My inner goody-two-shoes tells me it's 'wrong' to cast on a new project before casting off an old one. But this weekend, I just couldn't help myself. I made a little incremental progress with both my plying and my cardigan, but both projects are so big that spending 30 minutes never feels like it yields much.
So I decided to dive into a quick project that I knew I was going to have to complete in the near future anyway, a pair of dishcloths for an LYS holiday party. Obviously, I'm using 'near' in relative terms. Last year I whipped up some love-ly lace dishcloths, and this year I had another stitch I wanted to try. Instead of hearts, bricks!
My mom and I bought the yarn earlier this year when Yarn Barn appeared to be going out of business, a trio of Cascade Ultra Pima Fine in gray, red, and yellow. The gray is for the 'grout' and then I'll have red bricks (the classic) and yellow bricks (follow the yellow brick road!), and there will be plenty left over for Mom to make her pair in whatever pattern and color combo she wants.
Here is the red brick, featured with my current reading material, Aimee Bender's 'Willful Creatures':
Here's where I get to feel like a finisher, because I did finish reading 'Freedom' over the weekend (loved it), and I actually also finished this dishcloth already. I'm really enjoying the stitch, it's easy but effective, and the yarn has rich colors and a soft feel that you don't always get with cotton. And you can put in a few hours' worth of crafting time and have a finished object. Or in this case, half a finished object, since these are like a pair of socks.
Next, I started the yellow brick. It has the honor of being photographed with something else that's so wrong it's right:
Kerbey Lane pancakes! But these are even more deliciously evil than usual. The top pancake in the short stack is the weekly special, called The Elvis. It's got banana and bacon in the batter, and a peanut butter topping on the side there. Adding to the wrong factor is the fact that I went to a lunch 'n learn about cholesterol today. But hey, I not only ran this afternoon, I took a spin class.
Right and wrong, it's a delicate balance.
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