Tuesday, January 15, 2008

My little dishcloth factory

This is what happens when you're struggling with a cold , want to knit something but the brains have left the building . That and my supply of dishcloths is dwindling to almost zero. I knit 5 actually , but two are now in my neighbours' kitchen . The flower petal ones are a free online pattern by Hazel Schrock . A really easy , fun knit that looks more complicated than it is. The other is my plain vanilla standby , found on the ballband of Bernat Handicrafter 100% cotton years ago . I love using these because you just can't wear them out no matter how many times you wash them and throw them in bleach to disinfect them . There's always someone knitting these up for church bazaars and fundraisers . They usually sell like hotcakes, so obviously I'm not the only one who likes them.

I had a rather nice surprise today . I participated in the Ravelry Scarf Exchange, but the person who was supposed to knit for me didn't follow through . I was a little bummed out but still happy that I kept up my end. That's the chance you take when you do this kind of exchange. Today I received an unexpected email from a very kind knitter in New Zealand who has volunteered to be my Knitting Angel . Since she's already knit a scarf for someone else , I'd like to pay that kindness forward. I haven't decided exactly what I'll do (charity knitting or make a donation to Medecins sans Frontiers in her name) but a very big thank you Marjorie .


lexa said...

That's great that someone is being your Scarf Saviour!

Dishcloths can be addictive. I don't think I ever make less than three at a time, usually more.

Kathleen said...

I participated in the One Skein Secret Pal swap. I got my knitted gift over a year after. I never lost faith and she did finally pull through. Just had alot going on in her life as well as little children.