Thursday, May 15, 2008

"B" Dishcloth

I knitted this one for my grandson, Bryson. I still haven't got the hang of how to take a picture of the dishcloths. The lettering just doesn't show up for me even though in person the letter "B" on this one really stands out. I blocked this after someone on one of my groups suggested it and it does make a difference. Next time I will also use smaller needles (another suggestion) and see if that helps. I think the picture taking is a trial and error thing or maybe it is my camera (yes, that's it I will blame it on the camera). LOL


Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Welcome Dishcloths

I have finally figured out how to upload an image - yeah me :o)

This was a KAL done in one of my yahoo groups Rachels_Knitting_Room.
I know you can't read the center of these dishcloths but they do have welcome in the center. I did one with a set of circular needles (green) and one with bamboo straights (peach). I had never changed colors before and it was the first time I have ever used circulars. I wanted to see which I would like better the circs or the straights. Most definitely the circulars (they are KnitPicks' Harmony Wood). I don't think I did too bad of a job for a newbie.

~Kim *Ü*

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Am I doing this right?

I decided to set up this blog today while I was at home alone (that is something that rarely happens around here) since youngest son and family are gone-they live with us-which can make our house a little crazy sometimes. Who am I kidding it is crazy most of the time!

This blogging thing has me stumped. (I am really an idiot at this! I was told by friends that it is a breeze to set up Ha!) Any hoot, I thought I would join all the other knitters that keep blogs after all I read theirs and enjoy them it just seemed like the thing to do.

I am learning how to knit and I think I am only becoming proficient at frogging but that is another story (sigh). After accomplishing the two basic stitches I joined a couple yahoo groups that focus on knitting and do monthly dishcloth KALs (it stands for knit-alongs). Thinking that small projects would be best and doing the repetitive knit and purl(and frogging!) does seem to help plus you get a cool cloth in the end :o) I tried to do one of their mid-month KALs (too advanced at least for me I just didn't get it). I got so frustrated from frogging that I gave up and decided I may be stuck doing KP for the rest of my life.

I did get my invite to Ravelry ~ I am lavladybug ~ I love that place I think you could spend hours there and really not see everything. If you belong add me to your friends list!

I hope to finish one of the KALs before the weekend. My first FO! Yea! It is actually 2 because I decided to do one on straight needles and one on circulars to see which I liked better. I will let you know when I finish what works best for me. I am behind on most of them...

Zoe is barking that means the kids are home and I really should go since I am just rambling...'til next time. Oh geesh, I hope I have done this right.

~Kim *Ü*