Friday, July 23, 2010

Somebody stop me!

Do you think I have enough cotton dish cloths? Since my last post, I have made a ton more and just keep going. My Mom jumped on the band wagon and made a circular one, which is adorable and keeps from boredom setting in on the standard square ones! I had her teach me the pattern in the parking at the golf course yesterday! Yes, we are obsessed crafters!!! I get that from her!

Here is my current stack - crazy huh?

Half the fun is switching out the color and trying new combinations. These will make great little "filler" gifts throughout the year. Just grab two that go together and wrap them with a pretty ribbon and.....instant gift! Put them in a cute gift basket with other kitchen items or a coffee mug with coffee, tea, and honey! Adorable and VERY easy to make!

Here is the circular one that my Mom taught me. It crochets up just as quickly as the square ones and has a much cuter look. I think this might be my new favorite!!

I also wanted to make use of the little pieces of cotton left over that wasn't enough to make anything with. So I decided to try making your standard granny square to use up the scraps. I like this as well!!! A good crafter NEVER wastes the end of the skein.

Anyone interested in trying to make their own dish cloths, there are tons of free patterns online. There is also a great site called Ravelry that is the best thing that has happened to me on the computer. It is a knitting and crochet community where you can find tons of patterns, both for sale and free. After you register, you can add photos of your projects, get tips on yarn, share ideas and just share your passion with others. I have met many wonderful online friends through Ravelry. You must check it out!!!!!
Happy Friday!!!!


The Apple Pie Gal said...

How do you find the time?? Or do you just never sit still? I already know the answer to that question! Tea and Honey, huh? Is that a hint-hint?

Jen said...

"Knitting and crochet community online"'re cute :-)

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