Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Wednesday's Happenings


I'm so sorry for not posting regularly lately, I've been a bit under the weather.  I'm hoping that I'm coming around the bend though and will be back to my usual self soon.

I haven't felt like working on anything big, so I've been knitting some washcloths.  Since Valentine's Day is coming up, I bought Susan B. Anderson's Sweetheart Washcloth pattern and so far I've made two.  I hope to make a couple more.  They're so cute and it's a really great pattern.  I think my favourite part is the crochet border, it finishes it off perfectly.

I also knit up this week's dishcloth for my Dishcloth Challenge.  I picked a squirrel because I started it on Monday which was Squirrel Appreciation Day.  I thought it was appropriate and cute.

The pattern is Elaine Fitzpatrick's Oh Nuts! Cloth. 

I'm still working away on my WIPs and they're coming along well.  At the moment I only have two, since I finished a pair of socks off the list this afternoon for my Mom.  She really liked how colourful they were so I thought she should have them.

I used Patons Kroy Socks Stripes in Mexicala Stripes and just did a plain top-down vanilla sock with a short-row heel - my standard go-to pattern.  I think they will keep her toes nice and toasty, especially in this cold snap we are experiencing.

Well, that's all for today.  I think I will go and try to work on my crochet shawl for a while, it always cheers me up.  It's made out of Knit Picks Chroma in Lollipop, which I have to say is my favourite colour in that line.  If I was stuck on a deserted island and could only pick three things, I would take a ball of it along with a pair of knitting needles and a crochet hook and just make things and rip them out till my heart was content. I don't think I could ever get enough of this colourway.

Have a great Wednesday,


  1. The washcloths are cute! Susan is so clever. Your squirrel dishcloth made me smile. Is anything special done for squirrels in your area?
    Sorry to read you've been under the weather. I'm a bit too and finally have some time to sit in bad cuddled up under a down comforter and finally reading some blogs.

    1. Thanks! I agree, Susan always has the neatest ideas :) No, nothing special is done in our area for squirrels, they're pretty common around here. They're cute to look at though!
      I hope you getting to feeling better soon! Catching up on some blogs sounds like a good way to spend some down time :)

  2. Your post made me smile - when I was in college, a group of my friends and I made "Squirrel Appreciation Day" tshirts and wore them on said day. We had squirrels running rampant on campus and everyone always comments on the number they see running around. We also had a crazy friend who was intent on catching one (she never did, thank goodness...I'm sure she would have been bitten!)