Instant gratification is all the rage these days, no? Certainly I can’t seem to knuckle down to large projects right now, and am contenting myself with small achievements.
I made a pair of these in black, for a customer but forgot to photograph them so you’ll have to use your imagination. (Or, you know, follow the link and squint). This is a pattern from Knitty, tweaked to include a little cabling detail and a picot cast off. They’re also almost gauntlet length as I was engrossed in a movie (The Italian Job, the 1969 version with Michael Caine and Noel Coward) and kept on going before I realised I needed to include a thumb hole. I hope the recipient appreciates the extra length in this coldest winter in seven years we’re experiencing.
Other productive moments of late include the finalising of some baby gifts that have been hanging around knitted but not stuffed for far too long.
And another cotton washcloth, knitted in a basketweave stitch with a moss stitch border. I’ve taken to using these as dishcloths when they get a little old and lose their softness, and find the crunchiness perfect in the kitchen.
In other (non-knitting related) developments, Son #2 needs a new pair of shoes.
Update: Following all the floor-love comments I thought I'd better set you all straight; this floor isn't mine, sadly. It's at Federation Square in the centre of town. There are 7865 of these sandstone tiles.