Thursday, July 24, 2014

Morning Knitting

I'm having fun with my new, spinning yarn holder!
It even works with a ball of Sugar 'n Cream yarn.
The yarn pulls out easily and doesn't get tangled or roll around.

This is a pretty ball of yarn from my stash.  The color is, "Barnwood Twist".  I love that name!  I started a dishcloth yesterday afternoon and had it finished by last night.  I started another one at breakfast.  It looked so pretty with my red placemat and even the strawberries in my oatmeal.  I just had to post it on Instagram and I thought I'd share it here too.  :-)

I've made so many of these over the years.  I love making them and I love using them.  And, I love that I can get exactly two from a two ounce ball of yarn.  I cast 36 stitches onto size eight needles and knit five rows.  Then, on wrong side rows, I knit the first three, purl across, and knit the last three.  On right side rows, I knit all the way across.  When the center, stockinette part, is equal in width and height, I knit four rows (I'll double check that on this one) and then bind off to get three ridges on the top to match the three at the bottom.  I know I've done it right when the new cloth weighs about an ounce and so does what's left on the ball.  :-)


Delighted Hands said...

There's nothing like a dish cloth knit! Very pretty photo arrangement!

mamasmercantile said...

You can't beat a hand knitted or crocheted dishcloth. It is one of my must haves. I love the colour of the yarn.

Susan said...

I love dishcloths - the perfect waiting room project!

judith said...

I should knit more dishcloths. It would a be a great purse project to take to work for knitting at lunch. What I really need is a good close up look at that ball spinner.

Vicki Boster said...

Love the yarn holder!!!! Quite perfect I think!

Beautiful yarn- making dishcloths is so fun-- one of my favorite things to knit! You can't have too many!

Sandra said...

Your trip sounds amazing and what a great way to spend time with your daughter.
Since I rarely blog anymore - you should look me up on instagram - I'm sjrichardson10 over there...

Mereknits said...

It sounds like a perfect way to start your day.

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Your yarn holder is so cute! What a lovely color and fun name for the yarn too! Your dish cloth looks so pretty! Wishing you a lovely weekend! xo Holly