The other day I was showing you my collection of crochet hooks and knitting needles. I had 2 pair of vintage faux tortoise shell knitting needles that I'd gotten off eBay from Australia. Unfortunately, they are a tiny gauge and although I love to look at them, I couldn't use them as the size I need for my knitted dish cloths are size 7. So, I was cruising eBay and found 4 sets of these gorgeous needles which included the size I wanted. I love "Buy It Now" as you don't have to worry and wait to see if you win the auction. They arrived a few days ago. I am happily working on a organic cotton unbleached cloth with my 7s. I cannot say enough for KnitPicks organic cotton yarn!
For some reason I am really in love with these needles.
I've always loved the mottled, organic look of tortoise shell things, and yes, I know they are faux, which is all the better, no tortoises were harmed in the making of these things.
I do love the look of these knitted dish cloths and they work great.
The new needles on the lace tablecloth.
I knit in the continental style - which means I carry the thread through my left hand exactly as I do while crocheting. I was taught in the English style where you have to use your right hand to bring the yarn around for each stitch, which doubles the efforts of knitting. I highly recommend the continental style! Here is a YouTube video on how-to.
Here are two dishcloths I crocheted. The knitted ones are more "elastic", but I like them both.
My sweetie brought home a bouquet of flowers and a little pot of cyclamen which I put between my 2 pots of Primrose.I love having flowers on the table!
We inherited this unusual pottery item from Dayle's parents - I have no idea what it's for, so I put the 3 pots in it. Do you know what it be used for?
I wish blogger had "smell-a-vision" - Dayle baked a smoked spiral sliced with a maple glaze ham last night and made scalloped potatoes with cheese and buttered corn. YUM!This lily just opened up this morning.
And I adore these lime green chrysanthemums.
Alstroemeria.Cyclamen remind me of butterflies.
We have no plans so far for today, what are you up to? I'm going to finish knitting my dishcloth and then I need to figure out my next big project. Life is good. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)