Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Ice

This weekend I visited Colorado as part of a documentary I'm working on. Follow the progress of the subject here. On the three-hour flight there I knit a washcloth, which I intended to give to our hosts as a thank you gift. But look at it. It's all wonky. I don't know if the white's gauge is different than the blue's, or if the decrease edges are bigger than the increase edges. This pattern is so fast and pretty. Too bad it looks wrong. I'll be thanking them with a thank you note, I think.


The Rockies are such a pretty place, especially with all the snow they've had recently. It was downright cold, though. I didn't spend too much time outside, which meant that I got some knitting in. I've started fingerless gloves for my sister. I tried out a more complicated pattern, but I think she'll like something more functional, so I switched to a simple ribbing. I was also going to use a dark purple for the hand, since my sis will be using these while working with animals (she works at Best Friends Animal Society--donate to them, they do good work). Again, though, I figured she'd like it more simple, so I'm sticking with the lavender (called Monet by RYC). I love this yarn. I think I may use the dark purple for some socks. It's so soft, springy, and washable. My three favorite yarn criteria.

5 comments:

aimee said...

i LOVE the washcloth. i think you should just send it.

TK said...

What you mean is that I should send it to you.

aimee said...

nooo!! i think it's great and i don't know who would get that as a gift and not love it! you could pin the thank you note to it.

guh! said...

I agree with aimee - it has that colorado, mixed elevation/ mixed environment look!

Lynn said...

i love that washcloth pattern! i've made like 4 that so far, mostly baby gifts. i'm working on gloves now... and i'm not sure i like the fingers either. just finished a thumb. it will take discipline to get the 2nd glove done, I think!