Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Moss Grid Hand Towel

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Did you ever start a project as a quick knit only to have it linger on the needles for months? That's what happened with this hand towel. I started it in March and now in June, it's finally finished. Yay! I feel like I should celebrate. I like the yarn, I like the finished product, but I did not enjoy the process. It seems I have a mental block when it comes to this stitch pattern. It's simple, but for some reason I could never get through a knitting session without making a mistake--not one time. And I found myself messing up in the same way over and over again. Too much tinking back to fix errors that should never have happened in the first place took the fun out of the process. But, I stuck with it and now I have a lovely towel to use and enjoy.

Pattern Book: Mason-Dixon Knitting
Yarn: 2nd Time Cotton, 75% recycled cotton, 25% acrylic
Color: #557 Atlantis
Needles: US 6
Size: 15" x 24"

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15 comments:

  1. It looks like it was worth the trouble!

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  2. Too bad it was such a pain, but what a gorgeous result. I really like this.

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  3. I know what you mean about this pattern. I'm partway through my towel, and the pattern just hasn't "clicked" in my brain.

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  4. Wow! That's so pretty - and I love the blue. I'm addicted to the ball-band dishcloth now, thanks to you. I've made half-a-dozen to give away, and keep thinking I'd like to do one for me, too.

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  5. That is really nice. As difficult as it was to knit, it looks like the end result was worth it!

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  6. What a lovely towel. Your efforts were worth it.

    Caroline,the SockPixie

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  7. I'm not usually a fan of knitted dish towels and cloths, but I really like this one!

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  8. I love it!!!

    I totally understand the frustration of constant mistakes and how they take away the enjoyment.

    Though it looks like it was worth the effort for you. Enjoy!

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  9. I feel your pain. There are two lace projects on the needles that will sit there until each has my undivided attention. I will have to sit without the TV or husband so I am not distracted, until I get the hang of the pattern. So they will be waiting for a bit longer!

    The towel is beautiful and looks worthy of your efforts

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  10. I also understand the challenges you faced knitting this pattern. I started it last summer, and it remains unfinished. I'm not even sure where it is! I should follow your example and organize!

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  11. Oh yes, I've done that, and let the poor knitting wait and wait. It looks great! Good job, finisher!

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  12. Wow! It is a really gorgeous towel. I almost would hate to use it.

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  13. The towel is gorgeous though. I've been wanting to try that pattern and I think I may give it a go.

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  14. I keep thinking about this project, but never getting started. Like you, I think I want the product more than the process.

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  15. That came out great! The important thing is that you finished it. I love the pattern ;o)

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~Tracy