Monday, May 4, 2009

Mother's Day Cloth...

I apologize for the little hiatus this blog has taken in the past few weeks. I'm only now starting to feel like myself again. While holding my son and talking to a neighbor one afternoon I suffered a severe corneal abrasion when Victor turned his head (and baseball cap) unexpectedly into my right eye. The brim of the cap had torn off all the skin on my cornea. Completely covering my pupil I was instantly unable to see. After a trip to the hospital and follow-up visits with the Optometrist every day for a week, I still have very blurry vision in the affected eye and that could take months to correct itself. I'm slowly getting used to the difference in vision. I'm just thankful that the pain is gone. Apparently the cornea has the most concentrated nerve endings in the entire human body. I wish I didn't have to learn that fact the hard way.

I haven't been on the computer that much lately but everyday it's getting easier to read and do more work online. I couldn't resist at least trying to get a finished cloth out for Mother's Day. There are several days left if you still need to make something extra for Mom on her day. Hope everyone will enjoy this cloth. It's a fun pattern that you can make year round just to show how much you appreciate everything she does.

Mother's Day Cloth:

Needles: US Size #3, 3.25mm
(You can use larger needles but might end up with a less defined picture)

Lily's Sugar'n Cream
or any other kitchen cotton yarn.
I used the color Rose Pink


Tapestry Needle


CO 47s

row 1: (an all odd numbered rows) k
row 2: k
row 4: k
row 6: k
row 8: k4, p39, k4
row 10: k4, p39, k4

row 12: k4, p4, k2, p5, k2, p4, k5, p4, k2, p5, k2, p4, k4
row 14: k4, (p5, k1)x2, p4, k2, p3, k2, p4, (k1, p5)x2, k4
row 16: k4, (p5, k1)x2, p3, k2, p5, k2, p3, (k1, p5)x2, k4
row 18: k4, (p5, k1)x2, p3, k2, p5, k2, p3, )k1, p5)x2, k4

row 20: k4, p5, k1, (p2, k1)x2, p3, k2, p5, k2, p3, (k1, p2)x2, k1, p5, k4
row 22: k4, p5, k1, p1, k3, p1, k1, p3, k2, p5, k2, p3, k1, p1, k3, p1, k1, p5, k4
row 24: k4, p5, k3, p1, k3, p4, k2, p3, k2, p4, k3, p1, k3, p5, k4
row 26: k4, p4, k3, p3, k3, p4, k5, p4, k3, p3, k3, p4, k4
row 28: k4, p39, k4

row 30: k4, p14, k1, p24, k4
row 32: k4, p13, k1, p1, k1, p23, k4
row 34: k4, p12, k1, p3, k1, (p6, k1)x2, p8, k4
row 36: k4, p11, (k1, p2)x2, k1, p4, k3, p4, k1, p1, k1, p7, k4
row 38: k4, p10, k1, p2, k3, p2, k1, p2, k2, p1, k2, p2, k1, p3, k1, p6, k4

row 40: k4, p9, k1, p2, k5, p2, k3, p3, k3, (p2, k1)x2, p5, k4
row 42: k4, p8, k1, p2, (k3, p1)x2, k2, p2, (k1, p2)x2, k3, p2, k1, p4, k4
row 44: k4, p8, k1, p2, k2, p3, k4, p2, (k1, p2)x2, k5, p2, k1, p3, k4
row 46: k4, p8, k1, p5, k1, (p2, k2)x2, p1, k1, p2, k3, p1, k3, p2, k1, p2, k4
row 48: k4, p9, k1, p3, k5, p2, k3, p1, k1, p2, k2, p3, k2, p2, k1, p2, k4

row 50: k4, p10, k3, p2, k2, p2, k4, p1, k1, (p5, k1)x2, p2, k4
row 52: k4, p14, k2, p2, k5, p2, k1, p3, k3, p3, k1, p3, k4
row 54: k4, p3, k8, p2, k2, p2, k7, p2, k3, p2, k4, p4, k4
row 56: k4, p3, k1, p2, k2, p2, (k1, p2)x2, k7, p1, k1, p8, k1, p5, k4
row 58: k4, p6, k2, p5, k1, p2, k6, p3, k6, p2, k1, p5, k4

row 60: k4, p6, k2, p5, k1, p2, k5, p2, k1, p2, k5, p2, k1, p5, k4
row 62: k4, p6, k2, p5, k1, p3, k3, p2, k3, p2, k3, p3, k1, p5, k4
row 64: k4, p6, k2, p5, k2, p6, k2, p1, k2, p6, k2, p5, k4
row 66: k4, p3, k1, p2, k2, p2, k1, p3, k2, p4, k2, p3, k2, p4, k2, p6, k4
row 68: k4, p3, k8, p4, k6, p5, k6, p7, k4

row 70: k4, p39, k4
row 72: k4, p39, k4
row 74: k
row 76: k
row 78: k
row 80: k

row 81: Bind Off to last 3 sts, begin knitting I-cord.
Knit for 3" and BO. Fasten to underside of cloth with tapestry needle.

Weave in ends.

Block and lay flat to dry

I have also recently started a set of Baby Cloths that I know your going to absolutely fall in-love with. I'm really trying to finish up all the knitting and editing to have them published by Friday. I'm a little behind on emails this week and I apologize again. I'll be "child free" for 5 hours or so tomorrow morning and will be getting to every message I have.