Monday, November 17, 2008

Knitting Progress and Finishes!

So, I have been knitting...and I truly enjoy it! So far, I have just been making scarves and dish cloths. Above is the basic dishcloth pattern. In the picture below...I did a pattern made up by Deb at Homespun Living. It is a waffle knit pattern! HERE is the link to her tutorial! I really love the look of it although, it does take me a bit longer to knit than the basic dishcloth does! :) You do knitting and purling in it. I like knitting better than purling...but using the two together at times does make a really beautiful pattern!

And here is my knitting progress so far on another dishcloth! .....

Over time, I hope to learn how to knit more things, like hats and socks and slippers and such! I am just taking it one step at a time! :) I really really enjoy it! :)

Today we have snow and freezing temps! Brrrr! I was hoping to be able to stay in our warm cozy home...but unfortunately I have to run a few errands today. Oh well....I will look forward to coming home to a warm and cozy house when I am done! :) Hope you all have a wonderful Monday! Thanks for coming by! xoxo


  1. It's cold and snowy in Illinois too!! It's time to hibernate. =)

    Enjoy your day!

    God bless,

  2. Hi Katy,

    You're doin' just great with your knitting!! :)

    Stay warm!


  3. We've only had flurries here but boy is it cold! Love seeing all the things that you knit.

    Have a great day!

  4. Katy~
    Your dishcloths are looking awesome!
    One of these days I will have my daughter teach me to knit!
    I believe it can be truly addicting and relaxing.

  5. I thought of you this weekend. I saw some really snazzy knitted items and thought how you'd be making them before long! Stay warm--I think it's cold out everywhere right now!

  6. Wonderful work.
    My Mom gave me some yarn on Friday. And I used that video you did to finger knit. Of course I had to teach Kate because she saw me do it. :)
    Thanks for sharing.

  7. Hi Katy,
    It looks like you are on a roll, and the dishcloths look great! Happy Knitting!

  8. love it!! I wish I could knit, but I can't!! Now it's time for YOU to open an etsy.... what do ya say???

  9. I know I have said this before, but knitted dishrags (and crocheted ones) are the only dishrags I use. They last FOREVER and a day!! It's unreal. I actually have one from that I still use from my freshman year of college!!! (And that was in 1998/99!) The pattern you are making (the basic one) is my favorite. Some of the others are pretty, but if they have too many holes in them, they seem to lose some functionality (is that a word?!). You can also use that same pattern and just make it really, really big for a simple baby blanket if you used some pretty baby yarn.

    I'm anxious to see you try your hand at socks! I've always wanted to do that but never have!

  10. Katy,
    Wow!Your projects look amazing!!Wha great progress your making!! Thanks for sharing the photos with us!!Love and blessings,Toni

  11. Hi Katy, I have a present for you at my blog. Please come to visit, blessings,Kathleen

  12. You are doing good, girl! no hibernating here...its warm and sunny....glad our winds died down though so the fires could be put can get lots of free knit and crochet patterns online at
    some darling children's hats, scarves and even hoodies....

  13. Great projects! You're doing very well. Keep it up! It was perfect timing to take up knitting, love it and have snowy weather to keep you at home more often to work on that knitting :)

  14. Your knitting is great--ALMOST makes me want to pick up the needle again--ALMOST!! You are a very quick learner. Keep cozy. Julie

  15. Love all your knitting I am in the process of making a blanket myself. Yours look great. Stay warm. Blessings, karen

  16. Great knitting! And those would be fabulous Christmas gifts (with a bar of homemade soap). Love the colors. We have snow here....

  17. Great knitting! And those would be fabulous Christmas gifts (with a bar of homemade soap). Love the colors. We have snow here....

  18. Katy, those are amazing! Those are my favorite kind of wash clothes. What wonderful gifts those will make for our family this year. I am just tickled for you.

    I'm off to catch up on reading your journal


  19. Great Job on the washcloths ... knitting really can be relaxing I love it.

  20. Love your knitting projects!! My MIL when I first was married try to teach me but I wasn't very good at it!!LOL
    It is cold and snowy here today, it looks alot like Christmas!!! Take care I hope you are having a very blessed day Katy!!~HUGS~ Wendy

  21. I am so impressed! You are doing great! I wish I could knit. Maybe I need to give it a try. I tried years ago, but never caught on. Now that I am "older" maybe I will understand! LOL!

    Have a great week!

  22. The knitting is going great! Love all the cute things you have been making! ~Beth~

  23. I'm so proud of you! You're doing great at your knitting. I may just have to knit a few cloths myself. I've been on a crocheting kick for awhile. I've actually sold some of my crocheted cloths.

    Thanksgiving Blessings to you!

  24. looking good-i love the waffle weave! reminds me of the scarf i once made on a loom.. (*sigh*)....

    i tried to knit... but i can't figure it out. so i went back to crocheting!


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