Whew! I'm catching my breath tonight after a busy week. Wait. It's only Wednesday. Feels like I've done enough for a full week already. I'll have to make this a short post.
I ripped the red socks because I wasn't enjoying the pattern. Too much effort for too little return. They just couldn't compare to the Austrian Patterned Knee socks. Plus, I got side tracked by this:
The yarn is Paton's Kiss and it is soft and lovely like petting a kitten. I eyed it for a year before finally breaking down at Walmart and buying some.
Notice the turn at the neck? This interesting detail is a screw up that turned into a design feature. It helps the scarf stay on your neck instead of sliding around. I'll write up a pattern for y'all when I get a moment.
Then on Monday, I did an entrelac presentation for the London Hand Knitter's Guild. I brought the Fiber Fish Pattern, the Knitter's Fall 2003 issue that contains entrelac instructions, and the Asian book I recently got that also contains an entire sweater knit in entrelac as well as one that just has the yoke.
The pattern I used for my tutorial was Dave's Garterlac Dishcloth pattern. I had to knit one up before class to make sure I understood everything. Well I loved it! There was some Bernat cotton on sale for a dollar a ball and now I have these two cloths:
Aren't they fun? They are just the simple hit of bright color I needed when my world has gone grey and hectic.
Thanks Dave, for a great pattern!