Friday, October 26, 2007

Little projects

I finally got around to making my sock blockers - following the tutorial from Little Sesame Knits.



Two plastic table mats will make 4 blockers. All for £1.58. Bargain!
I tested them with my Harvest Sock Swap sock. It looks very nice now it's blocked . I have the goodies ready to put into the package and it will be on its way across the Atlantic in the morning.



I may have developed a crush on washcloths/dishcloths. I must admit I didn't really see the appeal, but I've made a few as gifts this week in preparation for Halloween. They are very satisfying as they knit up ever so quickly - usually in the space of one TV drama. I've been using a few balls of Calmer, which seems like a real extravagance, but there aren't enough to make anything substantial and the purple colour is perfect for Halloween.

Can you see the bat on this one? Tell me it does look like a bat...

4 comments:

Betty said...

Gill - I just love reading your blog. I recently got interested in dishcloths too where before I would just pass by that type of cotton to use in knitting. I wanted to let you know there is a group in Yahoo that is getting ready to swap dishcloths beginning in January you might be interested in joining. From reading someone else's blog I found a great designer of cloths who has reasonable prices - it is located at
http://harvestmoondesigns.blogspot.com/. I have no affiliation with Schaefer Designs except as a satisfied customer. I like her flag and aloha designs. You can buy single patterns, groupings, or a CD with over 80 patterns. I know there are so many free on the internet but these intrigued me and their purpose seems to be very generous. Let me see your future dishcloths as they develop on your blog and mention where their patterns are (where is the bat located - and that purple is so beautiful). Aloha - and have a great weekend. Betty

Barbara-Kay said...

Oh, indeed, a royal purple bat!

rho said...

I love the bat! and the sock blockers - I may have to check that out and try it too.

Yarn Devil said...

Very cool Bat! Love it!