Friday, November 7, 2008

Pumpkin Dishcloth Freebie

I thought it was about time I shared another free pattern. Just my way of saying "Thanks" for hanging around and reading my blog even though lately I really stink at keeping it updated. :P's a little pattern for you that's appropriate for the season and the upcoming holiday. The pattern is written for one color like the first photo but for those of you skilled in changing colors...the second photo is also an option. For those who aren't...don't feel alone...I am not a color changing skilled knitter either. Thanks to Shirl for the test knitting...otherwise I wouldn't have that second photo. :P Hugs!

Pumpkin Dishcloth

©Designed by Melanie Thompson

Test Knit by Shirley Smith

US Size 6 needles

100% Cotton Yarn

Cast on 47 stitches

Rows 1-5: Knit

Row 6: K4, P39, K4

Row 7 & All Odd Rows: Knit

Row 8: K4, P39, K4

Row 10: K4, P9, K21, P9, K4

Row 12: K4, P7, K3, P3, K5, P3, K5, P3, K3, P7, K4

Row 14: K4, P6, K3, P3, K6, P3, K6, P3, K3, P6, K4

Row 16: K4, P5, K3, P3, K6, P5, K6, P3, K3, P5, K4

Row 18: K4, P4, K3, P4, K6, P5, K6, P4, K3, P4, K4

Row 20: K4, P3, K4, P4, K6, P5, K6, P4, K4, P3, K4

Row 22: K4, P3, K4, P4, K6, P5, K6, P4, K4, P3, K4

Row 24: K4, P3, K4, P4, K6, P5, K6, P4, K4, P3, K4

Row 26: K4, P3, K4, P4, K6, P5, K6, P4, K4, P3, K4

Row 28: K4, P3, K4, P4, K6, P5, K6, P4, K4, P3, K4

Row 30: K4, P3, K4, P4, K6, P5, K6, P4, K4, P3, K4

Row 32: K4, P4, K5, P3, K5, P5, K5, P3, K5, P4, K4

Row 34: K4, P6, K4, P3, K4, P5, K4, P3, K4, P6, K4

Row 36: K4, P8, K3, P3, K4, P3, K4, P3, K3, P8, K4

Row 38: K4, P10, K3, P2, K3, P3, K3, P2, K3, P10, K4

Row 40: K4, P12, K15, P12, K4

Row 42: K4, P17, K4, P18, K4

Row 44: K4, P18, K4, P17, K4

Row 46: K4, P19, K4, P16, K4

Row 48: K4, P39, K4

Row 50: K4, P39, K4

Rows 51-55: Knit

Bind off and weave in the ends.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Trick Or Treat Memories

I was going to delete this photo and then I thought....WAIT! This is my brain after all this Halloween excitement. :P Am I ever glad that this is over.

The resident Trick or ghost. I have no idea why she wanted to be a ghost but I didn't argue. This costume cost $2...twin size bed sheet at the thrift store. Woo Hoo! She insisted on having a bow on her head but it was a clear plastic bow so you can't see it unless you're up close. It made her happy so that's all that matters.

This was in someone's yard on our route during the night and I thought it was pretty awesome. I had a really hard time getting the photo....couldn't get a clear one no matter how hard I tried. It was pretty busy and fast moving along the road so I didn't have much time anyway.

This is a little better but the Pirate was going back down into the treasure chest at this point so you still don't get the full effect.

I did no decorating this year myself so I thought I would include the pumpkin from a friend's front porch. You gotta have at least one pumpkin. My Ghost had fun and got plenty of candy she doesn't even need so I guess it was a good night. We finished of with some scary movies and cooking..YAY!!! I hope you all had a great Halloween. This is hopefully our last one to go out Trick or Treating.

I've finished my snake scarf and I'm working on some cute little cable cuff mittens for my cousin. It's a vintage knitting pattern and it knits up so fast. I have now learned to do cables on the needle. YEAH! Then I am on to a hat to go with her little mittens. After that...not sure. I'm just happy to finally be making some Christmas knitting progress.