Thursday, May 15, 2008

Dallas

On the way to Dallas my mom read me the pattern and I whipped up a "C" washcloth (bride's initial), finishing it just before arriving. I would have finished it somewhere around the halfway point except I dozed. Car rides are good for naps. Anyway, there would have been plenty of time to get a good way into a "D" cloth (groom's initial) except we hit Dallas stop & go traffic and that made me nauseous all on its own, so I had to put the knitting down. It was sad. And then I decided knitting at the wedding might be considered rude, so I didn't do it. I did manage to finish the "D" the next morning while we were visiting with my dad's cousin and his wife (bride's parents) and get all the little ends on all the cloths nice and tucked in (I took a couple of the nice self striping orange, brown, cream I had already in my dishcloth stash) and make a nice little pile of washcloths to leave as my wedding present. :-) And then I totally forgot to take pictures! And the C & D cloths were really cool with cream centers and chocolate brown borders (go me, with the colorwork, which I almost never do). I did them that way because the dishes they registered for are the same dishes I have except in brown instead of blue. They have a dark ring on the outside and fade to lighter in the middle. :-) I also, moron that I am, forgot to take a care card to attach to the dishcloths, so I told the bride's mom that they should just throw them in the washer and drier like any other washcloth. Hopefully they get the memo. And hopefully they use them. I get irritated when people tell me dishcloths are too nice to use. Grrr. Ok, I guess I better get ready for work!

5 comments:

shelley said...

Just when I was going to ask where the car trip went...
Did you crochet the border? I always thought that would be a quick way to do it for you crocheters.
OK, no creativity from me this AM. I overslept 'til 7:40 (doesn't Rob see me get up at 7:15 every day?) when my old college roommate woke me up with a call. Just like the old days....
and, like the old days, I've been knitting dishcloths--of random scrap dc cotton and mixing in non-scrap because I like the colors with it. Cool. I really do need to learn how to knit in ends as I go.

Knit-O-Matic said...

I actually knit the border intarsia. Or some modified version of it. Whatever it was, it worked.

I totally need to learn to knit in ends as I go too! I HATE weaving in ends. Grrrrr.

Susan said...

Trouble w/ my acct...sorry if this is duplicate! Wud u share ur patterns for peace sign cloth & peace sign in heart cloth?? Also, what KALs do u belong to to get such darling patterns?!!? Luv ur work!! Thanks, Suzy

Knit-O-Matic said...

Susan, I believe I got the patterns from knittingpatterncentral.com I know that the heart one was called "Peace in my Heart." The other one I'm pretty sure was just called peace sign.

Susan said...

Shoot...no such luck!! The patterns weren't there!! I'll keep searching!! Have a happy week!! THanks!!