I finished my Ravellenic Sweater! And, with days yet to go in the Olympics! It’s cool to see how fast you can knit when you are working up against a deadline. It’s blocking now, but when it’s dry, I’ll post some pictures.
But for now, though, I am a little bit at loose ends. Do you feel the same way when you finish a big project? I don’t really know what to do with myself. I have a pair of half-finished socks, but all those little tiny stitches seem daunting right now. I don’t want to go spend money on more yarn for another sweater. And working on my afghan seems like too big a project. Ugh. I’m in a sorry state.
What I really want, is something that I can sit down, and in an hour or two have a completely finished project. Something useful, and nice, and not too taxing on my brain.
I’ve got it! The perfect in-between-projects project: washcloths!
Knit washcloths are great for in the kitchen, or for face washing (they’re super gentle on skin). They also make really great gifts; wrap up one or two with a fancy bar of soap, and you’ve got a really nice little gift. (Keep a few on hand, in case you forget someone’s birthday.)
If my brain is super-fried, I’ll just make a square of garter-stitch out of some pretty dishcloth cotton (like Sugar n’ Cream, or KnitPick’s Dishie). Or, if I have a lace/cable/texture pattern bouncing around in my head, I’ll make a swatch of that pattern, sort of doodling with yarn.
Or, if you want a pattern, try one of these:
The Almost Lost Washcloth by Julie Tarsha
Leafy Washcloth by Megan Goodacre
Grandmother’s Favorite by Traditional Design