It’s that time of year again. That time where I find myself pouring over knitting patterns and wishing my knitting wasn’t so atrocious. That time when I bemoan the fact my dream handknit mustard yellow cardigan with vintage glass buttons still hasn’t come to fruition. That time where I tell myself I really must practice. So I drag out the yarn and the needles and… well, I try. Last year I managed one lumpy scarf. Unfortunately I made it far too wide, so it’s too short and bulky to actually wear, so this year I decided to start with an even smaller goal. Dish cloths. I figure it doesn’t get much easier than dishcloths and I’d really like to replace our supermarket cloths with a handmade, washable alternative, so this seems like the perfect place to start (again). Though I haven’t had much success in the past, I’m determined not to give up on knitting. Surely I can manage dishcloths!
We have quite a lot of Bendigo Woollen Mills cotton left over from the crochet projects Reubs created for Handmade Christmas, so that’s what I’m using. As I haven’t done any knitting at all in about a year and my skills are rusty at best, I’m starting off by knitting a plain garter stitch square, just to get back into the rythm, then I’ll get started on some actual patterns. I like the look of this one and this one and this one!
My mum is visiting my brother in Queensland at the moment so for the next week we’ll be splitting our time between our house and hers, but you can bet wherever I’ll be there’ll be a mishapen little knitted dishcloth on needles nearby…
Have you made anything nice lately? Anyone got a great dishcloth pattern you could share?