If you've been reading my blog you know that I have been knitting dishcloths,VERY basic dishcloths,  knit two, yarn over knit across to the last two stitches, yarn over, knit two...then decrease, knit one, knit two together, yarn over, knit two together, you get the idea.  So I thought, I've got this knitting thing down and decided to try to knit a baby blanket and dropped a stitch and couldn't recover, scrapped the whole thing.  So, I decided to stick with the dishcloths, and work my way up slowly to a blanket, but step it up to actually following a pattern.  I think it will be less of a sting if (when) I make a mistake, or at the very least give me a chance to learn how to recover from dropped stitches. 
Thats when I found KrisKnits.com., Kris has a few free patterns to try and also sells pattern sets for dishcloths.  So, I tried one of her free patterns and I did it, no problem.  Baby steps...then she anounced that she was starting a KAL.  What the heck is a KAL? Well, for those of us new to the knitting world, it is a Knit Along.  So, with that, I picked up the supplies to start the project and jumped right in.  Baby steps, she gives you about twenty rows at a time, just the right amount to work on at one time.  A few days later, twenty more rows,  and it goes on that way until your project is compete.  The pattern is a surprise, thats what makes a KAL so much fun.  For me, concentrating on small sections at a time, makes it less overwhelming.  I can't wait to see what it looks like...I will post a picture when it's complete.


  1. Hey, that's neat...I just started a crocheted washcloth today! Can't wait to see your photos!


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