Monday, June 6, 2011

Summer Knitting: A Whole New Kind of Fiber

On Ravelry, there is a lovely little group called the 3 Country Shawl KAL, where myself, my buddy from Canada, and my buddy from England are all mods and we have a rotating schedule of things to knit (or crochet!) along to.  There's generally a big, 3 month project going, and on the off months we do minis - fun little things to keep us busy until we start the next big project.  As we're getting so close to Summer (I can't wait, it's my favorite season), we wanted to do something a little different, and suggested a little Summer knitting in a fiber that hadn't been used before.  We figured it was good motivation to step outside the comfort zone.

For me, that unused fiber would be cotton.  I love using animal fibers and have been hesitant to try plant fibers, they're not usually people's favorite fibers to use.  But after I had such a good experience with linen, I figured "why not?"  I bought some kitchen cotton years ago when I was first playing around with crochet, and it's finally time to use it.

So I'm working on cotton cleaning scrubbies.  So far, I have one done.

Unofficially, it also makes for a fashionable 1950s style kitty cat hat.