finishing and starting

I finished the knitting of Niels' teachers' gifts yesterday. These washcloths are so darn cute. I cast on another one for my mom and I should finish it tonight so I can give it to her tomorrow. We'll see if that happens. I think the southwesty colors one is my favorite. They appear to each take a half a ball of the supersize balls of Sugar and Cream so I might be able to make another of that one for myself.

I also hit the yarn sale at Purlescence today. I got some more Panda Cotton (I now have enough for at least four pairs of socks. Oops.) and Bamboozle to give the Bombshell Tee from Big Girl Knits another try. I think this yarn is much more suited to the project. I'm going to frog the old one and try to overdye the yarn so that at least the two hanks are the same color. That should solve one of the problems with that project!

Right as I was trying to leave Kristi and Cookie showed up. Cookie immediately started picking out colors of the Rowan Bamboo Soft and Calmer that were on sale and telling me how good those colors were for me. She may have been right but I was smart enough to hightail it out of the store before she could work her evil enabling magic on me. Crisis averted!

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teacher gifts in progress

I decided go with the Mason-Dixon Washcloth from (unsurprisingly) Mason-Dixon Knitting. I'm going to steal their idea and thread a ribbon through the eyelets and put a small bar of soap inside each one. This will be a good excuse to browse the fancy hippie soaps at either Whole Foods or Elephant Pharm. Mmmm, hippie soap.

Last night at BobaKnit, I was debating whether or not I needed to actually point out what these are. I decided to put a tag on it saying something like, "How to Care for Your Handknit Washcloth:.." or, as Margit suggested, "This handknit washcloth should be machine washed in cool and tumble dried on low." I don't want them to look it and wonder what the heck it is. Erik thought I was knitting sea stars. Silly Erik.

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