Friday, May 25

A little contemporary change...

     This cloth is a bit different than what I have been knitting. My first attempt at intarsia knitting. It certainly does not look to be difficult, but oh the challenges of keeping those yarns from tangling! This was a very good exercise for me. I definitely need work on my tension, but for the most part, it was an excellent learning lesson. I am going to make a few changes and write this pattern up - so look for it soon.

     This cloth was a nice, contemporary change from all of my cottage cloths in the past. There are so many possibilities of color combinations - it is fun to think about it. So - if you ever thought about a beginner intarsia project, this would be a fun - short pattern. I am a terrible pattern writer! I lose my place every single time! It is not an easy job. Much respect to all of you authors!

I was paging through the photos of my KAL group and I ran across the watermelon cloth that I have linked to on this page. That is one cloth that I have not yet knit. I know that I have to knit this up very soon. The finished cloth looks adorable! Check it out here. Ooops, I just realized that you have to be signed in on your Yahoo group to view that photo. I guess that I will have to knit this up and post it. What better cloth for summer?

    We have been very busy around here. The end of our school year is just around the corner and thus we are wrapping up lots of loose ends. My son will be graduating from 8th grade next week. I asked him if I could hold him back so that I could enjoy just one more year of middle school, but he was not so keen on the idea. Somebody please give me more little ones to enjoy! We don't have any children under the age of 12 in my family and they are sorely missed. There is something in the commotion of small children that just brings life to a family...

Have a blessed day.

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3 comments:

Surviving said...

I'm looking forward to trying out the pattern when you have it finished.

You could always borrow my 6 year old for the summer. I'm sure it will cure your desire you a little one in the house. Or you could take all three for a little while (6, 3 & 10 months) LOL!!!

CeElle said...

Send 'em over! I would simply be in Heaven. ~ Tired... but in bliss. :)

hakucho said...

Love your newest cloth...a very bright and cheerful design!

My baby is 12, so I know how you are feeling. I get all teary eyed when I think about how fast my 3 boys have grown up and I am feeling so terribly old lately!!

Good thing we have our knitting...good distraction, right?

happy knitting :)