Thursday, June 10, 2010

Bubble Up

My bathroom is probably the least favorite room of my new house. It's small, awkward, and could really stand a remodel. But that's not going to happen for...I don't know how long. In the meantime, I felt like it could stand for a hand knit touch.
We still use the garter stitch bath mat, which has actually held up pretty well for the 5 or 6 years we've been using it. But I wanted something more...a hand towel perhaps. Enter the Bubble Up Towel by Susan Luni.
I thought this was such an smart design. As far as I'm concerned, anyone who can use bobbles elegantly has my vote. Needless to say, I'm very happy with the result. Now, if only I had a totally remodeled bathroom to hang it in :)
In a continuing effort to knit from my stash, I've started a short sleeved raglan cardi using some Wool-Ease thick n quick procured at a Rotary Auction ages ago. Not really my favorite of yarns, but the price is right and I know my bank account will thank me for my stash-busting endeavors. Anyways, you can see the newly cast-on project in my son's hands. What you can't see from this still shot is that he's about to bring the needles up to his mouth and pretend that they are slugs, yummy, delicious slugs that he just can't resist eating. Thankfully, no needles, or yarn were harmed in the making of this photograph.