Look what arrived yesterday:
It arrived just before lunch, so I spent my ‘lunchtime’ assembling and trying it out.
I used the practise yarn, and tried out some increasing and decreasing. Then I frogged that, got back to work and considered what sort of project I could start at ‘afternoon tea’. It ought to be small and simple.
A washcloth fit the bill, so I dug up some Lion Brand Cotton. Being less flexible than the practise yarn, it was inclined to jump off the needles now and then, but that gave me a reason to work out how to rip out, pick up stitches, and generally troubleshoot problems.
When I had a square, I threaded some yarn through the top and bottom stitches and put it aside. Last night I crocheted around the edges.
The stitches are far from even, but that doesn’t matter. It’s a washcloth. But it’s also my first piece of machine knitting.
And you know what? This sure is a fast way to make washcloths!