They are not so great to work on however if you are watching 24. 24 knitting doesn't work for me no matter how "mindless" the knitting is. I always end up with a bunch of knots. In my knitting and in my stomach. Especially when I am arguing with everyone else that Tony has not gone to the dark side. I believe in Tony. It's all a set-up. Tony is good. Trust me. I was the only one who believed he wasn't dead two seasons ago - and see - I was right. And I'm right about this too - I just know it.
But I digress....
Here are my completed dishcloths
I have always loved 'Day of the Week' things ever since I was a little girl and little girl panties were monogrammed with the day of the week. It suits my CDO tendencies I guess. And by the way CDO is OCD - in alphabetical order - as it should be.
Back to the dishcloths - I seem to be having a hard time focusing today. I plan to just leave mine stacked by the sink next to the soap decanter. That way I can grab a fresh one each morning. And because they are monogrammed it will make it easy to know if I am using a clean one each day.
I made mine out of organic cotton purchased from Knit Picks - my favorite online knitting store. They have awesome prices.
And the free pattern was downloaded from Jimmy Bean Wool online knitting store. They have spectacular yarn that I buy when I can't find what I want locally. I'm embarrassed to admit that I have turned into a bit of a yarn snob - but you can't beat knitting with good quality yarn in my opinion.
The monograms are done with a stitch called a Duplicate stitch. I thought they were knitted into the design but they aren't. You knit the whole dishcloth and then add the monogram. Directions for how to do it can be found here. And the edging is a very simple single crochet stitch. Easy peasy.
I'm going to keep knitting them so I have wedding gifts on hand. I think wrapped up with a little soap decanter they would make a charming gift. Knitting dishcloths is a great summertime project because they are small and you don't have heavy, warm blankets or sweaters sitting on your lap as you work.
So tonight I will continue to knit. Thankfully, it's not a 24 night so I will get something accomplished. And remember, Tony is good, Tony is good, Tony is good.....