Monday, January 5, 2015

Yahoo Group Monthly KAL:
January 1st 2015

Finished our dishcloth for this KnitALong!

Top View:

Hold up to eye level and see the *illusion*!  - A beautiful SnowFlake!
Pattern chosen by Janet N. for us to do this month ~
design and copyright by Emily Byrd, 2005.

For other patterns by Emily Byrd, check Ravelry ~
including an Illusion Snowflake Scarf!
Snowflake Illusion Knit Scarf

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Preview of our first KAL for January 2015 ~
This is sample dish-cloth, thru Day 2's rows [row 20]

I am using a light blue and white - look forward to hearing what colors you are knitting with!

Monday, December 8, 2014

December KAL: Poinsettia

My finished version of our December 1st KAL:   Poinsettia
Mine will be used as a square within a blanket, so I knit it with acrylic worsted, Vanna White's yarn.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

And it snows some more --

Some views as seen from our yard -
we live east of Buffalo ~
at least four feet of snow with a couple feet on our roof ~
Anyone got a shovel??!!

Mid-November 2014 KAL

My version of this beautiful Bread Cover designed by Janet Nogle ~
knit in red, a lovely Croatian yarn.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Turkey Dishcloth ~
from our KAL for November 1st.

As we knit, in my last row, picture appears when you turn your project upside down:
...which makes it now right-side up!
Gobble! Gobble!
  Thanks again to our moderator, friend, and designer, Janet : )

Monday, October 21, 2013

Here is my finished Vintage Flowers dish-cloth, from eye-level [often it's not easy to get a good shot at that angle!]

The website that offers this pattern is at:

Sunday, October 20, 2013

illusion knitting sample

Illusion Knitting !
 this is such a fun style of knitting - the *picture* appears from a different view than from above!!
Something *new* for those who are tired of doing plain, ordinary knit and purls.
Though you still do knit/purl, the *mystery* of the design puts a different slant on knitting it [pun intended!] ~

This is one I recently finished knitting to display for the monthly knit-along group which I belong to ~
The pattern is called *Vintage Flowers* -
I liked it because it immediately made me think of my grandmother's afghan, the black background and the colorful flowers scattered upon it.
  View 1:  from above - how we usually look at things - this is what you see:

View 2:  Now, if you bring the dish-cloth to your eye level, look what you see:

Coooool, eh?!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Today we complete our Mid-May KAL !

The designer is Janet Nogle, who calls it her "Ribbons 'N Lace Washcloth" ~

[my sample is knit with S&C cotton yarn, color "Cream"]

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Mid-May KAL 2013

This is our current KAL ~
am posting these photos for those who want to be re-assured that their dishcloth pattern *looks  right* !

There are two close-up views so you can see the cable taking shape at the borders on either side.
This is just one cloth; the color change is from the light in the room ~the center photo shows the color the best [Sugar & Cream brand, color name: Cream ]
[This post will be removed at the close of our KAL.]