Sorry I’m so long getting this pattern up, the weekend evaporated and things just got a bit crazy here, there was a skunk involved….
I was going to name these for Ophelia but for various reasons that wouldn’t make sense to anyone even if I explained, I named them after Jane who isn’t really a soothing creature but….anyway.
Miss Jane’s Soothing Face Cloths
Any DK or worsted weight cotton, linen, bamboo or combination yarn that would make a nice washcloth, I used a cotton/bamboo blend yarn that I purchased here.
US size 5 knitting needles
CO 35 loosely.
Row 1 – K1, *P1, K1* repeat from * to the end
Row 2 – same as Row 1
Row 3 – same as Row 1
Note – the first and last 3 stitches of every row is K1, P1, K1 from now on.
Row 4 – K1, P1, K1, Knit to the last 3 stitches, K1, P1, K1
Row 5 – K1, P1, K1, Purl to the last 3 stitches, K1, P1, K1
Row 6 – same as Row 4
Row 7 – same as Row 5
Slip Stitch Ridge Section-
Row 8 – K1, P1, K1, P2, *slip 1 stitch purlwise with yarn to the back, P2* repeat from * until last 3 stitches, K1, P1, K1
Row 9 – K1, P1, K1, K2, *slip 1 stitch purlwise with yarn to the front, K2* repeat from * until last 3 stitches, K1, P1, K1
Repeat the Stockingnette Section and Slip Stitch Ridge Section until desired size ending on Row 7 of Stockingnette section and then repeat 3 Border rows.
Bind off loosely (I use this bind off method – K2, *transfer the 2 worked stitches to the left needle, and k2tog through the back, k1* repeat from *) and weave in loose ends.
I’m getting some of these ready as gifts for Mother’s Day with some yummy Yardley English Lavender and Oatmeal & Almond soaps. Need to pop those in the mail tomorrow!
Except it’s blue – Yellow Bird from La D Da. I stitched this up quite a while ago but finally took a few minutes to finish it up this weekend. You can read more about the materials I used here I think…scroll down to older posts about Yellow Bird.
More snow, the girls like to watch it fall, it’s about the only time the three can get along for more than 30 seconds without someone having a hissy fit (Yzma)…I’ve been out in it once to ship orders, would very much like to be home for the rest of the day but boys’ activities may rule that out.
I’m off to do a bit more stitching, some sewing, and some much needed dusting!
I had planned to update the webshop and post about a new Impie, Hattie & Bea item that was available through Hoffmans, BUT…..bad weather has held up my shipment in Memphis so we’ll put that off til next week.
I’ve been busy knitting up a few gifts which I can’t show you yet and not stitching much this week, so I’ll just share a recent something I knitted for myself. Between dropping off and picking up kids last week, and wrecking the car, I stopped by my local yarn shop and picked up a skein of Malabrigo Worsted in the color Col China – pretty! I decided to knit this cowl. It knitted up quickly over a few snowy days and I’m very happy with it. I purchased another skein of the same yarn online to knit another, I think this will show off the pretty stitch details even better. I think Tyler might want the first one I made for those chilly mornings waiting for the bus.
Jane says hello!
As soon as I saw this pretty new design from Midnight Stitching I thought of the fabric I’ve been saving for something special. I bought this fabric long ago just because I loved it, hoping someday I’d be able to find just the right combination of ideas for something romantic and pretty.
The red goes with lots of pretty threads, here are a few to consider. I stitched the model in Cherry Cobbler from Crescent Colours on Cream Cashel. It’s a quick stitch and so pretty. For now the Love Letters Pocket from Impie, Hattie & Bea is only available at my webshop. I will let you know if that changes, kits are also available.
Kisses from Jane!
Super applied to the entire weekend might be a stretch but the game was fun to watch and no, I did not think the halftime show was too risqué; I may not be able to ever eat pistachios again however!
I didn’t work nearly as much as I should have this weekend. I went out on an errand and was stricken by a sudden and horrible sore throat. I actually took a nap this weekend, I take about 2 naps a year so I really wasn’t my usual self. Still feeling a bit out of sorts today.
I never did start a new stitching project and now I think when I do it will be LHN’s Needlework School – it’s darling. I also hoped to get two knitting projects finished with some yarn I bought in January. I did finish the cowl, but not the mitts. Jane ATE my knitting needle – seriously! I had recently ordered another set of these (size 1 rosewood dpns) thankfully, but they won’t be here for another few days. I also quickly knitted up a little bootie for one of the kitchen chairs that has started to scratch the floor.
A few other small accomplishments – some cutting, pressing, and kitting. I also ran a little Super Bowl-ish sale at the webshop. I’ve left the page open and will for the rest of the week, just for fun.
I’m telling myself it was a really short weekend. It really did seem to fly by. I had vowed to get the Christmas decorations put away, I didn’t. They are staring me in the face as I take a moment to write this post. I keep saying as soon as I finish……’fill in the blank’ I will get those put away, I just never seem to get everything finished.
A few things from this past week, I moved a couch into my sewing room, it’s Amber’s old couch, she just got a new one at Ikea, it’s purple. This little red couch works nicely for Jerry hanging out in the evening while I sew, and Ethan doing school work while I sew, and Jane just looking pretty while I sew. Can you guess what I never seem to be finished with? During the short breaks I took from sewing I added a few rows to some of my knitting projects, I think I must finish one of these before I start anything else!
I also enjoyed some gumdrops this weekend, I’ve been craving them since Friday and finally found some at the store on Sunday. Also on Sunday we took a short mountain drive and got our 2013 Rocky Pass. That was a nice break from sewing. I started sewing at 5:30 am today, I did have a camera break at sunrise to take a few pictures to share.
Hope you have a wonderful week, I will be in the sewing room – so glad I can’t see the Christmas decorations from there!
I’m pleased to report a stitching finish. I even have it hanging on the wall but that may be temporary. It’s a bit crooked in the frame and I think the frame needs a shine on the finish but here it is on my wall for now. I made a few design additions to make it rectangular for the space I wanted to fill. It’s such a sweet pattern, I love the colors and the pineapples are wonderful.
I love the color of this house so much that I’m having a web special…I actually have so much GAST Chamomile in stock that I’m happy to include it free with the purchase of this pattern (Colonial Welcome from Little House Needleworks) while my excessive supply lasts…and it really is a great color. Here is a link to the webpage.
Enjoying some lovely Spring like weather lately and it looks like more of the same for the next 10 days, rain or even snow would be quite welcome or we will have serious water shortages this summer. I know many in the Eastern US are freezing today, hoping everyone is able to keep warm and stay at home if possible.
Oh yes, Jane says hello!
PS – the new Impie, Hattie & Bea product will be added to the webshop Thursday night, please feel free to email your reservation in the meantime. Other designs pictured here – Nature’s Beauty, Mr. Darcy, Flowers for You.
Woke up a little early today. I went to bed with a headache last night which didn’t seem to be helped by sleeping so I didn’t even attempt to go back to sleep. The cold medicine I took for my stuffy head also gave me the strangest dreams…something about Elvis wearing a wig, a spinning Christmas tree, and a wild boy….
Anyway….I enjoyed a very pretty sunrise, some coffee, my knitting, and then some stitching, all in the company of silly Miss Jane.
I have a long ‘to do’ list this weekend which includes getting the Christmas decor packed up, painting a dresser, and heaps of sewing.
Hope your weekend is fun!