks. Since I am no closer to making socks now than I was 1 1/2 years ago, I may use it for a wrap of some sort.

  15. Bridget says:

    I love the Muguet pattern, and plan to make one soon!

    Your Silk Kerchief looks lovely! (I’m pleased with mine, but hated the Noro …)

    Tsk, tsk. Puppy neglect. So sad. 😉

  16. AlisonH says:

    That’s Stephanie Pearl-McPhee’s simple shawl pattern, too, from way back when, isn’t it? Very nice.

  17. Well you needles have certainly been clickng away! 🙂

    And Congrats again Ms. Designer!!

  18. Robin says:

    I LOVE the hot green!!! That’s my color! Great cloth pattern, too. The pup pictures in the prior posts are so cute! They are very photogenic.

  19. nichole says:

    Great FO’s – and another GREAT girls pic!

  20. Katie says:

    nice knits! i LOVE pink and green together. my inner preppy or something…
    family reunion? check! we had one, too. 53 people (plus local politicians) at my home saturday. guess that explains why i haven’t been even close to a computer in days!

  21. Kathy says:

    Sissy appears to have given up on the humans:)
    Love the green cloth and the shawl. YAY! Finished projects.

  22. Michelle says:

    I’ve been looking for a simple sock weight shawl… and this is the one! 🙂

    PS I miss you!

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