Monday, October 09, 2006
Is That A Wagon With A Band On It I See?
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. 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.