Tippa Tuesday is brought to you today by the ever lovely and brilliant Elizabeth Zimmerman and by my boys.
My boys are squirrels. They take things that catch their interest for a few seconds, then they move them around and then the things are lost. Yesterday, they lost a US 2 (2.75mm) DPN
I was using in a sock. I have the yarn on 4 needles and I stick the 5th needle through the ball of yarn I'm working from. The 5th is missing.
Elizabeth Zimmerman (EZ) says you can use a different sized needle (one size up or down, doesn't matter) when knitting in the round. She says the gauge difference is evenly distributed throughout the knitting because the needles rotate. She's right! And she's amazing. As usual!
Wonder of wonders - I have an FO!!!! OK, it's only a washcloth but I'm still counting it. And it's crocheted and it's all wonky but here it is....
Sugar and Cream Summer Splash color
It's this really obnoxious color. I was making bath mats for people last Xmas and Trev wanted one. I let him pick the color and since he was 5 (at the time) he picks the loudest color available! I double stranded the mat with some white and that toned it down nicely but I have a couple skeins left over and am making washcloths for our kitchen with it. The first cloth I made was too small and so I made this one much bigger.
You can see here where I accidentally started widening it...
It's single crocheted through the back loop, about 23 (then 25?) stitches wide. I added a coupla rows of double crochet around the edges to make it bigger. The crochet through the back loop makes it nice and tight and scrubby. I used a size G hook, about a size smaller then the ball band recommends. I like my washcloths to be a tight stitch. Too many holes and it's not scrubby enough!
Off to do dishes, Ruth!