EZ does it

I’ve been giving myself a bit of a mental break these last few days.

In the last post, I mentioned that I would again cast on for the Secret of Bad Nauheim Stole, this time in the rectangular format.

After much thought, the decision was made to do the smallest of the 3 versions (1/2 of Moni’s original pattern width) because as it stands, I feel that it will give me the most satisfaction without feeling that I have to slog through the pattern in any way.

The smallest version is about 24″ wide without the border, so in no way will this end up looking like a scarf. Here is clue 1 completed:

Secret of Bad Nauheim - Clue 1

Catching up a little on my Dishcloth Weekly KAL:

Hanging Mitred Dishtowel

Pattern: Mitred Dishcloth by Rozzie (Ravelry Pattern) with added garter stitch tab
Yarn: Bernat Handicrafter Cotton, Summer Sky and Christmas Green
Needles: 4.5mm

Kapow! I love this colour combo – no boring towels here!

Modified Feather and Fan Dishcloth

Pattern: Modified Feather & Fan Dishcloth by Miss Woolly Knits (Mary Ann)
Yarn: Bernat Handicrafter Cotton, Lavender Ice
Needles: 4mm

A classic – nuff said.

Dishcloth Duo

Pattern: Dishcloth Duo by Gwen Bortner
Yarn: Bernat Handicrafter Cotton, Shades of Green
Needles: 5mm

This is yer very basic garter stitch dishcloth, but with a cute little scrubbie partner. I like the scrubbie – good for using up scraps (acrylic scraps too!!).

This means presently I’m only 5 cloths behind – not too bad.

The Mystic Light Shawl Clue 1 was released today. I’m at row 24 and it looks Anna has another winning pattern on her hands. The cables are wonderful.

Mystic Light - Row 24

Some new craft books made their way onto the shelf this week:

New Books

Going clockwise, they are:

“The Opinionated Knitter” by Elizabeth Zimmerman
“Elle Knitting Collection – 50 Exclusive Designs from France” by Sandy Carr (1989 edition) – this one was only released in the UK and amazingly enough has only 5 patterns with shoulderpads
“Hollywood Style” by Suss Cousins
“A Beader’s Reference” by Jane Davis
“The Anchor Book of Counted Thread Embroidery Stitches”

Really – can anyone have enough reference books?

The last three came with this little toy:

Headset Light

Talk about your ultimate knitting accessory – an adjustable booklight on a headband! Too cool!

Hey, guess what this is?

Baby Surprise Jacket

Here’s a clue – it’s from book #1.

Sock Madness ramps up again this coming Tuesday (April Fools Day) which ironically enough is also the launch of the Yarn Harlot’s new book in Toronto AND the date that TTC workers can legally go on strike (again). Stephanie must be having fits of apoplexy.

Later.

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