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Saturday, July 10, 2010
I've been a dirty girl....apparently
I guess that is why I have been crocheting up so many dish/wash cloths lately. I have a TON of other crochet projects that I have been needing to complete. But my craft ADHD kicks in and I find that a small dishcloth frequently suits my attention span best. Plus, I like learning new stitches on them. Good thing I have a monthly swap to help keep my dishcloths flowing out of the house. And they are my new go-to gift for friends. I mean, everybody can use a dishcloth, right? Aw well. Even if they can't - it keeps me out of trouble.
These spa cloths are inspired by a fellow crochet-er, whose work I just ADORE. Her name is Ellen and you must check out her fabulous blog. I love to check it out not only for her fab crochet work, but because she blogs about old LA, and that is not far from where I grew up. She has great old photos on her blog that remind me of the stories my parents have told me about growing up in Southern CA many, many years ago. Oh yeah, the spa cloths are the first time I used Lion Brand Nature's Choice organic cotton. Very soft stuff.
The three designs above are all recent pattern from Lion Brand. All very easy and very, very fast. I used Lion Cotton and some Sugar n' Cream.
Can you tell I found a new pattern book? The ones above are from The Big Book of Dishcloths. Again, super easy designs. I think I like this spiral design better than the Lion Brand ones however. Red Heart Eco-Cotton for those two and the tri-color circle one and Sugar n' Cream for the square.
These are my faves of the batch. I love the doily look of them but I was able to still use worsted weight yarn. Way easier pattern than I thought. And surprisingly fast. Pattern from same book as above.
Anywhoooo, that's my crochet work as of late....with more on my hooks. Sickness, I tell 'ya...it's a sickness....
Wife to a VERY understanding man (even if he does roll his eyes and duck back into his garage way too much); mother to three maniacs,crafter, professional volunteer, crazed maniac in her own right...yep, that about covers it for now.
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