look out! 

I feel that I've been doing too much freestyling lately; knitting "by the seat of my pants", so to speak.  While the results have been good, I know that I can't learn new techniques by watching Knitty Gritty alone, I have to follow a pattern.  Unfortunately, every time I try to follow one, my project turns into a horrible mess. 

I decided to sit down, turn the artsy-fartsy right-brain off and follow a pattern; this time a chart.  So I chose one of the thousands of free charts from the internet and hunkered down, determined to make this one come out right. 

I can't say that I didn't make any mistakes, but I can say that I didn't leave any behind.  Fixing mistakes is pretty tough when you're doing relief work, I've found.  Nevertheless, I actually managed to make this one work!

I originally started the project to be a washcloth.  At 40 stitches x 80 rows, it seemed like a great dishcloth.  Besides, I love the delicious irony of having a skull & crossbones in the kitchen.  Sadly, the final project is just too large for a dishcloth (9" x 10.5") and far too cool to use in such a manner.  I'm considering framing it, but would welcome suggestions on how I could put it to use. 


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vt_shua's picture

Jeff, as they say in Vermont - that is WICKED COOL! Maybe you could wrap Tarot cards in it? Fly it as an small ominous flag outside your abode? Adhere it onto a frame as a lamp shade with a red light bulb? Stitch it onto the back of a demin jacket? Seriously - that is really cool!

I would definitely frame that!  Way cool!

twistknit's picture

I think you should make more in different colors and sew them into an afghan.

twistknit's picture

I think you should make more in different colors and sew them into an afghan. Or make a couple more and make it into a kitchen towel. Maybe even a  bathroom rug?



Thanks for a head start on Halloween!

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Jeff1201PA's picture

Oooo!  Groovy idea, Martin.  I can't wait to see what you do with the pattern!

Longtime faggot, first time knitter.

Longtime faggot, first time knitter.