Pinkie Promise

Sweetie Girl was lamenting the other day about how I *never* knit her anything… well, at least not for the past 2 months. The last bit o’ knit she got was the Drive Thru Sweater. She made me pinkie promise that I would knit her washcloth before I started any other project. Since Wicked is stalled until I can get more yarn, and I have swatched for the Central Park Hoodie, there was nothing else to be done except the washcloth.

Project: Washcloth from Mason-Dixon Knitting
Yarn: Crystal Palace Cotton Chenille in Chartreuse
Needles: KnitPicks Options US size 8
Start: 3/9
Finish: 3/10
Thoughts: I love making this washcloth! I had made one for Beth’s baby and had forgotten how quick, easy and fun it is to knit up. It only took about 2 or 3 hours. The bobbles and eyelet holes at the beginning add just a dash of panache and keep things interesting. I have 3 more skeins of the chenille in my stash to knit more up for the family. In the book, they also show these knit up with kitchen cotton as a potholder or washcloth. These would great little gifts for friends for various occasions, so I might need to add some Peaches and Cream cotton to the stash to whip these out when needed. Promise kept!

I swatched for CPH with the Black Water Abbey 2 ply in pink heathers, and here’s the little gem. I used the suggested size 8’s, washed the sucker and hit gauge. I’m afraid of my gauge growing in the middle of the sweater, as it is wont to do, so I’ll have to be extra dutiful to keep my eye on it. The yarn is a bit rough and sticky (is that the right word for it?), so my stockinette stitch looks quite rough. I’m used to the nice, smooth stockinette stitches you get from merino, but I think this yarn is still gonna rock the house. I’ve read all over that the pattern runs small, so I’m planning on following the 40″ directions. I picked up 2 balls of Durango from Saint Marie this afternoon, so all I gotta do now is finish up the short sleeves on Wicked and I’ll be ready to start CPH. I promise.
Who else is working on CPH right now?
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5 responses to “

  1. Have fun with the hoodie! I have been wanting to make one…signed up for the KAL and everything…but haven’t found the time…

  2. Me! Me! I am! (but you knew that already…..)

    Awww, you’re such a good mom!

  3. What a cute washcloth this is, and I really adore the colour! These cloths are such an almost instant gratification, perfect to knit in between, aren’t they? And yay – enjoy working on the Hoodie!

  4. Hmmm… I’m much more sinner than saint, but I’m glad I had the yarn! Going to swatch it for the CPH. Till I can find a flat spot around here, I’m having to use yarns that come pre-balled, if that’s the word. Oh, and the Tapestry Evil Twin ordered arrived… yummyness! Wonder how that would look in the CPH-style. Would need to redraft, for sure!

  5. I’m working on CPH too! I’ve finished the sleeves (did those first!) and am almost done with the fronts. Looking forward to getting to the back.

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