Friday, August 18, 2006

Garterlac Is Cool

I started this Garterlac dishcloth last night, after seeing Abigail's creations with it over the last little while. Wow! This is really fun! It's going really quickly, and it keeps you interested.

The creator of this pattern is Dave from Criminy Jickets, and the pattern can be found here. If you like to make dishcloths even a little bit, try this one.

I'm using Lily Sugar 'n Cream cotton in Patio Pinks, and a 4.5mm needle. I'm thinking we might be watching a movie tonight, so I'll probably be able to finish it tonight.

I really like these dishcloths with cool and unique textures, so if anyone knows of others, please let me know.

Socks socks socks!

Okay, only one sock really.

This is my "nothing else to do" sock. I keep it in my sock bag that my awesome sock kit swap pal made for me (she's also one half of the Craft Borg podcast so go check that out!). That little bag lives in my gigantic purse, and whenever I have a free minute when I'm out, I work on it. That's why it's so simple. I cast on 54 stitches on 2.75mm needles and did 1x1 ribbing until I didn't feel like ribbing anymore, and it's been stockinette ever since. I turned the heel yesterday morning on the bus on the way to work.

I think I'm going to start some lace socks soon.

Hey! I just remembered that it's Friday, and a new episode of the Cast On podcast with Brenda Dayne should be up. I have to check that. Knowing that podcast will be up when I get home makes me more excited than I'd like to admit. Brenda Dayne has renewed my love of Fridays.

I'm hoping to knit a bit more of the Lotus Blossom Tank this weekend. I was far to mentally exhausted this week to remember where I was in a repeat, so it's still waiting for me.

Have an awesome Friday night!!


Kerry said...

What yarn are you using for the sock? I love it! And the dishcloth totally rocks! Will have to check that out. I love entrelac. :-)

aija said...

The more I see those garterlace dishcloths the more I want to knit one-- they seem like they're everywhere! :)

The color of your sock is great.

Leah said...

WOW!! I had yet to see that dishcloth pattern. It looks fantastic! Thanks for the link!

I love having some drag around socks with me. I even take my lacey ones with me I just print out the important info from the pattern on a index card & keep it in my bag.

keri said...

I love the yarn you are using for the sock, just beautiful! What kind is it? It looks like Stephanie's from Half Baked.

knitfriendly said...

Very cool dishcloth! Thanks for the link. Nice change to your blog!

Chrissy said...

Thanks for your comments guys! The sock yarn is called Glacier and it's by Fleece Artist.