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KristiMetz
11-26-2005, 12:06 AM
This is my first finished object ever - a dishcloth with a lighthouse on it.

Main lesson learned : no matter how cute the variegated yarn is, it just won't show this sort of design well. Oh well!

This looked horrible when it was done, but I'm blocking it which has improved it a lot.

I'm happy it's finished, and I learned a TON. Now on to a bunch of stuff for my toddler!!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v408/kristimetz/c6e14900.jpg

Ingrid
11-26-2005, 12:09 AM
:cheering: :cheering: Good for you!!!! It blocked out nicely, too.

BinkyKat
11-26-2005, 12:33 AM
:cheering: Way to go!
I haven't taken a stab at a cloth with a design..altho i have bookmarked a bunch of patterns.. i believe one is a lighthouse since my DMIL digs lighthouses...
thanks for the variegated yarn tip...very important to consider!
again, ewe rock! keep on goin'! :happydance:

Jaxhil
11-26-2005, 12:36 AM
Good job!! I had to learn about varigated yarn the hard way too-it's so pretty I always want to use it, but it definitely doesn't show off the stitch patterns well.

I'm making a sweater for my 2yo DD-you're gonna :heart: knitting tiny toddler things!!

:XX:
Happy knitting, congrats on your first project!

itscryttle
11-26-2005, 12:42 AM
GREAT JOB! Your stitches look really great too!

You should have seen MY first piece... yikes. The first 1/4 of it was so awful looking. I found a pattern online to make a stuffed bunny out of it... my 2 yr old LOVES her bunny :lol:

ebrperk
11-26-2005, 11:52 AM
Kristi your dishcloth is great. I love dishclothes. I will admit I usually use the varigated yarn when making them because I use them to wash dishes and then I don't notice the stains as much.



Robin

Vendie
11-26-2005, 01:14 PM
Great job! You know, the variegated yarn might not have shown the stitch pattern well, but I really like how it patterned out - it seems very appropriate for a lighthouse - like with a beautiful sunrise sky behind it. Be proud of it!

kitkat
11-26-2005, 01:22 PM
I think it looks great! I love dishclothes, they are a great way to learn new things.

feministmama
11-26-2005, 07:06 PM
Main lesson learned : no matter how cute the variegated yarn is, it just won't show this sort of design well. Oh well!

This looked horrible when it was done, but I'm blocking it which has improved it a lot.




I think it looks great. I can totally tell its a lighthouse. Great first project :thumbsup:

Mer
11-26-2005, 08:43 PM
Great job! That's very impressive for a first project.

dustinac
11-27-2005, 12:01 PM
:cheering: Congrats on your first FO!! Great Job!! :thumbsup:

brookehanna
11-27-2005, 01:23 PM
Congrats! It's great to finish a project isn't it!

tiffanyknits
11-27-2005, 02:14 PM
That's really cool! I never thought about incorporating a design into my dishcloths other than a basic diamond pattern, etc!

I'm gonna write that down in my "things to attempt next" notebook!

:thumbsup:

DotMom61
11-28-2005, 01:38 AM
Kay,

You did a fantastic job!! I, too, love dishcloths ... they're kinda like eating potato chips. You can't make just one. They're so fun because they're so quick, and you can try out new techniques and have something you can actually use when you're all done!! Hooray for you!!

(BTW ... I'm a sucker for variegated yarn, too! Oh, and have you checked out this site (http://www.jimsyldesign.com/~dishbout/kpatterns/knitnonj.html) for more *free* dishcloth patterns?)

amy
11-28-2005, 08:58 PM
WOW, great first FO!! You're a natural! :cheering:

Lindsey H
11-28-2005, 10:48 PM
Looks great. I tried one of those picture dishcloths but I messed up BAD :shock: That little pink pig was just a mess. Oh well maybe I'll try again someday. I love that yarn too.