I've had busy fingers this past week. Knitting and crocheting that is. I do like little projects that work up quickly and give me the satisfaction of finishing something. This dishcloth pattern is one of the easiest patterns I've knit and it looks good and is very satisfying to make. You can find the pattern at this link. I have been volunteering teaching knitting since the beginning of March. As a group, we are starting a wall hanging for our meeting room. We've selected this easy square to make in in six inch size. Mine is too big, so I'll have to make another and try with one less row before I start the decreases.
Needlework Tuesday is a regular weekly post where I share the
progress of my various needlework projects over the past week. I enjoy
the encouragement that I receive from my readers and in return visit
their blogs and cheer them on with theirs. You are welcome to grab the
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Over at the Kingdom of Coco, Cheryl has been hosting a pincushion contest. It started in response to a contest in the United States that limited entries to Americans only. She decided to host a contest open internationally. I thought this was a wonderful idea and offered to sponsor a prize.
"Chili" from Drops Design. It looked very promising, but the instructions were so poorly written that it destroyed my enthusiasm for making them. I persisted and finished the pair, but won't make another. I made the right size, but they are way too long for me.
I found the pattern free at the store, though it can also be found at the Yarnspiration site. Note: I am using a heavier yarn than called for and a larger size crochet hook. At this time, the afghan measures 19 inches from the centre to the end of one of the points. I have eight rounds yet to stitch. When I do this pattern next, instead of the chain 2 at the star points, I'll do chain 3. The chain 2 makes the spine oft he points too short and keeps the blanket from laying flat.
What do you do when you start a project and the instructions are confusing or inaccurate? Do you continue and make your own instructions, rip it back and move on to another project or ????
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