Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Tips And Druthers

Here’s a tip for you:  don’t start knitting dishcloths because they are the potato chips of the knit world.  Knit one and before you know it you have 25 without blinking.  I.  Can’t.  Stop!!  I am currently on my 5th dishcloth and thinking of all the family members who have asked for them during the last couple of years.  I can knit them until next September and they will be snapped up as fast as they come off the needles.  Here’s a clue to tell you how serious the problem is—I am now knitting dishcloths from two huge cones of Peaches ‘n Cream.  Forget those cute little skeins, I’m into the big leagues baby!

As for druthers, I love Ravelry because knitters can post free patterns and share with other knitters.  There are for fee patterns on Ravelry but we have the option to pick and choose.  Over the years I have bought a lot of patterns.  If I fall in love with a design I don’t hesitate to purchase it.  If I have my druthers though, free is for me.  Here are a few freebies that I have recently downloaded and printed...

A free tip:  Have you ever used DROPS patterns from GarnStudio?   
They have gorgeous free patterns for beginner to expert.  Of course they offer yarn kits to complete the pattern but I usually print the pattern and use stash yarn for the project.  I also like Knitting Pattern Central, a free pattern site that is set up to help you find the best free patterns available—like the Christmas Pickle pattern.  I’m serious, Pickle.  

Another tip:  Did you know there are two free sock patterns on this blog?  Druthers:  I would rather have photos with them but the pictures were eaten by the switch from WordPress to Blogger and I can’t find the original photos.  I must start using something like Flickr.
The pups are waiting for lunch.  Always waiting for lunch!

Life is good.