The Slink, what beautiful yarn, but, lemme tell you, by the end of this thing I was beginning to curse the moment that the "need" for beads entered my head. That is, until the fringe was pulled and the gloriousness was revealed. My poor dear husband nearly had a stroke when I began to unravel the fringe. He is not unused to me ripping things out and starting over, but he claims it pains him to watch. So, at the moment of truth, the shawl was carefully spread across my desk at work and when I grabbed that little loose end and pulled, he just about jumped across from his desk to stop me. Once he was calmed down by my explanations of intentional pulling to make fringe, he was in awe by the way in which it worked. I, however, was quite nervous, not so much about the pulling of fringe, but about whether all those stupid beads would fall off with each tug. Nope...they stayed put. Whew!
The need/desire for some kitcheny items has gained momentum in my knitting finger fury. Thus, the plan to do some dish towels was hatched. Who in their right mind does not enjoy the patterns and writings in any of the Mason Dixon Knitting genre?
Moss Grid Hand Towel made with Sublime Yarn Egyptian Cotton on US 5 needles. Pretty straight forward pattern resulting in an exceptional end product between the pattern and yarn. (the Chevron Stripes pattern is on needles as we speak).
It feels good to finish a few things for a change!