Saturday, March 21, 2009

Yay for Tulips!

When your current dishcloth looks like this:

After once looking like this:'s really that light after being bleached so many times. I realized it was time to knit some more dishcloths and what better pattern for Springtime than Tulips?

Supposedly this pattern knits in about an hour, not me. Here's how much I got done in an hour:

This just goes to show how truly slow a knitter I am. In my defense, I was knitting at an SnB (lots of visiting) and I did add a 4 row garter stitch border on all sides.

I was able to finish 3 dishcloths which did knit much faster at home when I was on Spring Break.

Yarn: Lily Sugar'nCream from stash
Needles: US 7

My notes:
I added a 4 row/stitch border on all sides. The yellow was made with 23 +8 border sts and the purple/green 31 +8 border sts. I preferred the bigger size.

Another great Spring Break knitting event was being able to get together with some of my knitterly friends while Janna was in town.

Knitting + Good Friends + Coffee/Goodies = Happy Knitters!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Boxy Break

When your Spring Break is cold and rainy.

You spend a lot of time indoors...
I decided to spend a good amount of my indoor time de-cluttering and organizing. I may or may not have gone a little overboard.

I gathered and organized Sophie's meds and our meds.

Our spice cabinet was a nightmare, so I spent some time organizing it too. Not only are my spices in alpha order, but I created a special spice box for DH who goes nuts trying to find spices to make his signature recipes. I just put the spices he uses most often in his own little container.

I spent time organizing/cleaning out the closet in the guest bedroom. I had to giggle when DH was checking my progress and noted two tubs of yarn and exclaimed, "You have THAT much yarn??!!" Little does he know I have actually more than TWICE that!!

I still have even more yarn strewn throughout the house.

Not all boxes are used for organizing. Some contain goodies!

Say "Hello" to my little friends....

There's also been knitting.....but more about that in my next post...