I'm sure many of you have the same problem I do when it comes to gifting for mother. What do you give to someone who never wants anything? I never know, but I'm glad that I took up knitting because now I can give her something that I made myself. Moms are such saps for that kind of shit.
Introducing mother's coaster set. It's a set of 8 coasters with a matching holster pocket. The coasters are really just small dishrags starched and pressed flat. The pocket is a long flat rectangle decreased to a point at one end with some elastic sewn into it to make a button catch. It probably would be nicer if I had knitted it in the round, but I'm still getting the hang of that, so I stitched it together on the side. Not all of the coasters are 100% perfect, although 3 of them are, the other 5 are between 90%-98%.
This is for the guys who asked about my k3, p3 dishcloth. I think the knit pattern would show up better if I had used a solid color yarn. I didn't post it when I completed it because I'm not thrilled with the way it turned out, but since you asked, here it is, shown with the 5x5 for contrast. The finished product is about 6"x 6", while the bigger one is 7"x 8 1/2".
I gues it was my excitement. Here they are
Well here they are guys just finished my first pair.
Took me just over a week to do and I am really chuffed. In answer to you question JPaul, yeah the yarn I used was opal and I used 2.5mm dpn's. Cant wait to start me next pair.
Thanks for all you guys for your encouraging comments I've recieved. Nice to chat to other men who share the same passion for knitting.