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.