This week…there ‘s been a lot of knitting….
For the Cotton KAL/CAL announced over in SAARC group at Ravelry to celebrate Indian Independence Day on 15th August ,I decided on potholders because I also needed to start on my Handmade Christmas gifts list. Only people, who I know will truly appreciate it, will receive handmade gifts this year.The list is not very long. This Kal/Cal I thought would be a great excuse to try out some of my favorite patterns on Raverly .
I ‘m starting at the very beginning of my to do mental list.
The basket weave pattern has always always called out to me.I once started a scarf and then quickly frogged it because it seemed tedious at the time . I thought I may not have the patience to repeat it again
….. that is going a little slowly for me…… I like to see the cables take shape but I cannot work on it continuously.
So now a potholder seems like a great way to kill two birds with one stone…or is it three ?? :))
I first tried out with a larger needle. Simply because I love those needles. It was a swap gift from a long time back, and I like to pull it out at every chance.
Half way thro…
I realized the resulting fabric was tooo loose…. I was not at all happy with the result.So I frogged it and started all over again on smaller needles .
Its sure goes sloooooooow …and these are not that special needles but I do love the way it looks now.