I have a theory that everything looks patriotic if you make it red, white, and blue. I decided to test that theory by making things with red, white, and/or blue yarn.
And then I looked at my other WIPs and realized all of them were red, white, and/blue as well! I just love America, I guess.
Here's my red Spiral dishcloth from Dishcloths. It's working up just fine and I'm glad I've started buying cotton yarn in cones and in really big skeins now because I'm apparently very passionate about dishcloths.
This is not the only Spiral dishcloth I've made since yesterday.
Also, here is a Fast Favorite from Dishcloths.
I've made this pattern several times, but I've never followed the pattern with 3 colors and in the color scheme specified. That's odd, because I like the way it looks. Glad I'm fixing that now!
Here's a dishcloth in some undyed yarn and it's not working out. We don't have to talk about it.
On a happier note, I'm making good progress on the Tempting Texture Cowl from Knit Cowls. I haven't wanted to be around wool very much lately, but I'll go ahead and work on this every now and then. The pattern calls for just one color, but I'm not quite sure my blue yarn will last me through the whole thing. So I've decided to knit a pattern repeat in the whiteish gray color way of the same yarn whenever I think it will look good. Blue and white!
This hat is in red bulky cotton yarn and I'm hoping it's going to turn into the Shells Beanie from Crochet Slouchy Beanies and Headwraps.
My gauge swatch came out fine, but I'm kind of wondering if it might be a bit too big. I'll find out pretty soon, because I'm about two-thirds of the way through it.
This hat, however, is knitting up pretty well.
It's one of the Simple Squishy Slouchy Hats from Jane Brocket's The Gentle Art of Knitting. Since this is a library book, I might need to make some notes. This is going a little more slowly than I'd planned because of the lightweight yarn and I need to return the book in the next week or so.
But before that, I need to get back to all these projects.