So, I hope everyone has finished their Christmas crafting, or is at least pretty close ;)
I finished knitting the dishcloths I decided at the last minute to make for my granddad. I have no idea if he'll like them, it could go either way *laughs*
To make them more personal, I made them specifically for him to use in his workshop, with 3 different patterns to use different textures - hopefully making them suitable for different types of workshop job.
I shan't bore you with lots of badly lit pictures of the cloths, but I am quite pleased with how they look all bundled up together:
The tag reads "A trio of handcrafted specialist workshop cloths", and each cloth has its own label describing the reason for choosing a particular pattern/texture. I think it is a lovely, personal gift, so I really hope it is received that way!
The one I was particularly pleased with, was the basketweave cloth. I've never done basketweave stitch before, and I think it looks really quite smart:
Knitting with cotton is still not something I am keen on. Although this type is a lot nicer than 4 ply mercerized cotton, it's still not fabulously comfortable. And I was quite distressed to discover that I found it really hard to keep an even tension. I've always been quite proud of the fact that my knitting comes out nice and even, but this took a lot of work to even come close.
Well, chances are this will be my last post until after Christmas, so Merry Christmas to those who celebrate and have a wonderful holiday of your choosing to those who don't *smiles*