Knitting with rope? Well yes, of course, what else would someone like me be doing at a time like this with Hanukkah just days away and not a decoration in site? Spending time on something totally unrelated to the task at hand makes perfect sense to those of us who will recognize the crafty procrastinator in me! It all started with that trip to the hardware store on Thursday when I spied a small spool of 3-ply light weight cotton rope that had my name written all over it.
So, Thursday night I knitted a potholder, and now I'm knitting another, but thought I'd introduce you to this idea before showing the finished projects, because it may very well strike your fancy, and you may very well want to pick up some rope and some giant needles, say, today! Of course the right needle size is quite variable depending on the diameter of your rope, but here I'm using a US 17 (12mm) needle, which produces a nice weight fabric that's not too tight. Think about it.......and I'll be back soon with the finished pieces, great little last minute gifts I might add......ahhh, so really this wasn't totally unrelated to the task at hand, now I have a nice little gift for a nice neighbor who will appreciate the notion of knitting with rope. Phew!