I've finished a couple of little projects over the last couple of weeks that have yet to make it onto the blog. Since all of my WIPs are either snoozing or taking forever, I thought I'd sneak them in this week!
|A dishcloth! Have I levelled up in knitting again?|
First up is a basic garter stitch dishcloth using the Grandmother's Favourite pattern. I used some of the Lily Sugar'n Cream I bought from Hulu when I got the blocking kit. I increased to 36 stitches, so it's a bit smaller than suggested by the pattern. On Wednesday I knit a second one in the same yarn, but smaller (only 28 stitches at widest point), which is the perfect size for using on my face. I plan to knit more, perhaps in different designs, so we have a few to rotate in the kitchen. Anyone got any favourite dishcloth patterns? I seem to enjoy knitting them; they're a great quick and easy knit, a good project for when I want something to do with my hands but not my brain.
I had intended to finish this one a while ago (I started it on 8th August!) but only got the eyes done before I got really busy with other things. I made a conscious decision a couple of weeks ago to get it finished, and here it is!
The pattern is Tipper the Tiny Crab from Stacey Trock's Rainbow Amigurumi eBook. I downloaded the PDF as soon as it was released, mainly for this pattern and for Ro the Tiny Monster. I haven't done the monster yet. I used some acrylic DK from my stash, in hot pink and white (I know, it looks kinda red in the pics, but that's because my camera refused to pick up the colour properly).
I've sewn him together kinda wonky, so he looks a bit cross-eyed and his claws are a bit funny looking as well. But he's cute, and he looks really sweet on the shelf next to the time out crab I made last year!
|Remember this little fella?|
Tami's is the place to go to see more finished projects! Head on over and take a peek!