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I have been crafting my little heart out, preparing presents for our family for the holidays. Knitting, crocheting, candle making, papercrafting, no craft left behind!
I have been on a dishcloth kick lately. Who doesn’t love dishcloths? (That was a rhetorical question, if you don’t, please don’t tell me. And if you don’t love them, yet find yourself receiving some of mine, please let me know. I won’t hold it against you, pinky swear.)
I can crochet a few of these in an evening. Great stashbusting project for my huge cotton yarn stash. Plus, they are super functional!
This is less than half of what I have done in the past week or so. Anyone want a dishcloth?
I received this blanket when Conn was born and don’t know who gave it to me. I think that it came from Mom, but I don’t think that she made it. I am pretty sure she didn’t make it.
Anyway, I love the stitch pattern and want to make one just like it in a different color but I can’t figure out the stitch pattern for the life of me. I can’t even figure out which is the right side/wrong side or up/down.
Uh, rather, on the hook.
I have been working on a couple of crochet projects recently…
I got word that my FIL was in need of some new dishrags, and I am only too happy to come to his rescue. Dishrags are probably my favorite thing to crochet or knit. Usually crochet because I can do one from start to finish in about an hour while sitting in front of the tv at night with DH when the kids are in bed. Instant gratification at its best. Just your basic sc, sc tbl, dc variations.
I also started a Granny square blanket. And as luck would have it, my Granny fell in love with the color (the green) while she was here, so guess who’s getting this one. Shh, family people that read this blog…don’t spill the beans, mmkay?
My house is clean, the BTH is napping and I am just about to pick up my knitting and get some work done.
I have previously professed my love for knitted dishcloths multiple times. In fact, I always have a dishcloth in progress on the needles. The fabulous ball band pattern is easy to adjust and memorize. And I think it is purdy. But, lately my ballbands haven’t been getting much action. I know you are wondering why. Well, I have fallen in love with tawashi. What’s a tawashi? It is a little scrubby thing that is used ta-washi-your-dishes. I am not making this up. Evidently it is all the rage in Japan (although I totally missed it when we were there last month), there is even a Ravelry group for it, “Tawashi Town”. Go join, it is fun.
You just basically use up your scraps of acrylic yarn (we all have them, admit it!) and create these little fun things. Then you go scrub your pots with them.
Wishy Washy Fishy Tawashi (with some Yen from our trip)
Pattern found here: Knitting Knonesense
Then, there is the little fun scrubbies that knit up lickety split:
Pattern found here: Kinitability
Speaking of Japan and knitting, I did do a little stash enhancing while there. Not much. Noro was easily as much if not more than what it is online including shipping, so I only came home with one skien of Kureyon for myself.
And this cute little crocheted froggy kit. The kick in the pants is that the pattern is in Japanese. And I don’t read/speak Japanese. Not sure what I expected…huge “duh” moment when I realized that one.
I always make things harder than they need to be.