Sunday, July 22, 2007

Dishcloths, Burp Cloths, and Sunburns - Oh My!

At any point in time, I have a half a zillion projects on the needles and stashed inappropriately around my apartment (and even The Boyfriend's apartment most of the time). Anyway, a few of those things finally came off the needles. Yay!


This is the DW Cloth. It's so easy & it makes for a great knit late at night when your eyes are sleepy and your brain is tired.

Surprise! It's another ballband dishcloth. I love these little suckers. They are a great way to use up scraps. There's 4 different colors of yarn going on here, and (to me anyway), it looks like it is supposed to be that way.

This is the Baby Genius Burp Cloth from Mason-Dixon Knitting. I really like the simple pattern - it's an easy 2 row repeat. Although you really can't tell, I actually used two different colors of yarn in this one because I was running low on the varigated. I used SnC hot blue & swimming pool and alternated every two rows. Yay for having another thing for Baby Rush 2007 completed.

Why all the cotton knitting, you ask? Well.. it's because of this:


I owe a blue million balls of SnC & I really need to use some of it up. Plus, little dishcloths and things make nice gifts. I randomly sent a small pile to my grandmother a few weeks ago, and she's now decided that I'm her favorite grandchild - a title that I've been trying to convince her of for the past 20 years.

I know this is a very picture heavy post.. but I had to share this last one. It's too funny not to! I went to my friend Shelley's wedding this weekend. It was beautiful & everyone had a great time. Anyway, on my drive back to East Lansing, I had the windows down and the sunroof open because it was such a gorgeous day. Less than 15 minutes from home, I noticed that my skin was feeling really warm. And I looked down and saw this:

I'm sunburned from driving in the car! If you look really close you can see a white line from where my bracelet was sitting higher on my wrist. Awesome. So, when I get home, The Boyfriend tells me that he thinks it's impossible that I got sunburned like that in the car. I might have gotten sun the day before since the reception was outside. I tell him that I had 3/4 length sleeves on that day, so really, it was from the car. He asks again if I was sure ...

Yup! Pretty darn sure!

10 comments:

Nancy @ the Jersey Shore said...

Amanda! You've got a farmer's tan! Oh no! I hope it doen't hurt too much. Congrats on being the favorite grandchild :-)

Lynda said...

I have a tan like that all the time, since I ride in a truck all the time. When we were on vacation a couple of weeks ago, I did all the driving in our pickup so I had a burn/tan on my left arm. Since we have been back in the big truck I have gotten them evened up some and my arms look even, although with the farmer's tan look.

Denise said...

Hi Amanda, I'm a lurker :-) just wanted to leave a comment and say I love reading about your knitting, the wash/dish cloth wedding gift is beautiful. I've been making spa and bath sets with S&C lately, and little washcloths for a kids garden set. Thanks for allowing me to visit.
Hugs Denise

Carrie Penny said...

I have done that twice this year! Once in a tank and once in a short sleeved sweater I knitted.... Put on a lot of aloe and pray if it peels it will blend a little!

Sarah said...

Awww! That's hysterical. I mean, so sad for you. But that's one of the funniest pictures I've seen in a long time.

Jamisyn said...

OUCH!! I usually only get sun on the left side when I drive.

(((((HUGS))))) sandi said...

OH I am *SO EXCITED!* You are signed up for the 3 cards and pink hairbow! *THANK YOU!* (((((HUGS))))) sandi

Jen said...

3/4 length sleeves, no doubt!!!
Rock that tan!

ps: Thanks for the details on the discloths... Sugar n' Cream, here I come!

Donna said...

Hi Amanda! I replied to an early blog! What a dope I am. Anyway I like your blog and boy do I feel you pain. I did the same thing with my sunroof. Thanks for stopping by my blog and good luck on my contest!

NH Knitting Mama said...

Yikes! That looks like it hurts!

I'm a lurker, but wanted to say hello and let you know I'm here.