Thursday, February 16, 2012

late winter knitting

With Spring now seeming not so very far off,
as much knitting as possible is
being done at random moments during the day
and while sitting in front of the fire
in the evening.
Zimmerman pattern, that I was working on
are finally finished...
{ on Ravelry here }
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They are thick and warm;
perfect for house socks or as an
extra layer inside my mud boots
when walking the dog or gathering eggs.
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I thought some new dishcloths would be nice
since the old ones are quite faded
and ready to move on to floor or
wall scrubbing...


...so I've been working on some dishcloths with simple
stripes...just stockinette with a garter
stitch border...

I've also started a shawl,
by Laura Chau.
It's knitting up quickly,
a simple stitch pattern--more stockinette
and garter stitch,
with some fingering weight yarn,
{especially enjoyable with some glazed
blackberry coffee cake}...


Lastly, I decided to recycle an old sweater--one
of the first I ever knit--and make something
I would like better,


A perfect way to spend the end of winter,
I think.
~
Deb

29 comments:

  1. It ALL looks lovely. Especially the cake. :)

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  2. I love the socks!

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  3. Thanks for remindeing me, it is the end of winter...6 projects to finish before it gets warm! I'm decorating my own country kitchen and those dish clothes are beautiful...do I dare start something else? Thank you for all of the inspiration!!

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    1. The dishcloths do knit up quick, and if you're like me, it's hard to say no to starting a new knitting project :)...Deb

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  4. I still didn't get to knitting or tatting this winter (well, tried my hand at tatting, still would like to work on that some)
    making some socks would be great! Maybe I could crochet some with the time left.
    It is already starting to stay light here a tad bit later and a bit warmer-- so I'm almost done with all that. But still I'd like to...
    bit of a flighty comment-- just thinking outloud here on your little blog.
    your dish cloths look wonderful and your socks look comfy-- do you find that the knit socks are more comfortable than crocheted ones?

    take care- Pat

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    1. Pat, thanks for sharing your projects & thoughts! I can't compare knit socks to crocheted as I've never tried crocheting any...Deb

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  5. I am a new knitter--could we get a pattern for the dishcloths and where do you find the bulk yarn? Love your blog and your decorating style!!

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    1. Susan, I'm working on posting the pattern. Thanks for your comment ...Deb

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    2. I'm so glad you are going to post! I grabbed a cone of white cotton at Joann's today -- our new store grand opening at 50% + 10% off!

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  6. You are so right, it is the perfect way to end the winter!

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  7. You've been a very busy knitter! I love your new socks! Your dishcloths are so cute. I like the colors and stripes. It's hard to believe we're nearing the end of winter because it seems we've hardly had one this year. We've had cold but hardly any rain.

    Have a great weekend and happy knitting.

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  8. I don't know where you find the time....everything looks lovely as usual, you are very talented. I have bookmarked your french journal in my to do list, I am going to make a gardening journal with it....Deb

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  9. Anonymous6:55 PM

    What an inspirational post! I want to get out my knitting too. It's a cold and rainy day here (Seattle), and it is the perfect weather for knitting! Lovely post. Thank you! Michelle

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  10. "cool,calm & collected" , or is it rather a "serenity" that shines through cyberspace? Well, that is the feeling I get when I read your blogposts and view your photos. Thank you for sharing your heart and thoughts.

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  11. laureld@optonline.net4:33 PM

    I have been knitting dishcloths for friends and working up your waffle cloth in their "custom" kitchen color combos. I have been using Peaches and Creme Lily cotton yarn - I have Micheal's and Joann's stores as sources for yarn. Where do you get the big spools of yarn? Is it all cotton?

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    1. The big cone of yarn is Lion Brand 'Kitchen Cotton' in Natural -- it is 100% cotton/16 oz/755yds. I buy it at Joann Fabrics when I have a 40% coupon...Deb

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  12. Hi Deb,
    Mum and I are knitters. Mum is 95 and knits squares all year round for charity blankets.Mum has kept all our family (including grand-children) in knits for many years.Now squares are all she does...but, she enjoys knitting them for the 'babies' anywhere they are needed. I sew them up for her.
    Me..well ..I don't do clothes or anything practical. I knit toys and 'things'...I like to play around with knitting.
    Enjoy your Blog
    God Bless
    Barb from Australia

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  13. Tea, cake and knitting! perfect!

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  14. Such an inspiring post ... I love your finished socks and think I might make a pair for my Mom, she would love them and they look cozy :)

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