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Another Dishcloth

July 22, 2006

Before I get to the meat here, let me warn you: It's been almost 2 weeks since my last post and I actually have been doing stuff, so there are hopefully going to be a few new posts coming in fairly rapid succession. So, if you've visited and visited over the last couple of weeks and decided that I don't post very often, you might want to check back a little more frequently.

How's that for having unrealistic expectations of how important MY blog is to YOU?

Okay. Here's The Dishcloth That Didn't Want To Play.

July Dishcloth

... and it's friends:

July Dishcloth bonus

The dishcloth itself wasn't being bad. It was the yarn. It was made with Sugar 'N Cream (no problem there), but the color pattern didn't lend itself to the FIVE previous starts I'd made on it. This cloth had been started and stopped at various stages of completion that many times. It was always the same problem: The yarn overwhelmed the patterns I was trying. What's the point of doing delicate cables when they'd be swallowed up by the busy-ness of the yarn? Where did those nifty twisted stitches and eyelets disappear to? Sheesh. This baby DEFINITELY got a wash and a block before being sent out to my swap partner, just to make sure I hadn't stretched out the yarn.

Since I wasn't going to play its game again, I used up the whole derned ball on the other (smaller) dishcloth and the little bag. Maybe my swap partner will put a bar of soap in the bag, or something like that. The bag, btw, was made using the 'knitting in the round on two straight needles' technique.

Here's a pic of the dishcloth I received this month. It's SO soft (and with chocolates!), I'm thinking that this trip to the kitchen for a picture is the only time it will see that room. (Oh, and thank you Mr. W. for mopping the floor today!)

July rec'd cloth

I'm not sure how much farther I'm going to go with this swap, though I do have two cloths done and ready for a new home. I enjoy having a small project to do, but I also find myself avoiding some of the larger things for the instant gratification of a dishcloth!

Up next: The Meredith sweater is done! It was 107 degrees yesterday. Today it's only 95-ish, but you can open your mouth and chew the air (can we say humidity?). I know, I know, my buddies and family in The South are saying, "You think THAT's bad...." but, to quote a comedian I've heard....

  • "People in the [Pacific] Northwest have no concept of humidity without precipitation."

Oh, now that I'm done with the weather whine, to the point: Meredith is done. It's too freakin' hot and humid to put it on for a picture.


permalink 3 Comments:
At 7/22/2006 5:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous Babbled Back:  

Quite lovely stitch you used there. Wonderful.

At 7/22/2006 5:29 PM, Blogger cathych Babbled Back:  

I love that washcloth (the one on top). What is the pattern for that? You can post it on my blog if you want.

At 7/23/2006 8:24 AM, Blogger Coarine Babbled Back:  

the cloths are great I love them ... where did you get the bag pattern, its so cute? it has been WAY to hot an humid I agree (and my AC broke) ... :(

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