Wednesday, January 23, 2008

The last of 2007

I was going to blog about socks today. The sock knitting has been pretty good lately - two finished pairs, and a new one (of my own design!) started, even. But despite the good sock knitting mojo, the sock blogging mojo has gone missing. So instead, I'll catch up on the last of my 2007 knitting. (It's already embarrassing that I've let it go this long. It would be really embarrassing if I let it go until February.)

Before Christmas, I went on a washcloth-knitting rampage. My goal was to make three sets of 4 washcloths each - one for my mom, one for my aunt, and one for my grandma. I didn't quite make it.

I got a set done for my aunt (yarn - white and lilac ombre, worsted weight, Peaches & Creme):

I got a set done for my grandmother (yarn - white and winterberry ombre, worsted weight, Peaches & Creme):

I got half a set done for my mother (yarn - black and blackwatch ombre, worsted weight, Peaches & Creme). Fortunately, she's a knitter too, and since I also got her yarn, she really didn't care that I had only half her gift done.

The Christmas knitting also included the socks I didn't finish for my youngest sister, and a scarf for my middle sister. The scarf?

Clapotis, knit from Lorna's Laces Swirl DK Multi, colorway Flames. I think I knit it on size 5 needles, but I'm not sure, and I have absolutely no recollection of my gauge. But it was a fun pattern to knit (I modified it to make it narrower, and to make the columns of twisted stitches real columns of twisted stitches), and the Lorna's Laces Swirl DK is a very cool yarn.

Apparently, it's not just a pretty scarf, but a useful one too! (Makes me glad I live someplace not quite so cold...)

Maybe I'll blog about socks tomorrow...


Anonymous said...

That's funny, I get on kicks too. Like when I need to take a break from socks, I usually go right to the cotton yarn for washcloths and potholders. One can never have too many of either, I think. That'd be like having too much yarn. Love the clapotis too; is that yarn as firey in real life as it looks here? Simply beautiful!

Cheryl said...

I'd be willing to bet that when Kate Gilbert designed Clapotis, she never envisioned it being worn in quite that fashion. But, then, judging from the background, your sister isn't anywhere near Paris. The Alps, perhaps?

Paula said...

I've been on a dishcloth binge also. I like the black and blue/green ones you made for your mom. Those colors would be a beautiful sweater. One of the reasons I like dishcloth knitting is that I don't have to worry whether the color would look good on an actual human being!