Better late than never! Remember this post? I thought it would be easy to knit that garterlac dishcloth as the directions were easy to understand. Was I ever wrong! After no less than six tries of the garterlac pattern, I decided to put it down and never return to it again until the boys had grown up and left the nest. Then Granny asked me about my progress on it one day. (I had shown her the beginnings of it when I started the cloth and she was eager to see the finished item.) After I told her what happened, she said, “You should have brought it to me! I could have fixed it for you!” Yeah, right! I know that Granny is the knitting master, but she has never even seen this pattern before, let alone knit it. I had my doubts that she could fix it, so I sent over the yarn I was using, and the printed pattern for her to see how successful she would be knitting it. She came to me to ask me about it before she had even made the first stitch!
That’s how it all started; our little crafting get-togethers on my MIL’s screened-in backyard deck. Granny and I decided to meet there daily at a certain time and synchronize our knitting on this pattern in the hopes that we would both be able to get through it and reach our ultimate goal of completion! So while my MIL (Nana) cross-stitched, Granny and I knit the pattern together, and after many days we did eventually reach our goal.
The top right image is my cloth with a reverse single crochet border, and bottom right is Granny’s cloth with a single crochet border. Granted, it took forever to get this cloth to an FO (finished object), but it was worth it. Sharing this time with a couple of my favorite ladies was very rewarding!
Granny wanted me to have hers, so I am going to put it away for safe-keeping. The one I made is going to be added to the other two that I’m planning to give to my aunt in Pennsylvania, if we ever get a chance to go visit her. 🙂