I have not given up on knitting, I’ve just had other things to post about. I’ve done a couple of collars and now I’m starting on a new project.
Dishcloths. Did you know you can knit or crochet dishcloths? Well, you can. A friend gave me a dishcloth she knitted, and it works really really well. Now, you may think, “What’s to work? It ain’t some kinda complex engine; it’s a cloth. For, you know, washing dishes.”
That shows what you know. The knit ones are sturdy, scrubby, and all kinds of nice.
My mother knits them with fancy yarn-overs and on the diagonal, but you know me: easy peasy and never mind the pattern. So I just got a skein of worsted-weight cotton and went at it. I cast on about 40 stitches and knitted until I felt like I’d knitted enough and cast off. Looks kind of like a map, doesn’t it?
Some time I might get ambitious and try knitting on the diagonal.
Or maybe not.
A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: A character decides to make something by hand that is cheap enough to buy ready-made. Why? What’s the result?