Knitting a kitchen set for my mom's birthday, I've finished two dishcloths and a towel. I handwashed all. The dishcloths look fine. The towel has discolored spots all over it! That look like bleach stains!!! On my handknit towel!!! AAAAAAAAAHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!! How did I get bleach on it?! My only guess is that cleaning products (left nearby) must've been used near my precious handknits, but I didn't think they had bleach in them. Grrrr!!!
Sure enough, I just rewashed the towel, and the discolored spots are even more prevalent. Ah fuuuudge!
I've been a busy knitter, exclusively using Lily Sugar 'n' Cream cotton yarn. I blame Mason-Dixon Knitting.
The first pattern I knit from the book was the baby burping cloth - except I made it a kitchen towel. I striped a pink yarn and a pink-orange-yellow ombre yarn. Initially, I didn't like the colors, but now that the plaid-y pattern is more pronounced, I like it.
The yarn and pattern combined make a terrific, though vibrant, kitchen towel:
My mother's birthday is approaching, and so is the deadline for her knitted birthday gifts. I'm knitting her a kitchen set of dishcloths, towels, and potholders. First up, a kitty dishcloth: