This is my update on the yarn along. It’s also a chance to tell you I’m making a new “super easy, use up some yarn you probably already have” pattern. Any guesses which is the washcloth and which is the failure? Right.
I was all happy and possibly a bit cocky last week about how I was practically finished with my beautiful Malabrigo Ravelry Red fingerless gloves from the Erika Knight book, Simple Knitting. (On a side note, can they be gloves if there are no fingers?) Well, it turns out Simple isn’t easy enough for those of us with tendencies to be distracted. I don’t know exactly what I did, but my “oh it will all work out attitude” that generally serves me well in a lot of areas, didn’t pan out for me here. The gloves are too big. And, one of them is more too big than the other. I mentioned before that I liked the two-at-a-time method for knitting gloves, mittens, socks, actually anything that comes in pairs that you’d like to resemble each other… this is why. Two different sizes.
See? Baggy. So, now what? I don’t want to undo everything from the wrist up. I’m hoping that someone reading is a knitting genius or, better yet, knitting genie. Is there any other way? If not, I do love the yarn and would be willing to do it again if I absolutely have no other option. Before I do that, though, I’d love a little feedback… preferably the kind with the quick and easy solution!
So, on to part two of my post. I’m creating a mindless project to use up some bits of cotton I have around. I think we know that mindless is good for me following the fingerless gloves debacle I’ve got going on. I haven’t let myself start my beautiful scarf yet. I’m withholding it until my gloves fit…tough of me, isn’t it? I’m allowed to start this washcloth thing, though, because it’s clearly a quick and less desirable project and it’s using up yarn I already have while making use of a Christmas present my son gave me… the Interweave Knits Daily Calendar. Each day there’s a brand new swatch pattern. Yay!
The pattern I’ve chosen for making my washcloth is a modification of one called “Crocus Buds.” It has a wonderful bumpy texture that is perfect for a washcloth. It’s a quick pattern and as soon as I have one knit up, I’ll post the pattern as a free PDF download. So, be sure and check back or just sign up to follow this blog so you know whenever a new post happens (you can sign up at the top right if you’re on a computer or, probably toward the bottom of the page if you’re on a mobile device). Anyway, yay, FREE!