Tuesday, June 06, 2006

A Gift in the Mail

I received this from my One Skein Secret Pal!
It's great because I could never bring myself to buy Kochoran because it's so expensive. I love it though and can't wait to try it out.

I ordered something for my One Skein pal and had it sent. I'm hoping it got to her, but I can't be sure because she isn't a prolific post-er when it comes to blogging. Speaking of which, I see I've become the blogger I hate as I have only been posting every few days lately. I'm sorry and I promise to do better. I hate it when I go to the blogs I read regularly and there is no new post for days and days. I've deleted some from my favorites lately because I just got sick of no new content.

I have been knitting.

Another Odessa hat from the pattern at MagKnits by Grumperina. I love this pattern! It only takes a single ball of Rowan Cashsoft DK. The pattern is easy to memorize and flows really well. I had trouble with the decreasing last time, so wish me luck this time.

I've also been working on the wash cloths for my friend's birthday. They are really soft. The gauge is kind of loosey goosey no matter what needles I use, but I think they will work.
I used Crystal Palace Cotton Chenille and number six bamboo needles. I did a basket weave looking pattern. Knit 3 Purl 3 and switch it up after three rows. This seems to give it some scrubby-ness that is needed in a wash cloth. I have to make a couple more before the birthday next week, but that shouldn't be a problem.

Gotta run to find something to wear to work that doesn't involve ironing. More tomorrow.


Sydney said...

Nice Odessa hat. It's on my "to knit" list also.

Chris said...

Great stuff from your Secret Pal!

I bet tossing those washcloths in the washer and particularly the dryer will tighten them up a bit!

Do you use bloglines at all? It's great, because it notifies you when the blogs on your list have new posts. Very efficient.

Kelly said...

I loved making the odessa hat. I think I may have to make another one. I am also with Chris, I love bloglines as well. Really saves time.

Anonymous said...

Hey Secret Pal. I'm glad you liked the yarn. I just caught your post as I made a last minute check before my trip. I will be looking for something special for you while I'm away. I love the hat. That's another great one-skein idea.

limedragon :-: Harriet said...

Great gifts from your 1SSP : )

Chris is right, the chenille washcloth will soften up with a wash and dry. I made one a couple months ago, with a US 6, and it was "loose" but I decided to try it, even though the label says to handwash. It worked great and softened up wonderfully to make a decadent washcloth.