When I asked about what other crafts you all enjoy, some of you mentioned knitting, so I hope that you all don't mind that this post isn't tatting-related.
Years ago, I learned to knit. Then, I stopped. I don't remember if it was because I'd learned enough to say I did it or because my brother saying something about me being pregnant and scaring the knit out of me! Well, before we left for vacation, I decided to give it another go, stitched enough to realize that I could do it and then we left.
Odd thing: When I first picked it up, I was all Continental about it since it was just natural to me from tatting. I thought that I was doing it wrong, found it was okay, and moved on. We came back from vacation, and I'm all English versus Continental. O_o How did that happen? LOL.
Anywho, this is a "Baked with Love" dish cloth designed by Rachel van Schie. It's unblocked and measures about 9" square right now. It's the second dish cloth that I finished, but I can't share the first yet. It's done it light blue yarn, but I couldn't get the color right on my phone --with flash, it was harder to see the raised part, without I lost the color. The pattern, as well as others, can be found here. What bothers me about this sudden knitting interest is that I learned it because I kept seeing knitted things that I wanted to make. Since I started knitting, everything yarn-made that I've seen is crocheted and I can not crochet! Ugh. >.< I crocheted some silly little something that looks like a crown or part of a flower, but that's about it. I have no patience for dealing with my too-tight crocheted stitches. So, I shall stick to knitting for now. Of course, I only have two light blue, one off-white/natural/ecru, and one gray shade of yarns, so I'm a little limited at the moment (and only size 6 and 8 needles), but I shall keep on knittin'. :-)
On the giveaway front, I'm hoping to have a few teaser pictures tomorrow. ;-) (As in, I'll show what's going out, but I won't say who is getting what).
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