You need an antidote. My antidote of choice was some dishcloths. Since I had my pretty new Peaches and Creme cotton calling to me, I figured it wouldn’t hurt to cast of for some simple dishcloths. And just a couple of knitting hours later I had two. Yes, two clothes from one ball! And then I fossicked in my leftovers and found enough for a third cloth. Cute, huh.
The pattern is one that is new to me, sourced off Ravelry of course. It is the Reverse Mitre Dishcloth, and I chose it because you can make it as big or small as you want, which seemed like an excellent feature. You begin with just three stitches and increase with one yarn over either side of a central spine stitch every second row. And you just keep knitting until you like the height and width.
Believe it or not, it was my first mitred project, and I thought it was great. I have absolutely no idea where these will end up, but I figured a few dishcloths for my present box would never go astray.