Sunday, January 24, 2010
Leave me just enough love to fill up my hand
I visited my sister this afternoon in her new little place for a lovely cup of tea. I also took the opportunity to get some photos of the hand towel I made for her for Christmas.
It's that Cleckheaton Fiddle Dee Dee again and I used the best part of three balls. In spite of my personal aversion to pastels, I had a feeling she would like the colour, and she did - I would have dyed it if she didn't. The second ball I used was very unevenly spun, and the unevenness definitely shows in the middle - though she said she didn't notice. I wish I had taken a little more time (which of course didn't exist before Christmas) and unravelled that part once I realised that that ball wasn't getting any better. I just kept thinking either it would get better, or the next one would be just the same, so I kept ploughing on to finish it.
I chose a the 'steps' stitch pattern from an old Mon Tricot stitch dictionary and added a simple garter stitch border. So far it seems to be holding up well and she says it's really nice to use. The original plan was for a face washer to go with it. Due to the laws of physics (specifically, those relating to the passage of time) I had to drop that plan, but my happy op-shop find of a gorgeous box of vintage embroidery threads made up the rest of her present instead.