My first washcloth. I decided to do something with a lace pattern to give me more practice with increases, yarn-overs, and et cetra. I was pleased with how it came out. Made for Myr with (naturally) orange cotton yarn.
I still have to sew on the false buttons on the cuff, but otherwise this first glove is finished. Now to begin the second…
I really appreciate the comments… Turtlegirl, Cat, and Bron!
This glove, my first lace attempt, has really increased my respect for people who do complex lace. The cuff was the only really lacy part, but I had a very hard time keeping track of the pattern repeats in the sleeve section, and probably came close to knitting the entire thing twice, when you consider how many times I frogged the first section. I still have to block it today. I’m not used to having such an exciting social life, what with the Harlot’s book signing, then the Yarnaholics of Rock Hill on Wednesday, and my best friend’s birthday dinner tonight… and dinner out with other friends tomorrow! More activity than our usual two months.
I have until Tuesday evening to finish this pair of gloves, but it ain’t happenin’. I just finished the arm section of the first glove last night, after knitting for about 12 hours spread over 14 hours. My back and left hand are aching from a) sitting in one place for so long and b) grasping the work too hard. I know [knock wood] that I can finish the first glove today, and perhaps start on the wide lace section, but no way I’ll be ready for the Charlotte Knitting Guild meeting on April 1!
I’ll try to get a snapshot of the progress so far, but Myr has the camera with her in Atlanta, so that will be delayed a little!