So, I am knitting a wonderful dishcloth. It says "Knit On"; I say "Knit On!" a lot. So, I started this dishcloth a while ago. I put it down to do some mittens and to work on other things I had already started.
I picked it up yesterday to finish it. I mean, I could have finished it in one day, but I enjoy dragging my knitting out forever and ever. Obviously! So, I am knitting along, and I decide to look at the entire cloth and see how the words are coming out. Ahhhh!! No!!! I can't believe I did this.
The part that says on is good, but the knit is backwards and looks like crap-o-la! I skipped a row or something. Here's a lovely picture of both sides of the cloth. Of course, that is after I crumpled it all up and yanked the needles out, and crumpled it more and threw it across the room, all while swearing at myself.
So, on to something better. I started a different dishcloth. An easier one, because apparently right now, knit, purl, whatever is too much for me.
Here is a cute picture out of one of my favorite Christmas books. It is called A Gift From The Lonely Doll by Dare Wright . My mom would get this book from the library for me every Christmas and we'd read it.
The really neat thing is that she would get this exact book. The librarian gave me the book when that old library closed. Is that cool, or what? It was this little village library. I took the kids there until it closed. The place was so small, that the library card with my name from when I was little was still there!
This little doll, Edith, lives with some bears, and she wants to knit Mr. Bear a muffler. Little Bear is not very supportive. He tells her that she doesn't know how to knit. The book shows her buying wool, and how she has to wind the skeins into balls. The scarf turns out way too long, but she turns it into three scarves. One for Mr. Bear, and two for Mr. Bear's cousins that they go spend the holidays with. It even shows her dropping a stitch and ripping out a few rows to fix a mistake. I love how they have her hiding the muffler from Mr. Bear and knitting in secret. The pictures are dolls and teddy bears posed. So cute!
I never did like that Little Bear. He doesn't get a scarf at the end. Probably because he was always putting down Edith's knitting!
I guess I'd better go make some calls, and pay some bills, and stuff. Then, I'm going to go knit!