Hi everyone! I hope you've had a good week. It sure is hard to get back into the swing of things this week, waking up at 6:00 am again. Thank god it's Friday!
I finally get to post the dish cloths I've been working on for Christmas. We gave my mom and dad a big basket of goodies for the holiday (alcohol, whiskey stones, kitchen soap, bar glassware, etc) and I included these.
(sorry the pics are blurry. I'm not sure what's going on with my camera phone lately. I don't have these anymore, so I can't take better pics, but you'll get the idea)
Both patterns are from a book I got from Knit Picks called Hearth and Home Collection by Kerin Dimeler-Laurence and are the Flora Dishcloths. All items are gorgeous from the book and I'm also working on a dish towel for my mom as well from the collection. I'll show that to you next Wednesday.
I used Knit Picks Dishie, the yarn called for in the pattern book. It was the first time I've ever used the yarn and let me tell you, for 100% cotton it was a dream. It makes me want to donate/sell every ball of Peaches and Sugar and Cream in my stash. It's $3.99 a ball, and I got a full (BIG, I think they're 10x10" or 11x11") dish cloth out of each ball, with enough left over to probably make a small dish cloth. I made both of these back to back, and my hands only started aching half way through the second one. Pretty impressive since I was working on them exclusively toward the end. They blocked like a dream. I'll be interested to hear how they wash/dry and absorb. I want a full report Mom (yes she reads the blog. LOL)! Anyway, I HIGHLY recommend this yarn, at least the knitting aspect of it!
That's it for me today. Have a fantastic weekend! We're going to Disneyland on Sunday, as it's the last day for the Christmas decorations and our black out dates are lifted for our annual passes. :)
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