Monday, April 11, 2011

Crocheted dischloths

This is my idea of a productive day.  I crocheted four dishcloths, didn’t get another thing accomplished, and found the dishcloths were enough. 
I don’t know what it is about these little useful things that make me so happy, but there definitely is something.  There’s a certain sense of pioneer lady about stitching up something I need; a potholder, a dishcloth, a whole entire quilt.  It just makes me feel so great, and (except for the quilt) it only takes a few minutes.  That’s a lot of bang for the buck!
I probably would have made more than four, but I ran out of cotton yarn color choices.  I know!  I ran out of yarn!  Must remedy this situation immediately.   I added another main color round just before the edging, because they were turning out a little small.  And check out that gorgeous handpainted bowl up there—my mom brought that back for me from Portugal.  Ooooooh!  Lovely. 
Well, as part of my ongoing personal quest to use the pretty things in my life, I am off now to do the dishes, even that scrambled egg frying pan.

7/16/12: It looks like this pattern has been taken down, and I don't have it  to share--sorry 'bout that!  Please check the comments for some great alternative patterns.  Thanks for your help!

12/21/15:  This thing has got LEGS...this (free!) pattern at Ravelry is a great substitute.  Have fun!