24 June 2018

Sometimes All You Really Want Is a Quickie

OK, get your minds out of the gutter.  ;-)  I'm talking about something else entirely, related to knitting.

You know the feeling when you are making progress on your projects, but it feels like forever since you actually finished something?  I was feeling this way later in the week, because the two projects I'm knitting are moving along well enough, but not really quickly.  I thought I would start something else, but it had to be small.  The problem is, the patterns I thought I'd use were not ones I had printed out and our home printer is currently having issues.  Sigh.

But then some Sugar and Cream yarns I'd bought on a recent trip to A.C. Moore caught my eye.  They had been two for a dollar, and a lot of them were in summery colors.  But one in particular seemed like a really good idea.  I also decided to use a basic mitered square pattern, like the one used for the Coziest Memory Blanket, and which I have memorized.

I grabbed a pair of size 9 needles, cast on 50 stitches, and got started.  About an hour later, I was finished.

And now our kitchen will have something in it for the Fourth of July.  It was a nice feeling to just get something completed, finished, done, whatever you want to call it. 

I may even make another.  :-)


Tired Teacher said...

Nice job - I love how the yarn striped on this dishcloth. It's definitely patriotic

Vera said...

Cute! Hope your vacation was relaxing!

Nance said...

Ditto. I've been knitting "decrease" dishcloths like it's my job lately. My mitred square blanket is now so heavy and cumbersome that it's not a good Summertime Knit. And Scrubby and Sugar n Cream yarns have been discounted lately around here, too. I'm keeping everyone in dishcloths.

Kim in Oregon said...

I need to do more of those, as we seem to go through them so quickly!

Wanderingcatstudio said...

I totally understand what you mean! Sometimes a quickie is just the thing!

Marjorie Barks said...


I have been working on the Wilshire shawl by Dee O'Keefe and I am fairly certain I have frogged more stitches than I have knit. I have definitely stopped watching "Death in Paradise" during the knitting (except on the purl rows).

It's nice that someone somewhere has a finished object.

Jeannie Gray Knits said...

Love your patriotic dish cloth! Thanks for the idea. I have a drawer full of inexpensive cottons that I'd planned to use for dish clothes but.... garter squares were way to boring and anything patterned seemed like too much work for a cheap-yarn-dish cloth. But I love knitting mitered squares. Can't believe I never thought of that before. Doh!

Araignee said...

So clever!!!! And perfect for July!