05 September, 2008

Very small dishrag. Possibly even wee and tiny.

Wee Tiny Dishrag

This very small dishrag was a gift for Emily, she of Dish Rag Tag and Wee Tiny Sock Swap fame. Emily knows how to jazz up a knitalong. I never thought I'd have so much fun knitting a little pink sock, or a big blue dishrag for that matter.

The dishrag above is about 4 cm (1.5 inches) square. I took the photo with a set of antique wooden toy dishes that fit inside that wooden apple. The teacups are only about 1 cm (.5 inch) tall. Those dishes are probably my oldest toy, and have been much loved and played with. The only lost part is the lid of the teapot.

The dishrag pattern is a mini version of the Elmore-Pisgah ballband dishcloth. I used a 15 stitch cast-on. It's made of Hazel Knits artisan sock wool in Natural and Greenlake.

01 September, 2008

High C

The Sock Knitters Anonymous Ravelry forum started our new year of sock challenges today. September's challenge is orange yarn and/or a pattern by Cookie A. I've had a skein of Hazel Knits artisan sock "high ocTANG" burning up my stash for months, so I'm knitting it up in the "Spring Forward" pattern. I've seen Spring Forward knit up in many colors and they've all looked good; it's one of those lucky patterns.

There has been some long-winded discussion on the forum about what exactly counts as orange yarn. Nobody could doubt that high ocTANG is orange, but just in case, I took a snap of it in my fruit bowl, next to some real oranges.

High C Socks