Until recently, I’d never successfully knit a dishcloth from the classic Grandma’s dishcloth pattern. I’d tried, but for reasons I’m not completely sure of, I just had a mental block about it. I went on to knit other successful projects. I became completely obsessed with the garterlac dishcloth. I loved the pattern and after knitting dozens and dozens, I had it memorized and usually had one traveling in my purse.
Still, it bothered my that I’d let the basic pattern beat me, so I decided a vacation goal was to finally knit the classic. A decade later, I can’t remember why I couldn’t do it back then. It was (surprisingly to me) easy.
I then became slightly obsessed with comparing how the same yarn looked so different in the two patterns:
My dishcloth obsession has shifted, for now at least.
Have you ever been stumped by a seemingly simple pattern?