Just for a change I've been knitting. I had planned to teach myself continental knitting through dishcloths (I'm not a very adventurous knitter) but interestingly I found that continental style knitting hurts the same areas as crochet whereas my usual throwing style does not. It was very comforting actually working on this last night, like the knitting of my childhood, steady, unassuming and colourful...
Grandmother's Favourite dishcloth pattern and some Peaches and Creme cotton which I ordered from this website over a year ago. From what I can gather this yarn is discontinued and they have very little stock now so I may have to find a UK alternative or order from the US. I am a fan of all things American and find names like Vanna's and Red Heart strangely alluring. When I first picked up my needles again I found this yarn available and ordered a few balls on a whim, then it sat around doing nothing (apart from making a couple of apple cozies) in my stash, Now it is liberated and marked up for projects. The colourway is Fiesta and it's loud, but I'm quite enjoying it. I will probably make quite a few different dishcloths over the coming weeks, they are rather fun and I'm going to pop them away as Christmas presents. I would like to make one like this owl one, mostly because eventually I would like to be able to make this jumper and / or hat. I just love them but I've never done cabling so couldn't attempt them at the moment.
Don't forget to enter my giveaway if you would like to, the winner will be drawn next week. I have now changed the guidelines to entry and anybody who pops by regularly is welcome to enter, I often forget to become a follower of the blogs I subscribe to in Google Reader so I expect others are the same!
For more works in progress pop over to Tami's blog, lots of inspiration there I'm sure.