Monday, October 09, 2006

Is That A Wagon With A Band On It I See?

Mason-Dixon Ballband Dishcloth Yup. I finally succumbed to the power that is the Ballband Dishcloth. I resisted for a long time, but my resolve was not as strong as my resistance to the New Kids On The Block back in the day. As soon as I saw that first cut out from Teen Beat magazine on a friend's wall, I decided I would never be a fan. And I never was. (Though I will admit to having a poster of Joey taped to the back wall of my closet for a short period of time. He was a cutie.) But I needed to find an appropriate pattern for duel-colored dishcloth for my mother for Christmas. (No, she's not just getting a dishcloth, I promise.) I pondered doing a Garterlac dishcloth, or another 3 And 1 Checked Cloth (which I will) but finally decided that the ballband cloth was exactly what this yarn called for. Duh, it's Sugar 'n Creme, of COURSE it calls for a dishcloth pattern, but I needed to show off the Salt 'n Pepper as best I could. My Mom's kitchen is Black and White and when I found this colorway I knew I had to buy some to make dishcloths for my mom. She'll probably use it as a doily to shove under her coffeemaker or something, but at least it'll match her kitchen. I have one and some balls of the Salt 'n Pepper and one and most balls of the black left. So, after a 3 and 1, I may end up doing a Garterlac with two colors. I can see it. The starting triangles would be black, then the next row of squares salt 'n pepper, then black, and so on. *sigh* In sock news, I thought you'd like to see a progress pic of my Diamante sock in Black Bunny Fibers "Citrus" Colorway. The Yarn Formerly Known As Diamante Yeah, the pattern was great but the yarn was not loving it. I've finally learned a lesson. After much thought, I decided this yarn was not meant to be Diamante. Diamante needs a solid yarn. You see, I'd joined the Hop-a-Long and wound my yarn a while back. I'd pondered knitting it up into RPM but really wanted to knit Diamante. I should have gone with my initial instinct. I think it would have worked. But I'll doing neither with this yarn. I think Wendy's Generic Feather and Fan sock pattern is what this yarn is calling out to be. So, after finishing up another Christmas Gift, I'll start anew with this yarn. I think Mamma would be proud.

18 comments:

Bezzie said...

Love the cloth, love the post title!

Donna said...

Yep. I think Feather and Fan would be just the trick for that yarn.

Adam said...

Good to see that you finally came to your senses like the rest of us mindless ball-band drones.

Oh, and I added the ring code, so you don't have to leave grumpy comments on my blog anymore :)

trek said...

Laughing hysterically.

Knit Mongrel said...

I loved NKOTB. Seriously. Had all the albums, and can still do the dance. Sadly, I just realized that I also remember a lot of the words to their songs. Now I have to go do something cool to redeem myself.

Love the citrus yarn, by the way. Totally lickable.

cpurl17 said...

It's a cool dishcloth. Maybe someday I'll knit one. What's worst than being on the bandwagon--cuz that's me.

roxy ^-o-^ said...

I love dishcloths, and yours has just insppired me to get hopping on my holiday knitting LOL


Joe from NKOTB?

Bleck.


Hee!


xoxoxo
Anne

mf said...

I love the ballband dishcloth!

Zonda said...

Well, great minds think alike! LOL! I just got some of this friday to use with the leftover black from the upcoming MDC KAL! Sorry about your sock..I *cough* need to get making some ballbands...um..the yarn is there, matched up and ready to go!

Michelle said...

wow.. that's a lot of cotton yarn.. I may have to try one of those soon. I'm probably one of the few knitters left who has never made a dishcloth..

Batty said...

I want, want, want those pot holders. They are the reason I'm eventually going to buy the Mason Dixon book. I love your black and white version!

OldLadyPenPal said...

I made one of those for my sister but ended up giving it to my grandmother, since I'm too lazy to go to the post office and mail it to Detroit. Cool colors!

Rain said...

Oooh fab cloth, it will look great in a b&w kitchen.

Love the yellow yarn so I can't wait to see it worked up, whatever it ends up as.

DomesticOverlord said...

The 'Ballband Dishcloth' pattern is in a book. Phooey! I didn't know I liked it untl I saw your just now but I don't want to buy a whole book!

So what book am I ordering?

Oh, and I tried to fix my template but blogger had a fit. Twice. I'm going to give it another go today and see if it won't actually DO it this time.

OldLadyPenPal said...

Ok, duh. 24 hours later I get it. Wagon with a band? Bandwagon?

Sometimes I embarrass myself.

tocspaw said...

Joey, eh? For me it was Dolph Lundgren (from Rocky IV). Blush.

Sarah said...

Cute!

Good gifts, for sure.

Hugs to my Turtle loving girl!

skhpottery said...

Hello from WNC. I too am going to have to get the Mason Dixon book. My LYS doesn't carry it and I really want to look through first. Maybe I'll check it out at Charlotte Yarn on my next visit to the city. I love the black and white.

Sarah