Wednesday, November 11, 2009

I love me some instant gratification!

I adore knitting (obviously) and would consider myself a process knitter rather than a product knitter, but sometimes you just need to get something finished to get some of your knitting spark back. The perfect solution is, of course, dishcloths.
I didn't start out making dishcloths, I just jumped into things, but I kind of wish I had. I probably wouldn't have been so discouraged. But I also never really "got" the whole dishcloth thing for a really long time, it really wasn't until about last year that I fully understood it. And it is definitely something that you can't explain, you just have to experience. So, I like giving them as gifts for that very reason.
I've made a few dishcloths this week, three to be exact, all of which will end up as gifts, I'm sure.

Pattern: Butterfly Dishcloth
Yarn: Bernat Handicrafter Cotton
Needles: 5mm
I LOVE this one, it's so pretty, and bonus points: it's reversible.

I'm kind of digging this side more, I think it pops a little more.

Pattern: My Coffee Cup
Yarn: bernat Handicrafter Cotton
Needles: 5mm
This one, I totally didn't think I was doing it right and didn't think the image would appear at all. That is, until I finished, and then finally it made sense, not too pleased with how it turns out. i'm not a fan of blocking dishcloths, it makes me feel a little weird. But I think, if I were the blocking-of-dishcloths type, it would definitely be blocked.

Pattern: Baked With Love
Yarn: bernat Handicrafter Cotton
Needles: 5mm
This one is actually much larger than a traditional dishcloth, but I think it'd make a perfect potholder. So cute, love the heart!
I loved watching the images come out, row by row it would slowly come together and make more sense. And sometimes I have no idea how it's going to turn out and wonder if I should frog. I love the image-cutesy-dishcloths, but I know that they're not always the most practical. I'm gearing up for some "serious" cloths soon.
And yes, it was all made from a giant skein of Bernat Handicrafter cottons, thanks for noticing. I don't even know how I came to own this yarn, but I'm kind of sick of the colour now.
I really need to stop taking photos in the middle of the night, they don't produce blog-worthy shots.

1 comment:

  1. I think that is the prettiest butterfly dishcloth that I have seen.