28 January 2008

Icy Washcloth

Here's a Ballband Washcloth from Mason-Dixon Knitting. Started on Wednesday last week, just darned in the ends. Very easy knit, and used some half-balls of cotton that were lying around. Yes, that's the dark Sugar'n Cream you sent me, Donna!


And Ice Queen from the latest Knitty - very nice! I know - it's 34ºC (93ºF) outside, it's the last thing I need - but in fact it's good summer knitting, very light and lacy, and I'll be all ready for winter!

It's fairly straightforward Feather & Fan, with beads thrown in for prettiness! I actually wound the skein of lovely soft blue laceweight (which featured in my Blue Willow painting) into a ball at last. This project will only use a small amount - plenty more for a special stole or shawl or something!


I've finally picked up a paintbrush again - it's been nearly 2 months since I've had the time / place / inclination to paint - all the moving house and funeral stuff squashed my creativity for a while there. But I'm back! Just doing some simple exercises at the moment, nothing fancy, but it still feels good :)

And last night I sat down and inspected the Crossword Bag in detail (remember, I lost all my notes...) and have written out the basic pattern for myself - now I can start doing the illustrations and getting the whole pattern onto my web site - stay tuned!

19 comments:

  1. Can I make a suggestion for a knitting painting? Picnitting! I see grass, picnic rug, knitting, maybe a straw sunhat...

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  2. Brrr, your title gave me shivers, as it's about 0 C here. Icy washcloths are better in the heat!

    And your Ice Queen is beautiful.

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  3. Lovely washcloth. You have such a wonderful eye for colors!! And the Ice Queen looks delightful.

    Hooray for a resurgence of creativity. What a comfort for you.

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  4. Well, well, well - you're making lots of progress with you projects and glad to hear you're painting again. G*d bless - I've not been too crafty except for hanging some wallpaper, or rather wall art (a window cut out with a lovely grassy scene). And pretty proud of meself insofar as how it came out (bubble-free). Will post piccie on blog to show off.

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  5. Oh, I like shopping sherpa's idea... 'course I'd like to be sitting in a sunny park knitting instead of in the freezing cold here... But anyway. Can't wait to see the Ice Queen!

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  6. Hurrah for the end of painter's block and creative surges. Three cheers for TSS idea sounds like a good one to me.

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  7. Glad you're back to creation - ice queen looks lovely!

    I third TSS's idea for a painting!

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  8. Oh I'm so glad you're enjoying the ballband dishcloth. It's a fabulous pattern isn't it? Yours looks wonderful!

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  9. I am loving the ballband dishcloth right now - super-easy but looks anything but! Love the colour combo!

    Very glad to hear the creative juices are flowing again.

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  10. Now you take that washcloth and run ice cold water on it and place it over your forehead and take a rest. That is what I do when it is 93 degrees.

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  11. I fourth or fifth the idea of PicKnitting...and also the putting of your fabulous washcloth in cold water and lying down with it on my forehead - so hot today!!

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  12. Back to the knitting and painting saltmines at last! Glad you're feeling more like it.

    Nice balance with using up scraps of yarn into something solid and useful and then the gorgeous special yarn into something just divine and frothy.

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  13. I'm glad the creativity is flowing again. Your art is so delightful. Kate and I had so much fun looking at your bit in Vogue and saying to everyone who would listen, "we know her". I think they got quite bored with us.

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  14. That washcloth is really nice. The colours work brilliantly. The Ice Queen looks cool as - okay, more bad puns!

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  15. I am knitting the same pattern for the dishcloth this week and was wondering what it looked like in darker colors. What a coincidence! It looks great!

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  16. Next week, when all the kiddos arrive :) We spend a week getting ready for them to come back!

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  18. Spam comment removed. Honestly, these people....!

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  19. I love the way u play with colors. That washcloth and ice queen is looking good.

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