Well, I was going to do the Diva Challenge today but I don’t really care for Gourdgeous, which happens to be the featured tangle this week. I participated with it last year and just did not feel inspired to do so today.
Soooo, I’m sharing some pictures of the needlework I have done over the last several months. As you may recall, crocheting a few items for my grandson at my daughter-in-love’s request kickstarted me back into doing something productive with my hands once again. My next project after the items for Lauren, for Liam, was to knit some dishcloths. I have since purchased more yarn and made even more wonderful dishcloths.
As it turns out, the pattern I got from my friend at church happens to be a very popular pattern online (and I would guess, offline as well). I found it here and here. The only differences are that my directions say to use number nine needles instead of six or seven and knit up to forty-five stitches.
I bought some fallish colors but will need to attempt to make the purples colorfast before washing it with other towels and such.
Tiffany saw some fingerless mitts that she wanted. As an author, she is on her computer quite a bit and her wrists get sore. So we found a few free patterns online that she liked. The first is a fitted one with a bow. I attached the bow in a slightly different place but we like it. I am thinking of making her another pair but not sewing the bow on, so that we can attach different shapes each month.
The other pair we did in a lovely blue. It has a crocheted cable on the top. We had planned to do the cable in white but I completely forgot. The pattern is extremely thorough, complete with pictures and everything. The only problem I had with the pattern was that it took me twenty-two rows before I had the required seven-inch width. She loves these though, because they are very soft.
Until next time, God bless,