Thursday, December 13, 2007

Rumor has it...

Rumor has it that there is a 'wee' bit of snow in Boston. How do I know? My daughter just spent the last 47 minutes on the speaker phone with me trying to help her stay calm while she made it home to her apartment. This morning it took her 20 minutes to get to work. However, it took her 4 hours and 38 minutes to get home. While giving her long distance snow driving tips on the ramps...I went online to look up the weather report. Funny, she's telling me about 4-5 inches of snow and hour, and the Weather Channel has it at only 70% chance of snow!

Mommy knitting while stressing over your kids, isn't fun. It certainly comes out all wonky. This was worse than when I was making her red and white scarf while she went skydiving! At least then, she was with 2 other sky diving instructors who had her safety as their priority!

Now, before I was aware of how fast it was coming down and the volume of snow in Boston, I not only got the Hail to the ... Dishcloths and Kitchen Hanging Hand Towels finished, but I got them all steam blocked as well. They certainly look much nicer all fixed up.

Hail to the ... Kitchen Hanging Hand Towels, Lion Brand Lion Cotton in both Sunshine and Navy. (US)7 (4.5mm) needles. Funny how using the same pattern and same pair of needles made these come out a bit different in size. All in the yarn, I tell you...all in the yarn.

Hail to the ... Dishcloths, also with the same Lion Brand Lion Cotton, Sunshine and Navy and (US)7 (4.5mm) needles. These take me 1 1/2 hours to knit up each. And one towel and one dishcloth can be made from one 5 oz skein of Lion Cotton. I just love the color of this Sunshine. It's the perfect shade of 'maize' for this set.

And the whole set ready for gifting now. Someday, I'm going to actually make a set to keep for me! Now, the daughter is home, out of the car, and in a warm place...I'm back to the needles! Heaven knows I'm not in the I have no excuse for not finishing a few more projects. Stay warm everyone! And stay safe.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Love the Hail to the ...Dishcloths..I see presents for my mom in the future. I have just found out about the joy of knitting dishcloths and tribbles. Thanks for all the great pictures that showed me how to do the tribbles.