Saturday, September 09, 2006

Off Track

I couldn't do it anymore. I was struggling with my eyes and I couldn't do lace on number 4 needles without good eyesight. So I succumbed to the garterlac (sp?) fever going around (Trek is the Typhoid Mary of garterlac fever) and knit this.


I now understand why these are so addictive. I love that I can do them in wild colors because after all they are dishrags, it's not as if they have to coodinate with anything. It would seem a perfect first entrelac project as after the first couple of squares the lightbulb went off in my head and I got it without having to look at the pattern all the time. (Why can't I do this with two crummy repeating YO's?)

Thanks for everyone's well wishes on my eyes. They are much better today. It comes and goes for no apparent reason. I've gotta run. I'm multi-tasking right now. Blogging, watching Trading Spaces re-runs, cleaning my bathroom, and washing that gray right outa my hair.

7 comments:

Chris said...

Fun garterlac!! I'm thinking, you could straps and it would be a bib. :)

Glad your eyes are doing better.

Sheepish Annie said...

Sometimes we all have to bow to our limitations for a while. But what a happy result! Your dishcloth looks great. My Garterlac attempt today ended, shall we say, "badly." We'll try again later, though as I really do love the pattern!

trek said...

Typhoid Mary?!

Maybe I should stick to socks...

Beth said...

Wow! That was a lot of tasks you were doing.

When I glanced at the garterlac dishcloth, it scared me a little. So I haven't made one yet. But you make it sound like it's not hard. I think I'll try one.

limedragon :-: Harriet said...

I love the colors you used, and the garterlac is a fun knit! : )

Sydney said...

Glad to hear your eyes are doing better. I love that wild and crazy garterlac dishcloth though!

Dipsy D. said...

I'm so glad to hear your eyes are better now! And your dishcloth is totally hot, those colors rock big time, and I love the garterlac pattern! Now, that's one truly unique dishcloth indeed!