Sunday, April 22, 2007

Oh, Its Just a Dishcloth!

How many times have you heard that before, if you knit dishcloths? Either, why are you wasting time knitting something to wash dishes? I admit, I was of that mindset before I found what great patterns were available for them, and how they were generally one of those satisfying FO projects, or a good break in between a bigger project. Or, from the more 'seasoned' knitter (read: snobby) I've had my little dishcloths dismissed as too basic, boring. I've learned so much by participating in the Monthly Dishcloth KAL in the year since I joined, I thought this mid-month would be a piece of cake. Well, let me tell you, this pretty little dishcloth nearly kicked my knitting butt! I was humbled by this pattern. As if it were saying...oh, you think you're ready for a complicated lace pattern? I'll show you complicated! And did it ever. I started with a variegated yarn, went along fine though day 1, even made peace with the dreaded P2togtbl, and then dropped a stitch on day #2. It was a YO and I knew that wasn't going to be good. So, I frogged it, and grabbed a solid from the stash basket. I knit, and don't you know, dropped another yarn over. Frogged again. Started again. Had the wrong stitch counts many times, tinked back, knit over. Fought with that P2togbtbl over and over, but found a rememdy.
Rinse and Repeat. (you get the idea here) I was not going to be beaten by this cloth. I kept at it. Although it put up a good fight, I finished.
It really turned out lovely, don't you think?

9 comments:

MamaShea said...

Great Job :)Its very pretty
and Kudos for sticking with it
I frogged mine 7 times lol

CeElle said...

A great job! I am a bit late, but I stand warned when I finally start this KAL... don't drop the YO!

Lindy said...

It's beautiful! That's my favorite color. :)

Canuckooky said...

It's gorgeous Nancy!! GREAT JOB!! And Congratulations on your Stick-To-It-ivness!!! WOOOT! It TRIED to kick your knittin butt but you persevered and WON the battle!!

Hugs
Alli

Carol said...

Dishcloths are the PERFECT way to experiment with new stitches! Don't let anyone tell you otherwise... oh, I guess you don't! ;)

Loomin Granny said...

Your cloth turned out beautifully Nancy,way to go!!
I had a devil of a time with mine too lol but I won the battle finally.

hakucho said...

It is beautiful! Challenges are a good thing, right? I just finished mine last night...I'm a bit behind!

happy knitting :)

katomliz said...

I am very impressed. Your cloth turned out beautiful!I did the same thing but evnetually did not continue. Having both my parents in different hospitals made my concentration and frustration levels off. This one was a real challenge!!

carole said...

I love the color. I think that lace patterns look best in solids... having said that I did mine in varigated and gave it to a friend that I also gave a pattern that kicked my knitting butt as well in (andi's snowy drops from the mid Dec kal) I'll do this one for me in a solid when I'm bored....