Thursday, February 15, 2007

Secrets and Dishcloths and Ice Cream, Oh My!

I’ve been up to my ears in secret knitting lately. I suspect that the parents of the potential recipients are too busy taking care of newborn babies to be reading my blog, but I’m not taking any chances – just a few more days and I can post the pics.

In the meantime, I also knit a dishcloth.



Modeled above by the tub because the kitchen sink was full of dirty dishes. I used the 3 and 1 Checked pattern from this site. Dishcloth knitting is the ultimate commitment-phobe project. You use crap yarn, it takes about two hours, and there are four ends to weave in when you’re finished. Perfect for when you’re not quite ready to commit to a new sweater but just rented two movies and need a little something to keep your hands busy.

Also, if you’re bitter about not getting a snow day, here’s a fun way to waste time at work. Using the Ben and Jerry’s Flavor Generator you can submit suggestions for new flavors. In the past few months I’ve been running pretty extensive testing on the existing flavors so I consider myself an expert in this field.

7 comments:

Veronique said...

Cute dishcloth! Hey, maybe it can become a wash cloth and stay in the bathroom?
Oh, and I hear you on the secret baby knitting :)

Katy said...

There really, really should be a cinnamon-brown sugar with gingersnaps, walnuts, and a maple swirl flavor. Really. (I left the raisins out, just for you.)

gleek said...

mmmmm, ben and jerry's ice cream flavor generator! what a great way to waste time! thanks!

Mintyfresh said...

Just the diversion we need when there's no snow days! i hear my company *never* closes. sigh.

Christy said...

Have you seen the newest flavor...Stephen Colbert's Americone Dream, cracks me up.

schrodinger said...

The dishcloth is cool. looking forward to seeing the super-secret stuff :)

Jessica said...

Ha ha! Hmm, maybe it's the bebe who has Ben & Jerry's on his mind?
Cute dishcloth. Yes, one does occasionally need a break from the secret baby knitting--even if you're having one yourself, I guess!