I have a really good "internet" pal, Alli Barrett of Knitwits Alley and also Knitwits Heaven . If you're looking for some really nice and cute designs, these are the first places you should look! Anyway, Alli asked me to do a little test knitting for her which I was delighted to do. She knows I'm a huge fan of the Olympics and unlike most people, I prefer the Summer Olympics, so when she sent me this cloth, I couldn't resist. I did it in red and yellow since the Olympics were held in China. Alli shows this cloth in a solid color on her website which looks really nice too.
The second knit was a Water Lily cloth which I did in Apple Green. I love this color from Peaches & Creme. I think I'd like a whole sweater out of it, if it wasn't so heavy! Anyway, I thought this was a lovely design and the cloth already has a home. My son and daughter-in-law have water lillies in their backyard pond, so it seemed appropriate that they should have it.
The last cloth is a Shih Tzu. Alli has a new baby named "Frodo" and she designed this in honor of him. I had originally intended to give it to my mom so she could give it to a relative who has two Shih Tzus, but Alli told me she gave her cloth away, so I sent it to her so she could have one for herself. Of course, that means that I have to knit it again. Next time, I think I'll do it in a Silver Gray, either way it is a really cute cloth.
Thanks Alli for letting me be your test knitter! She has a couple of new designs in the Dishcloth Calendar (click on the link on the right hand side) that is coming out very soon. Next, I think I'll post a sneak peek at one of the designs I have in the same calendar!! Maybe tomorrow....