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!