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…
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?