Monday, August 07, 2006

Seduced by cotton?

I made very little progress on Adamas this weekend (a measly seven rows), in part because it was an incredibly hectic weekend and I was barely at home, but also because (and I blame trek for this) I found myself compelled to knit one of these:

Pattern: Garterlac Dishcloth by Dave
Yarn: Sugar & Cream, one ball
Needles: US 7 straights
Started/Completed: August 5/August 6
Mods: none

I am not a huge fan of knitting with cotton, mostly because it's so tough on my hands, but this was a quick, nearly instant gratification project. This was my first foray into entrelac of any kind, which also helps explain the appeal. I found it to be very easy to pick up and I'm eager to try traditional (i.e., stockinette) entrelac.

My new, more realistic goal for Adamas is to finish it by the end of the week (doable, I think, as I have only 15 rows plus the bind off left) and have it blocked by the end of the weekend. I hope to have the FO to show you soon!

Oh, and before I leave you, check out the booty awaiting me at home this evening:

(In retrospect, the black couch probably wasn't the most ideal background for this shot, but too late now.) Here are three skeins of Essential (75% superwash wool, 25% nylon) for socks for my future FIL, six skeins of Shine (60% Pima cotton, 40% Modal), and five hanks of the new Gloss (70% merino, 30% silk). Must. Finish. Adamas.


  1. Wow! That looks like one big pile o' fun waiting for you on your couch. I'm curious to hear how you like the Knit Picks sock yarn; I've never tried it, but I think it's time for some solid colored socks to add to my collection. Maybe I should go finish some UFOs first. :)

  2. Ooh, the pressure to finish! The temptation of new yarn! The shininess of the, erm, Shine!

    Also, heh, you said "booty." That word always makes me laugh.

    I think I can safely blame the heat for this comment, yes? Yes.

  3. Mmmm...that Gloss looks yummy. Is it as lovely in real life?

  4. Yeah, yeah, blame me. I blamed Dave, so why not?


    Looks good.

    PS - The lint is gross.

  5. I love the dishcloth. I made one too. Soooo addictive!

  6. Seven rows is about what I averaged a night. I mean, before I started having to frog it.

    The Garterlac dishcloth looks great.

    The couch is a perfect background! It melts away so all you can see is the yarn. (of course, I'd probably only see the yarn anyway.)

  7. Anonymous7:53 AM

    Hey Dave...thanks for the dishcloth. I made it in the exact same color. It was tricky and I needed some help, but I feel so good now that I know how to do entrelac.

  8. Anonymous7:55 AM

    oops,,,,I got confused, sorry I called you Dave! It's weird we did the same cloth in the same yarn!