"So the contest will go along with spring, and starting new things. I'd like everyone who wants to participate to cast on a washcloth - a wild one. One that you feel joyous doing, and in colors that don't match your kitchen. Make it fun!"
I thought.. I can do this. This will be fun. So I chose some fun, bright yarn I had in my stash (that totally does not match my kitchen) and a new pattern (Diamond Drop Lace) I had gotten from the dishcloth KAL that I am a member of, and cast on.
Well, I should have known that my life has been a little TOO stressful lately to try a new pattern that requires concentration and learning new stitches. I cast this dishcloth on not once, not twice but three times. And by the time I starting ripping it out for the third time, I was no longer feeling very joyous!!
So I grabbed another fun yarn that matched and decided to do a ballband dishcloth. But it too had to be ripped out after my first attempt. I perservered, however and cast on once again, determined to succeed!! And so far, so good.
Here is what I have up to this point:
In other news, Kirstin got a job at Panera. She is pretty excited. She trained in last night making the Crispani's. She said that her years of rolling out Lefse really helped in rolling out the Crispani dough. Best of all, she gets to wear a cool cap...
I'm a little afraid she'll start bringing home samples... I love their baked goods but can't indulge too often!!
I'll close with a couple of fun photos that Kirstin took at the San Diego zoo when they were there a couple of weeks ago. My favorite one is of the baby giraffe. Doesn't it look like he is just puckering up for a kiss??? And the polar bear is just kind of fun.
Until Next Time....