Tuesday, September 09, 2008

dishcloths or washcloths?

Okay, on Saturday evening I was knitting my latest pair of socks when the urge suddenly hit me to knit something fast. I'm a slow knitter. I love knitting socks, but I needed a hit of instant gratification.

I remembered that I had a ton of cotton yarn leftover from my dishcloth knitting days and started surfing for dishcloth/washcloth patterns. It was THEN I remembered that months and months ago I had signed up for Ravelry but had never really looked around. Well. Let me tell you, that is such an awesome resource!

I quickly found a Grandmother's favorite dishcloth pattern and had whipped up two before I knew it.



Then, on Sunday, I needed to make another and found this pattern for a Chinese waves dishcloth. This one makes a really nice think fabric.



It doesn't end there (of course). Last night I knit this one using this checkerboard pattern.



And here they are in all their pretty glory.



I think two will become new dishcloths and two (the white ones) will become new washcloths. How exciting.

Also...I had to re-install Picasa on my work computer and I didn't know that there was a new-to-me version out! I love it. It allows you to easily put text on photos (as you can see). I look forward to playing with it a bit more.

12 comments:

Crafty B said...

Oh my you have been busy! I love the cloths and the colours! You may have inspired me to have a go at knitting again.

Tammy (Mom to this crazy bunch) said...

The colors are great and I love the checkerboard pattern!

Brandy said...

These cloths look great! I really love the colors you used. The Chinese one looks very different. I wish you could do that with crochet!

Feli said...

Wow... I really love the last photo. It looks like a professional Photo shot.

lera said...

They are amazing! The waves and checkerboard look hard! Some day ...

Mary Sarah said...

They are all great! Love the colors! I've never seen the Chinese wave pattern before. I may have to try it.

Felicia said...

Love the dishcloths! I always knit dishcloths in the evening in front of the TV. Its my relaxation craft :) And wow, I love that you put your logo on your photo!

cici said...

i like those colors. i have a ton of cotton yarn for dishcloths, too. they are what i used to learn to knit with (on?)

homespunliving blog has a nice basketweave dishcloth, too.

Mrs.Kwitty said...

Ooh, they are so pretty!

Picassa--I have been seriously thinking about giving that a try--I am sick and tired of that finicky Photoshop elements! It's driving me nuts! The other day it took me 38 minutes to fix 6 pictures. Grrrr.

Smiles, Karen

Anne K. said...

Don't you love how something as simple and wonderful as garter stitch takes on such a comforting, wonderful texture in cotton? I'm with you - a simple knitting project is often an urge just too strong to resist!!

withinireland said...

I like the word DISHCLOTH better, myself.

Chara Michele said...

Those dishclothes/washclothes are so pretty!