Framing up the first wall
What is it with little boys and water?...
Almost there... three sides done...
Woohoo!! The last side is UP! This shot is from the right side.
This is a shot of the back.
But I figured that Everyone uses cotton so it must just be me and I tried again. Bigger needles this time and I was conscious to keep it a little loose on the cast on.
I guess this would be a Sampler Washcloth... I knitted some stockinette to get the feel for cotton ...
There are still some bobbles but I'm getting the hang of it. But it was kinda boring (I think I have Crafters ADD...) so I thought 'what would happen if I knit five, purl five back and forth?
It made a soft of 'checkerboard' pattern. Isn't that cool!
Then I looked in my handy '26 Stitches to Knit' booklet (that I bought at yet another WalMart --snicker--) and thought I'd try the 'cluster rib' stitch. I did something wrong because it doesn't look like the book :rolling eyes:
And let's not forget the beginnings of a sock that I have cast on size 3 aluminum needles. No pic of that one. I don't like it. Of course it's in varigated yarn (red/white/blue). I don't like the long needles. And I can't really see the pattern well enough with the colors of the yarn. But the biggest issue is that the needles are too long. I went to WalMart (do you see a trend here) but they don't have short #3s. Sigh.
I did fail to mention a trip to Hancocks in there. They had yarn 50% off so I got some wool to use for my first longies attempt. All of their knitting supplies were 30% off so I got a few more pairs of bamboo needles, two different sizes of wooden circulars, some little cap things that keep the yard from falling off the needles when you sit it down to rush to the bathroom, some markers and I forget what else.
I think I'm addicted.
Oh and I never did make the purse....giggle.
Mounted with mirror clips.
Okay, here is the story. I had this hankering for a Huge dry erase board. Tony said 'sure' and looked at office store online. They were very spendy... like $200 plus. Umm... There has to be a better (read: cheaper) way! I remembered *vaguely* something from somewhere about making one so off we go to Home Depot. Tony bought a 4'x8' sheet of white tileboard. In a rack above the tileboard were the strips of edging (he cut the mitered edges with a tin snip) and he bought mirror clips in the 'nails and screws' area.
Caps 4 @ $2.49 each $9.96
1/4 in Mirror clips 3 @ $1.96 each $5.88
GRAND TOTAL (incl tax) $30.31
Woohoo!!! I am so happy!!! I think I'll go write something now!