Dish cloth mania and cables

My future sister in law has a birthday in a few days and I just don't have the financial ease to buy her a gift. Enter Michael's with a sale on Lucy "Cookies and Cream" yarn; 3 for $5.

Every time I go to my brothers house, she makes a comment that they have no dishcloths for washing dishes. I had found a cabled dishcloth pattern on Ravelry and decided I'd whip up some cloths for her as her gift.

In Memory of TheKnittingMill (Millard Fontenot).

So everyone can experience knitting this beautiful sock design, I've updated the price to 'free.' Feel free to download and gift to friends. Fill your sock drawers with cabled socks. Mill really embraced our brotherhood of knitting. We're from varied cultures from all over the world but we find we are unified by sticks and strings. I wasn't able to attach the file, but I'm including the revelry link. If you're STILL not on Ravelry, NOW is the best excuse to join.

Mill's favorite quote from his favorite gal:

Dennis Millard Fontenot Jr. (TheKnittingMill). 3-28-1974 - 3-15-2018.

I know neither Mill nor I have participated much on the MWK website for a while. It was all we could do to keep up with Ravelry, Facebook and Instagram, but we always knew that this is where our roots were.
Mill passed away Thursday. There is no official cause of death, but unofficially, his body was just worn out. He has been suffering through chronic pain related to Multiple Sclerosis. He had always been very private about his health.

Row/stitch counter apps - do you use one?

Due to several issues my memory is going out the window pretty quickly so I checked to see if there were any knitting/crocheting apps available to help keep track of rows and stitches. There are apps for everything else, why not this, right? LOL. Boy howdy are there!

There are a lot of them actually. I ultimately chose Bee Count on Android. It's got a clean UI and is easy to set up. You can attach counts to each other to have them automatically increase incrementally which is a cool feature.

Are you using one of these app? What is your opinion of it?


Dan's Afghan in progress

I found this pattern on Ravelry. It's my first time successfully using circular needles. I wasn't sure I was going to like how this looked once I really got into the cabled part of it, but now that I've got almost two feet completed I am really loving it.

The pattern is super easy. It's just four rows repeated until it's the length you want.


Depressive Projects

I'm going through a particularly hard time right now and needed something to ease my mind for a bit. I decided a new knitting project was needed. I taught myself how to knit cables and tackled a pattern I've been sitting on for 5 years. I'm really pleased with how it came out. There is one small mistake that I can't not see every time I look at it. LOL