I'm writing this while watching the MIN vs SEA wild card game. We're waiting to hear who the Carolina Panthers will play at home next Sunday, either Seattle if they win, or the winner of the Greenbay vs Washington game.
In our family, we exchange Christmas wish lists so everyone has an idea of what to shop for that will please the recipient! My son gifted me a new pattern book for knitted potholders:
|Potholders to Knit|
It seems like most potholder recipes are for crochet, so I was excited to find patterns for knitting. All of the potholders in the book are knitted with Muskat cotton yarn from Drops. Muskat is a DK weight, 100% mercerized cotton very similar to Tahki Cotton Classic, but much cheaper and comes in a 50 g center-pull, ready-to-go ball.
I ordered a supply for my stash from Nordic Mart, and I was very happy with their customer service and shipment. Ben requested some Panthers-colored potholders for his kitchen. I'm on it!
(Oh boy, MIN just lost by a missed field goal so we will face SEA next week!)
|practice swatch for crochet border|
Many of the patterns call for a crocheted border so I'm practicing. Nothing hard, just sc and hdc -- I can do it just need to get into the flow.
The very first thing I ever knit from Mason-Dixon Knitting was the ballband dishcloth in the same colors as here. So that had to be the first thing I colored!