So Much to Knit, So Little Time

Finally settling down in my new home. It’s a far cry from where we were living; no gravel roads, no deer, no turkeys, no vast spaces of woods and fields. Just suburban NJ in all its retail splendor. But, this is home, this is where I come from. Traffic can be a nightmare, but there’s always a back road. No more long road trips to see my children and grand daughter. By Christmas, there will be a second grand daughter. Life is sweet in many ways.

Slowly, I have manuevered my knitting projects out of the bags and boxes they were relegated to when all I could see in my house were boxes and more boxes. (Don’t let me see another box for quite some time!) Coming upon old projects that I left off months ago, well, it’s like opening Christmas gifts and finding the good stuff!

So in this blog post, I want to share some of my most recent knitting projects. I just LOVE to knit! Because you can “do it” anywhere. It’s fun when watching TV or outside on your patio; at the pool or the beach, in the car, or at a friends house. Babysitting, housesitting, dogsitting, plantsitting. Bring your knitting!

Knitting with cotton yarn is one of my favorite things to do. Whether that be Sugar ‘n Cream, or Peaches & Cream, there are so many projects and colors to choose from. Here’s a pretty bath cloth in Peaches & Creme Yarn  I used a simple eyelet pattern because it’s the yarn striping that you’ll notice, not the pattern itself.

Cast on 43 stitches.

Row 1:  K2, * p3, k5; rep from *, end k1.
Row 2:  P1, * p5, k3; rep from *, end p2.
Row 3:  K2, * p1, yo p2tog, k5; rep from *, end k1.
Row 4:  P1, * p5, k3; rep from *, end p2.
Row 5:  K2, * p3, k5; rep from *, end k1.
Row 6:  Purl.
Row 7:  K1, * k5, p3; rep from *, end k2.
Row 8:  P2, * k3, p5; rep from *, end p1.
Row 9:  K1, * k5, p1, yo, p2tog; rep from *, end k2.
Row 10:  P2, * k3, p5; rep from *, end p1.
Row 11:  K1, * k5, p3; rep from *, end k2.
Row 12:  Purl.

 

Eyelet Check pattern

Repeat these 12 rows until 9″ in length. Bind off and weave in ends. Then you can display your cloths in very unique ways. I plan on making a few more of these!

displaying eyelet cloths

Here I knit up a series of cloths in Colonial colors and display them in the hall outside of my bathroom.

dishcloths in colonial colors

My little grand daughter, Julia, has a friend AJ who just turned 2. Imagine turning 2! She is a big Hello Kitty fan. I couldn’t find too much online of Hello Kitty patterns, but did come across this cute design in dishcloth squares. So, I knit up 20 squares in different colors, sewed them together, and made a little blankie for AJ. The pattern can be found here.

AJs blanket in pink and white

I’m currently working on a pretty Colonial Blue curtain for the front door window. Also, in my knitting goodie bag are fingerless handwarmers,  that I’ve started in a rich Ivory color. As soon as these are done, I’ll post them here! Then, I’ll be back to baby things again, in all the colors of the pink rainbow!

Only problem is, there’s never enough time!  Keep busy, and always take your knitting to heart!

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