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Friday, April 20, 2007

Finished Object Friday: Dragon Scales Washcloth

The Wine and Roses Mitts aren't finished, but I am working on the last several rounds on the first one.

The dragon scales washcloth is finished, though. I finished it on Wednesday, which was a big day for accomplishments in our house. Jerome managed to figure out crawling and sitting up on his knees that day, also. I probably could have done another half a repeat, but I was ready for it to be finished, so I did my six rows of garter st and bound off. Here is picture of it with the rest of the gift basket in our west window.

I'm sending this along with a jar of my homemade blackberry lime jam, peanut butter cup cookies, chex mix and cinnamon nuts to someone as a care package. I would tell you who it is, but she reads my blog occasionally, and I'd like to surprise her.

Working with the linen was as much of a pain as everyone says it is. Slightly better than cotton, but still tough on my hands. It is so much nicer to be working with the alpaca on the mitts. There is nothing like a linen washcloth or towel, though, and it softens up so much when it is washed.

Anyway, here is the information about the washcloth:

The pattern is the Dragon Scales Washcloth from Knitter's Stash. I used Louet Sportweight Linen and size 3 needles. I didn't change anything about the pattern, except for possibly stopping about three quarters of an inch sooner. This would have been a really quick knit, if I could have stood working with the linen for decent stretches of time. It probably took me six hours of actual knitting time, but it took me about a month to do it. I think it is worth it, and I have another skein of linen, in white, that I'm planning on using for a seed st stripe washcloth for myself. Sometime after my hands have a chance to recover.

Now this part is mostly because I've been wishing for a reason to post a Mr. Linky for some time. Please share what you have finished this week. Your Finished Object(s) can be knit, crocheted, sewn, quilted, tatted, beaded, papercraft, woodwork or any other kind of craft. Show off what you have made! Please make sure you link to the exact post that shows your finished item(s) rather than just to your blog. I hope I get some takers. I won't always have a finished object to post on a Friday, but I will try to always have a Mr. Linky up, so you can showcase your work to other crafters.

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Hi there. I couldn't help but post to your Mr. Knitty since I *just* took and posted knitting photos for the first time last night. :-)
I'm very much a novice knitter -- 100% knit stitches so far because I haven't learned how to purl yet. (I was going to try this afternoon but couldn't get the instructional video at knittinghelp.com to work and now I'm running late for a non-knitting obligation. Funny how life gets in the way of knitting ;-)
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