After all the swatching last week I managed to get my design proposal mailed to Interweave Knits, all that is left now is to wait... I am in love with this idea, so even if it gets denied I will write the pattern anyway. After all that knitting, I really felt as if I should have something to show for it and needed a quick FO (or three).
FO 1: Ballband dishcloth (I plan to knit washcloths as a birthday gift to my sister. She has been asking for "one for each day of the week" after using one of mine to wash up after dinner here almost 6 months ago. I was a sweet sister and let her take home one of mine, now she really wants some of her own!)
FO 2: Fulled modified Twinkletoes. I knit a pair of these for The Girl Wonder back some time ago (I did not swatch and had gauge issues and thought the heel looked funny) and was not really happy with the outcome. I knit a pair this weekend with the intention of fulling them. Again I decided to live dangerously and not swatch. I cast on for the child size on size 8 needles and Cascade Ecological Wool. I love this wool, it is not soft enough for next to the skin wear but is great to knit with, has a wonderful woolly odor (for all you yarn sniffers out there) and not to mention has awesome yardage. My new favorite!
Shit, I had them in the washer while I was writing this post and now they are too small! Waaaaa! They are only a smidgen too small, but too small none the less. Anyone have a cute little lady in their life that might want them? They are all yours for the cost of shipping. They are 7.5 inches toe to heel. Leave me a comment or send me an email and the first person that wants them can have them. I am planning to attach the strap with a bit of elastic and add a button to finish them.
FO 3: Urchin. First off, let me say I think Ysolda is amazing and I am secretly jealous of her amazing talent at such a young age. I printed this pattern the day I saw it because I knew I wanted to knit it. I knit mine on size US 13 needles with Bernat Galaxy (this is such a strange yarn, I bought it when I first started knitting, with the intention of knitting a scarf with it- never happened). I knit the largest size even though I have a smallish head. I ended up working a row of single crochet around the brim to keep it from stretching too much and to tidy up the garter edge. I thought the pattern was interesting and pretty easy, but I am not so sure about this FO. Perhaps I'm not a beret kinda gal, perhaps it is the fact that if you saw a pile of this yarn cast aside you just might think it was a pile of cat vomit. Should I be caught in public in this hat?
I have also managed to crochet another section of the Babette Blanket I have been working on. I just might show this little project some love this week and see how much I can get knocked out.
That's all for now!