Sorry I haven't posted all week, but it's done. The damn thing is done. And it's fabulous, but my hands have done plumb wore out.
In less than a week, I knitted a 29"x60" bath sheet and a set of two 11-1/2" x 18-1/2" cutlery holders/placemats (for picnics). You should see the tan lines around my arms from sitting in a lawn chair (either Tuesday or Wednesday, the last day it was sunny and hot), on the sidewalk in front of my building knitting my fingers off (and you know I had the radio blaring Hot 97, right?). Three hours straight, with the sun beaming on me. It was fab.
My profile for the DIY Network (that's Do It Yourself) on Saturday went good. I wasn't too nervous, and–hopefully–my current passion for summer knitting shown through. Now I'll put it in God and the Ancestors hands, and see what happens. If anything, it inspired me to put together some great samples for my beginner friends.
Knitting, much more than Crochet, tends to be thought of as a fall and wintertime activity. But there are some really cute projects that are stress free and grant instant gratification. I know a lot of folk are scared to use Cotton, but you don't have to be. Aluminum or metal needles will handle your fiber quite nicely. And remember, the key to any good outcome is swatching, got that?
Check it out.
The knitted bath sheet is Casco Bay Bulky Chenille from Halcyon Yarns.
The knitted picnic set is Casco Bay Worsted from the same co. Both yarns are Cotton. I'll have pattern info up very soon.
The towel is not a finger buster. I had to knit at record speed, but if you knit a color block a day (about two TV shows, or a couple of audio CD's) you can be drying yourself off or sitting on the beach in about 14 days.
The picnic set is a week. One cone gives you a set of 4. For details concerning treatment and gauge and all that good stuff, check SwatchOut.
See ya'. I'm resting till Wednesday.