With Christmas over I can post pictures of all of the dishcloths that I labored over to give as gifts! Most of my pictures are on my computer at work and I am off until January 2, but I did take some Christmas Day with my new camera.
I made these 3 cloths for Jason’s sister, Laura, who hasn’t gotten them yet due to an illness in her husband’s family. They are corner to corner cloths from the Lily/Bernat dishcloth booklet, Kitchen Kolors. I made them to match the woven stitch cloths that I posted about a while back. They are very cute and very easy. The pattern book also has a pattern for a dishtowel. Unfortunately, there was no time to make 3 matching dishtowels, but of course, it would have been a cute set.
This is a cloth that I made for Jason’s mother. It is also from a Lily pattern book, but this time it is The Best of Lily Dishcloths and it is their version of a granny square. This was the last cloth that I needed to complete by Christmas. I finished in on Christmas Eve with much time to spare!
Still to come: Knit Wit’s bath mitt made from a Knitpicks pattern in Shine Worsted, Aunt Jane’s 2 butterfly cloths and my aunt Tracy’s oak leaf cloth and heart cloth. Also, I will be posting my secret pal package pictures!
Because I’ve been mostly good this year, I bought some Christmas presents for myself. I gave in to temptation, so to speak, and finally ordered myself a Lexie Barnes knitting bag. I also got the Options set from Knitpicks and the Knit and Plenty Kit. I am a good Santa. I love the Lexie Barnes bag! It is really a great size with lots of compartments inside. I chose the pattern Viona, which I really like. The Knit and Plenty Kit is nice too! It has some very cool things included and I think that once I get going on some ‘real knitting’ that I will really get a lot of use out of it.
This week I have been working on my grandmother’s gift, the Stripey Throw from Erika Knight’s book, Simple Crochet. I will try and get a little more accomplished on it and then take a picture. I wasn’t very diligent today as I got distracted by a Silhouette Bombshell romance book. I am weak.