Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Happy Handtowel.



After knitting a dozen dishcloths during the past few weeks, it was suggested I should try something more challenging. So I graduated to a handtowel in a sunny yellow. I am putting the knitting needles away for a while and dusting off the sewing machine to work on some patchwork, which is probably my favourite craft of all.

Friday, March 16, 2012

The Dishcloth and Waiting Room Connection


I have been keeping a couple of very special people company lately and a lot of that time has been spent in waiting rooms. So, I have been knitting cotton dishcloths using crochet cotton I have found in op shops for $1 a ball. I cast on 40 stitches using two strands, on size 12 needles and knit until I think the cloth is big enough, usually the span of my hand. Each ball makes two cloths and they are great to use because of the way the garter stitch picks up the crumbs. They machine wash really well.