Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Work in Progress Wednesday v.89

Holy cow, people!  It's been two whole weeks since I've been here to post.  That's definitely some sort of record, and one I'm not anxious to break.  I missed you guys!

All is well here.  Mr. Right and I decided to host a bunch of friends for Easter dinner, which was awesome and lots of fun.  Unfortunately, a few days later we decided to go on a 4-wheeling expedition...


with a bunch of his friends trekking for 4 days through the wilderness from the Colorado border into Moab, Utah on the Kokopelli trail


Super fun, but the combination of preparing for both knocked me out of commission for doing anything else (even knitting) over the last couple of weeks.


But now we're back, and normal life can resume... at least a little bit.  I didn't want desert dust on my Narragansett, so I couldn't take it as a trail project.  Boo.  I've managed to almost finish sleeve #1, and moving on to sleeve #2 any minute now.  Weird, but the sleeves are taking longer than the entire rest of the sweater.  No matter, our weather is still springy enough that I'll be able to squeak out a wearing or two before it gets too warm.

I did manage to get a bit of knitting done on the road, though.  I dove into the Dishie stash and came up with some awesome orange kitchen cotton that seemed destined to become a Yoshi wash cloth.  It's about half done now, and would be altogether finished if I could knit in a moving vehicle without barfing all over the place.  As it is, the dramamine and I could only manage to knit when we were stopped on the trail.  Pretty decent progress, considering.

And now, a wash cloth story (exciting, no?)...  a million or so years ago, I knitted a Snoopy wash cloth and blogged about my plans to knit an army of them to curtail our paper towel use.  I wasn't sure how it would work out, but lots of folks chimed in with encouraging words, which was very cool.  I haven't managed to squeak another of these out until now, but I gotta say, I love the heck out of that thing and I use it ALL the time.  It scrubs tile and cleans baseboards and mops up messes in the fridge (not all simultaneously, mind you.  I promise it gets laundered in between), like a champ.  And it still looks pretty good:

The moral of the story is:  Knitted wash cloths = Awesome.  You should make some.  But first, you should check out all the WIPW entries over at Tami's this week.  There are bound to be a zillion cool things happening over there.

You should check back in here too from time to time.  I'll have some fun news to share in the next couple of weeks (teaser alert!!), and I promise to start blogging on a more regular basis again.  Who wants to miss that?  Didn't think so.  See you soon.


PS.  Thanks for all the fun comments about the tree pictures!  Turns out it's a crabapple tree.  Go figure!


  1. Loving the desert pictures! I think that sleeves take longer too--they always seem to, even on kids sweaters. Yours is looking lovely! I LOVE knitted (or crochet) dish clothes, I used them all the time. I'm going to make a few more one of these days, but luckily my Grandma keeps me supplied!

  2. Great pictures, and it sounds like a lot of fun (even if there wasn't much knitting to be done!)

    I've started using knitted dishcloths, since Tink sent me some in a swap - I am definitely becoming a convert, despite my aversion to knitting with cotton!

  3. I entertained thoughts of knitted washcloths but I find them so tedious that I've made very few. The few I've made, them :)

  4. Ah! That four-wheeling looks fairly terrifying!! I'm quite sure I wouldn't be able to knit while riding like that! Love the lizard and the stunning view!! I promise I'm going to make a knitted washcloth soon. =)

    I did a small fist-pump that that WAS, indeed, a crabapple tree. =)

  5. I missed you last week! But what an adventure you have been on!! Great pics. I'm terrified of the lizard even in photo form.
    Your Narragansett just keep looking better and better. You are almost there now!
    I'm feeling the pull of the dishcloth. I haven't knit one in years!

  6. Gorgeous pictures. Your Narangasett looks great too! I find sleeves always take WAY more time than I think they should! You're almost there though!

  7. Looks like an amazing trip! And I love the orange washcloth, it's so cheerful!

  8. I've got a stash of cotton which is just crying out to become washcloths, just as soon I have finished making cushions. Thanks for reminding me.

  9. Great pictures! washclothes are great warm-weather knitting. :)