Thursday, September 06, 2007

knitting...

Since I missed Rhonda's dishcloth swap, I decided I'd knit a few for myself. My other knitting project has hit a rough spot and will take some time and concentration to figure out~ perfect for when the weather gets colder and there is not so much outdoor work. The dishcloths knit up quickly and are very portable~I've taken them along with me whenever I know there will be time spent sitting.
I used Lion Brand 100% cotton worsted weight in 'natural' and 'poppy red' for the stripe.
And if you are interested in the patterns, Rhonda has a link to Dishcloth Boutique in her sidebar.

I also wanted to mention that Kelli and her husband have created on online magazine called Seasonal Delights ~

"Seasonal Delights is a quarterly online magazine for young ladies and their mothers, but can be enjoyed by anyone who loves celebrating the joys of each passing season! " (from There Is No Place Like Home)

~so if you haven't seen it already, you may like to check it out. I just downloaded my copy last night and it is wonderful!!



34 comments:

  1. They're lovely dishbloths, Deb. Well done.

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  2. Your dishcloths are lovely, Deb! Knitted or crocheted dishcloths are my favourites to use in the kitchen. Thanks for the link for the patterns! ♥

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  3. I make some of my own dishclothes also, and love how they look the first few times I use them. Then...yuck. That's my incentive to keep on making more!!! Yours are especially sweet, with the red stripe down the center!

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  4. Anonymous6:50 PM

    I want to buy some!! They are so cute. Would you consider putting them in your store?
    Elise

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  5. I started knitting a dishcloth, but the pattern I chose was too hard, and I think I need to pick something easier and start again (I am a real beginner). I really like the cloth with the red stripe that you knitted, can't wait until I know how to add different colours. Did you use the Checkerboard Washcloth pattern for that one?

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  6. LOUISE~the dishcloth with the red stripe is the Purled Ladder Cloth, and the other one is the Baby Fern Stitch, both from the Dishcloth Boutique website.
    ELISE~I'd be happy to put some for sale in my shop; I will try to add them early next week.

    Deb

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  7. Oh excellent. Thanks for letting me know!

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  8. Deb ~ I, too, LOVE the dishcloth with the red stripe. It's beautiful! Thank you for posting the pattern name and the link. I will have to try it. I am making a very simple one now called Chinese Waves, and it's turning out very nice. Thank you for the pictures of yours.

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  9. Those dishcloths look so nice hanging on the drainer, can you bear to use them! I'm off to check out that link.

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  10. I love making dishcloths--sitting in my chair quietly knitting them at night is such a peaceful and meditative act that helps me relax. I'm going to try some in colors like yours because they look so very French to me--I have a thing about that lately. Thank you for the link.

    I discovered Seasonal Delights yesterday, too, and wrote about it on my blog today. What a lovely magazine!

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  11. I would give my left arm for that farmhouse sink!

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  12. I've never used knitted or crocheted dishcloths but I see them used all over bloglandia. Your's are so pretty I'd hate to get them dirty! I'd buy some if you put them for sale in your shop.

    Manuela

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  13. Oh, those dishcloths are wonderful! I have a couple of yellow ones finished and need to add some more to my supply. The yarn and the needles are ready and waiting for me to start! I think I'll try Baby Fern Stitch - it is so 'me'. Thanks for the inspiration. ~Adrienne~

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  14. Deb, your dishclothes are gorgeous. I haven't had time to visit for a while so I've been looking back over your summer harvesting. You have been very busy.

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  15. Your dishcloths are very pretty, Deb!

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  16. I can't believe your going to use those as dishclothes. Well I understand that's what you made them for, but all that work for dishes !!! There again it will make doing the dishes a more pleasurable task !

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  17. My mother used to knit me some dishcloth. I will have to ask her to make me more!! Thank you for sharing with us and love your pictures :)

    Have a great weekend!

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  18. Your are so amazingly gifted and talented...I want to be like you when I grow up...I'm 50...do you think that will ever happen?? I do love the knitted dishcloth...a friend of mine always has these on hand b/c her mom makes them...they really are great...yours are some of the prettiest I've seen...

    Blessings...
    "T"

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  19. Your dishcloths are so pretty, Deb! Also, thank you for sharing about our magazine...you are very sweet!
    Kelli

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  20. Oh we are on the same page I have been knitting wash clothes too (although now I am on to a shawl). I love that poppy red, I have several skeins of it. Clarice

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  21. Cute dish cloths. I like how the red striped one compliments and repeats the red in the embroidered curtains.

    Jody

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  22. Dear Debbie, I just wanted to let you know I tagged you for a name game. Go check out my blog xoxoxo Clarice

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  23. Deb - Your dishcloths are the nicest I've ever seen. I love when beauty and functionality (is that a word???) mesh with the things we use in our homes everyday.

    Knitting dishcloths can be habit forming!

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  24. Loving your dishcloths! Sooo pretty! I've just discovered your blog...so much good stuff to read! C'mon over to my blog sometime, and feel free to leave comments! ♥

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  25. I never thought of making dishcloths....what a great and fun idea. They look nice..
    Mary

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  26. I really like your knitted dishcloths. I also like projects that are portable (like my granny squares), makes it so easy to get a little bit done at spare moments. After I have finished my squares, I just might give one a go.

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  27. Your dishcloths are wonderful & look so nice over your drainer.

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  28. I was wondering if you have ever made any to sell. I do not knit, but I would love to have one or two. I would like to know if you do and if you do, how much would you charge. Could you email me at simplicity@superpa.net Thank you!!
    Peggy

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  29. I just love the dish clothes. You have inspired me to try my hand at it since I have some lovely cotton thread to try with.
    I really like your dish drainer and was wondering where you got it. It looks so unique. I'd love to find one like it if possible! Thanks for sharing, too!

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  30. oh how i would love to learn to knit!!! All your pictures of outside your home and everything...are just beautiful! i love farms and country living!!! :)

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