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Friday, March 2, 2012

FO Friday -- Scrub a Dub Edition

Wow, it's been aaaaaaages since I got to take part in an FO Friday!  And now that Tink is opening all of her swap gifts, I have a little bit of a back up of FOs to Friday about.  Which is pretty awesome if you ask me.

This week...  Wash cloths!  One of the gifts I stuck in the box was spa-related:  a bar of pomegranate scented soap from a local soap maker (soapsmith?), and 2 knitted wash cloths.  I've had my eye on the Summer in Asheville pattern for ages, so I decided to dive in with a skein of Knit Picks Dishie in the pomegranate (total coincidence, honest) colorway.  I didn't look at the pattern much before diving in, becaue hey... it's a wash cloth.  Right?  Yeah, not so much.


It's also a 2-sided lace pattern which required a lot more concentration than I bargained for.  So we had a few false starts.  But in the end, we had a pretty, purple-y (much more wine-colored than this washed out picture) wash cloth, so yay.

Next up was Exfoliate!  A Dalek wash cloth, for all those Dr. Who fans out there.  I'd seen somewhere a reference Tink made to Dr. Who, so I figured it was a good bet.  Also, it looked easy.  Once again... not so much.  The pattern was easy enough, but all those stupid bobbles were enough to make my head spin.  Turns out they're not so fun to knit.  Who knew?


All in all, though, it turned out pretty well.  This one's also in Dishie, this time in the Flamingo colorway.  Just as an aside about the yarn... Awesome.  I'm not a fan of knitting with cotton, but this stuff is amazing.  It's really soft, the colors are great, and the price is comparable to the stuff you'd find at a big box craft store.  I'm glad I like it so much, because I accidentally ordered 5 skeins when I bought it.  Oops.

Pretty though, no?  I'm planning on knitting a small army of dish cloths for us, since the green Snoopy cloth sees tons of use in the kitchen. I'm sure I'll get right on that any minute now.  No, really.

In other news, and in case you missed it on Wednesday, there will be a Stitches West recap up at some point this weekend, complete with a few bad photos, a review of the epic pile-o-purchases (I had FUN!), and a giveaway of a skein of Madeline Tosh that I picked out just for you guys.  Because I love you.  So come back and enter, okay?   For now, go check out all the other FO fabulousness happening at Tami's blog today (ETA: and Fiber Arts Friday, too!).  There's tons of it!                                                                                                                                      

20 comments:

  1. Stop teasing me with this talk of a giveaway, I wanna enter for the madtosh already ;)

    The washcloths look fab, loved them on Tink's blog but that first one looks crazily complicated for a cloth!

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  2. I don't know if I would want to use those beautiful dishcloths...maybe have them out at parties? They are fabulous! I Love the colors of the new yarn too.

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  3. I love your wash cloths, the top one in particular. I know what you mean about thinking it will be easy and then it isn't. I had the same experience knitting some at Christmas.

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  4. I cannot wait to hear more about your trip to Stitches! You have patience for knitting washcloths that is for sure, I cannot do it anymore.

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  5. The first one is the most beautiful washcloths I've ever seen. WOW! You're making me want to go over to knitpicks right now and pick up some of that dishie!

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  6. Ooh, madtosh! I'm hoping to get to Stitches South next month.

    Love the wash cloths!

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  7. I like "soapsmith" myself. Very nice dishcloths. I haven't seen that yarn before - looks like it comes in a nice range of colours - I'll have to look out for it!

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  8. I wish I hadn't been in the middle of a sip of latte when I saw the Exfoliate washcloth....super fun, thanks for sharing!

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  9. Nice cloths, the first one really looks intricate and I so agree with cotton being hard to work on.

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  10. Your dishcloths are awesome! I'm not a Who fan, but I can appreciate a well-knit Dalek anyway, and the Summer in Asheville cloth---I could stare at that leafy-lacy-ness all day. Beauteous.

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  11. Just an FYI, there's another Dalek dishcloth out there that isn't so fiddly. I thought about making the one with the bobbles but then I found the other one :)

    Oh, and Dishie? Love it. I have several skeins of it (all in Tardis blue, of course. Er, I mean "Jay"). I might almost like it as much as I like my Lion Brand Cotton Ease (and I love LBCE).

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  12. Pretty washcloths! I just posted about Stitches - what a fun time! Can't wait to see your post and compare notes.

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  13. Your washcloths are lovely, can't wait to see your army! I'll be back for your SW12 report and giveway ;)

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  14. Um, did you say the words "giveaway" and "tosh" in the same sentence? I got a bit dizzy there for a second.
    I love the washcloths. They sound like they were part of a very lovely gift.
    Looking forward to hearing about Stitches!

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  15. I tried so hard to get the colours right in my pics but it was impossible! I've been using them already :)

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  16. Those wash cloths look lovely, almost too pretty to use!

    I'm so looking forward to reading your Stitches West recap, I want to see all the fun you had! Of course, I'm looking forward to your giveaway too :)

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  17. knitted dish cloths. hmmmmm. how long do they last?!!!!

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  18. Nice cloths. I really like the Ashville one. Gotta add that to my favs on Ravelry now. How do you "accidentally" order 5 skeins? LOL Sounds like a sneaky method of stash enhancement to me. Have a great weekend.

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  19. Love them both. And I thought I was the only one who had those accidents ;-)

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