Saturday, February 20, 2010

Dessert Cloths!...

I needed a good distraction from all of the packing, unpacking, cleaning and organizing that's been going on around here. I had so much fun finishing these up this week. I had forgotten how gratifying and peaceful knitting really is. I'm hoping to get back into the swing of things soon and work through my unfinished pile next month so I'll have lots to post and share.

There's also a new KAL clue at the bottom!

This pattern is available as a PDF download and priced at $3.25. There are eight cloth patterns in this set. You can purchase this pattern if you are a Ravelry member by clicking the "Buy Now" button below the pictures. The Dessert Cloths are also available in my Pattern Store here as a Ravelry Download. There are 5 pages total and the download is sized at 5MB. If you have any questions about the pattern or payment options, please feel free to contact me via email at or on Ravelry: KristenKnits.

Heres a link to the pattern page on Ravelry!

Lily's Sugar'n Cream Solid:

Lollipop - 01740 Hot Pink (Pink)
Ice Cream Cone - 00046: Rose PInk (Pink)
Pie Slice - 00082: Jute (Tan)

Lion Brand Cotton-Ease:

Sundae - Berry Article: #830-112
Cake Slice - Hazelnut Article: #830-125

TLC Cotton Plus Solid

Cupcake - 3706: Light Rose (Pink)

Bernat Organic Natural Cotton:

Dough nut - Prairie Rose
Cookie - Tan

You don't need a Ravelry account to purchase the pattern. Ravelry will re-direct you to paypal and will email you a link to download the pattern.

I made each written pattern with a corresponding chart for the dishcloth. From the sets that I've already made, I've managed to get about 2-2½ cloths out of one ball of Lily's Sugar'n Cream Solid Yarn. Though you can use any kitchen cotton you prefer.

February Mystery Cloth KAL Clue # 2

row 11: "and all odd rows" (k1,p1) 2x, k to last 4s, (p1,k1)

row 12: (k1,p1)2x, p2, k3, p1, k1, p7, k1, p12, k2, p2, k1, p7, (p1,k1)2x
row 14: (k1,p1)2x, p3, k1, p1, k2, p1, k1, p6, k1, p13, k3, p7, (p1,k1)2x
row 16: (k1,p1)2x, p6, k1, p1, k2, p4, k2, p1, k1, p13, k2, p5, k1, (p1,k1)2x
row 18: (k1,p1)2x, p6, k2, p8, k3, p5, k1, p7, k2, p2, k3, (p1,k1)2x
row 20: (k1,p1)2x, p7, k1, p8, k1, p6, k2, p8, k6, (p1,k1)2x

Happy Knitting!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

February KAL!

So I've been without Internet for over a week now and I apologize. We're living out of boxes and I still haven't moved everything over yet. I'm also slowly building furniture here and there and starting to organize our lives again. Throw in a stomach flu and ear infections, I'm sure you can imagine the week we've been having. Everyone is feeling better and we finally went out this morning to play in the snow. It was a nice break from being cooped up in the house for days.

As soon as I locate my camera's battery charger from whichever box it's hiding in, I will take some shots of the finished January Cloth from the KAL and post up the entire pattern in a blog post. It should help if anyone missed it or just wanted to knit it again without searching through the posts to grab all the clues.

February 2010:

  • 1 Ball of Lily's Sugar'n Cream Solid
I used 00046: Rose Pink (Pink), but you can use any color you wish. A light to medium green, blue or purple would go well also.
  • US #3/3.25mm needles*
  • Tapestry Needle *I used a smaller needle size to obtain denser fabric and to make the picture stand out more.

Finished Measurements : Approx. 10"x10"


co 47s

(k1, p1) to last stitch, k1 repeat for 6 rows

row 1: "and all odd rows" (k1,p1) 2x, K to last 4s, (p1,k1)

row 2: (k1,p1)2x, p23, k1, p10, k1, p4, (p1,k1)2x
row 4: (k1,p1)2x, p7, k1, p14, k3, p6, k1, p2, k2, p3, (p1,k1)2x
row 6: (k1,p1)2x, p6, k3, p5, k1, p8, k1, p6, k2, p1, k1, p5, (p1,k1)2x
row 8: (k1,p1)2x, p7, k1, p5, k3, p8, k2, p6, k2, p5, (p1,k1)2x
row 10: (k1,p1)2x, p3, k1, p2, k1, p7, k1, p11, k2, p3, k2, p6, (p1,k1)2x

Here is the pattern page on Ravelry

I personally LOVE the design this month!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

We're Exhausted...

I've never worked so hard on a project this size for this long! Our apartment is finally finished and it's beautiful. I'm looking forward to relaxing and already have most of our things packed to move. A number of good friends and myself have done all of the construction from the very start to finish an I'm very proud.

I've been meaning to post pictures of the murals that I've painted from the paint we picked out at Home Depot. From pictures I had drawn months ago each wall took about a day and a half to sketch and paint. It was a nice break from installing sheet rock and tiling. I just hope the kids keep the creativity to the magnetic chalkboard I built for them in the corner of their room and not on these walls!

I apologize deeply about the KAL this month. I've been spending so much time at the new place that each day was fading into the next. I hadn't realized how much time was going by. I'm going to post the remainder of the rows now and hope that everyone will catch up quickly. I'll be home tomorrow for a little r&r and will post up the first few rows of the February Mystery Cloth KAL by tomorrow night.
I wanted to thank everyone for knitting along and being patient and understanding during this time. It has truly been exhausting to take care of a family and physically build a home for us at the same time.

January Mystery KAL
Clue #5

row 42: (k1,p1)2x, k4, p10, (k1, p2)x3, k1, p3, k3, p1, k1, p3, k4, (p1,k1)2x
row 44: (k1,p1)2x, k1, p5, k1, p7, k1, p8, k1, p4, k1, p1, k1, p7, k1, (p1,k1)2x
row 46: (k1,p1)2x, k3, p7, k1, p3, (k1, p2)x3, k1, p5, k1, p3, k1, p2, k3, (p1,k1)2x
row 48: (k1,p1)2x, k1, p14, k1, p6, k1, p15, k1, (p1,k1)2x
row 50: (k1,p1)2x, k2, p1, k1, p8, k14, p11, k2, (p1,k1)2x

row 52: (k1,p1)2x, k1, p14, k5, p2, k1, p6, k1, p4, k1, p3, k1, (p1,k1)2x
row 54: (k1,p1)2x, k2, p5, k1, p7, k5, p2, k1, p14, k2, (p1,k1)2x
row 56: (k1,p1)2x, p12, k1, p2, k5, p2, k1, p16, (p1,k1)2x
row 58: (k1,p1)2x, k1, p2, k1, p11, k5, p2, (k1, p4)x2, k1, p5, k1, (p1,k1)2x
row 60: (k1,p1)2x, p9, k1, p5, k8, p16, (p1,k1)2x

row 62: (k1,p1)2x, p25, k1, p9, k1, p3, (p1,k1)2x
row 64: (k1,p1)2x, p5, k1, p7, k1, p5, k1, p10, k1, p8, (p1,k1)2x
row 66: (k1,p1)2x, p39, (p1,k1)2x
row 68: (k1,p1) to last stitch, k1 Repeat for 4 more rows
next row: bo in pattern

Weave in ends.