Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Happy Knitting

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This isn’t much of anything, just a dishcloth or whatever, but wow, it feels nice.  The yarn is Debbie Bliss Cotton Angora in the most perfect grayish-pale blue, and is soft enough for a baby’s pajamas.  When I pick up this little project, I can feel my breathing slow down.  There’s no real pattern here; it’s just a square done in two-row seed stitch with garter stitch edges.  Just as plain as vanilla, but it makes me feel good.  You know?  I’m not sure what will happen to the angora when I wash this in hot water, which it will need after I use it to scrub scrambled eggs off a frying pan, but I have to say I’m not really worried about it. 

17 comments:

  1. Dear Kristen, sometimes it's just so wonderful to use a really gorgeous yarn, no matter what the end result. I'm sure you'll create something special cos you always do! xxx

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  2. .....and thats it!!!!! ;oD
    xxxxx Ale

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  3. Knitting dishcloths is a wonderful idea! A really nice dishcloth is probably the only thing that could make scrubbing scrambled eggs off a pan less frustrating for me. This is beautiful! x

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  4. Such gorgeous yarn for a dishcloth? It looks like it could turn into the most luxurious scarf or bag. As I always say, you consistently make the most amazing things. x

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  5. Oh no no no, angora will felt and become very ugly! I know, I"ve spinned it, a friend has angora rabbits. Ït sounds like a really gorgeous yarn. Groetjes, Gerda

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  6. A dischcloth? Such a shame.
    And my breathing doesn't slow down while I am knitting. Since I am really impatient, I just want it to be finished so I go breathing rather quick.

    That is the reason why I only handcraft things that come quickly to a result. Have a look at:
    http://homeiswherethedachshundis.blogspot.be/

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  7. Don't use it as a dishcloth!! It is too lovely. I use one of my squares to smooth the windscreen on the inside of my car, it makes it perfectly clear and OK it gets a bit dirty overtime but NOOOO not scrambled eggs!!! Jo x

    http://joeveryday19.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/crochet-with-fabric

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  8. It's a lovely soft colour Kristen, and the seed stitch looks so neat. It does seem to beautiful to use for anything as prosaic as cleaning dirty dishes, but then again why shouldnt you have the enjoyment of using something beautiful every day?
    Think luxury dishcloths - cotton angora - "because I'm worth it"......!
    Enjoy!
    Gill xx

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  9. Nooooooooooooooooooooo! You must respect the beautiful yarn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    ;-)

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  10. It's really a pretty little piece, and I love that color too. You make the most beautiful things! :)

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  11. Yep, sometimes it's more about the process than the finish. Love the yarn. Those eggs aren't going to know what hit them.

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  12. Hi There, No,no!!!Not a dishcloth!!!That yarn is far too precious!!!Maybe just a special cleaning cloth!!!
    Love
    AMarie

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  13. Angora for a dish cloth, you are so funny!
    Yeah, I also always recommend to USE your stuff happily rather than store it away to spare it and let it gather dust...
    xxx
    Hilde

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  14. i need to make more dishcloths too, for my childrens homes and mine!

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  16. Oh no ... i'd use it as a facecloth instead of a dishcloth ... paired with a hand-made soap it would be utterly divine!

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