In Your Easter Bonnet (With All the Dishrags On It)
April 9, 2009
Hi there! I’m still here. My knitting has taken a dishraggy turn lately. I am–believe it or not–getting to the bottom of my heretofore bottomless stash of Peaches & Creme dishcloth cotton, which means that suddenly all my choices are: pastel. I guess I just don’t like pastels that much in the Ordinary Course of Business. When my beloved Juicies and Blahs are down to sad 3-yard nubbins, I still have bountiful balls of pale pinks and blues, yellows and lavenders. As a card-carrying member of the I Love Colour Colour COLOUR! Club, I am duty-bound to knit outside the comfort zone of my favorite colors. Like pastels or not, as Yoda would say, “Knit them I must.”
It got easier when I realized that it was almost Easter, and that pastel dishrags would look like Easter eggs. Those Paas kind that you dye at home in coffee cups, festoon with stickers, and place in cardboard stands, not the ultra cool Ukrainian and/or onion-skin dyed ones.
Pale pink is particularly challenging for me. I turned a huge wad of it into a Mitered Hanging Towel from our second book.
The button (and the thrill of mitering) made it all worthwhile.
Happy Easter everyone, and a hearty hag sameach to all who are sedering tonight, including the President!