Sunday, December 17, 2017

A Slow Start



I have been working on knitting dishcloths to give to my Mom for Christmas and everything was going along okay until this happened.

For some reason, when I started that dishcloth I picked up the end of yarn that was unwinding from the outside of the ball instead of from the inside. It is a total tangled mess. I did manage to finish the dishcloth but it took me a long time because the tangles and knots just kept getting worse and I really was spending more time untangling than knitting.

I didn't get out of bed until just after 9 am this morning. What a lazy bones! I couldn't fall asleep last night so I got out of bed after one hour. I don't see any point in just laying there and waiting for sleep when it is just not going to happen. I stayed up puttering around until 4:30 this morning and even though I was very tired it still took me at least 30 minutes to fall asleep...grrr.

While I was having my first cup of tea (I am now on my second) I thought I would knit another dishcloth using this pink and brown mottled yarn. I got a little bit done but all of a sudden I realized that it just didn't feel right. I guess it took a while for the brain fog to lift. So I took a good look at the package and wait...what...it's not cotton. :(

I still want to make a few more dishcloths so I will have to take a quick look to see if I have anymore cotton yarn. I could untangle that rat's nest from the pink yarn but I just don't have the time or energy to mess with it right now.

I already have seven dishcloths made and I can tell you that each and every one has mistakes. It just goes to show that I am not a very good knitter even when using a very simple pattern. I used Grandmother's Favourite Dishcloth and the instructions are available all over the internet. I know my Mom won't mind one bit though because she will be very happy that I took the time to make them for her. :)

I am linking up with Kathy's Quilts Slow Sunday Stitching.

5 comments:

Suzanne said...

That's quite the accomplishment...7...one for each day of the week! Mom's always love homemade and don't see the mistakes. She is going to love your gift.

The Cozy Quilter said...

A nice gift for your mom! Merry Christmas!

Deb A said...

I don't know why, but your's looked like a different pattern! Must have been me needing more coffee the last time I looked! That is the pattern I use to make mine - nice and easy. I just threw out 3 of mine so I need to make a few more. Your Mom will love them.

Jill said...

Knitting can be a challenge. I have also had yarn tanglements. Frustrating. It is okay to have an error in a dishcloth. The handmade gift is what counts.

Quilter Kathy said...

I think I should have done some practice knitting with dish clothes!!
I hate when the yarn gets all knotted up... so frustrating!