I’ve stalled out on my project of making my old t-shirts into a quilt using sashiko embroidery. Sashiko is kind of intense, what with the having to make grids on the t-shirts. The needles are very sharp and I poked myself a lot. I need to solve some problems–the poking–and then I can return to that project.
In the meantime, I’ve felt like a slug just watching movies without having something for my hands to do. Enter the Leisure Arts book Knit Dishcloths by Julie Ray. This book promises 15 extremely easy designs inspired by quilt blocks.
Here is the first. It’s called Amish Diamond. It knit up quickly, taking only two movies to get to a finished project.
I like knitting dishcloths because the stakes are pretty low. The yarn is inexpensive, it doesn’t matter if I mess up, and this pattern was easy enough that I could concentrate on the movie when I needed to. They also make nice little add-ins to put with a gift for someone.