Monday, July 9, 2012

Can there really be too many dishcloths?

I enjoy methodical and tedious work.  I do not know why.  There is something about the repetitiveness that brings me balance I suppose.  That explains a great deal about my crochet work as well.  I love even work and I think dishcloths provide the perfect way for me to achieve that.  I spent a good part of my weekend crocheting dishcloths, in spite of having the Etsy special order to work on.  Here are some pics of the ones I finished.

You can't tell really in this pic, but the color is a bright pink.  I enjoy combining colors that contrast to make fun dishcloths. 

 As you can see I love using the ribbed pattern for just about everything I crochet these days...

Now this one is a bit funky.  It's not for everyone, but I think that's what makes it even more appealing.  I didn't use the ribbed pattern on this on; just a straight sc and I think it came out alright. 

 I've called this one Shabby Chic.  It kind of reminds me of that style.  All of these are done using the scraps in my cotton stash.
 This one is by far my favorite.  How bold and bright is this? 
Well, I have quite a few more I didn't take pics of...  Now I just am not sure what to do with them.  Do I list them on Etsy or simply give them as gifts?  Part of me feels since they are not part of a set it would be senseless to list them singularly on Etsy.

The heat was really unbearable this weekend.  I overdid it on Friday mowing grass.  I felt sick to my stomach and just lied about the rest of the day and evening.  After that I tried to avoid the heat on Saturday and Sunday as much as I could.  The horses fared well during the heat.  I kept their water clean and cool, fans going and checked on them quite often.  They were very happy when the heat wave broke last evening.  We all were.  We didn't get much in the way of rain, but the temps were a good 20* lower. 

I hope this finds you all doing well! 


  1. They all look nice Red - I think my favorite is the bold and bright one too. :)

  2. Thanks Debi! They are so fun to make.

  3. I really like them and I am fascinated by the stitch, I have never made it. Glad the heat has let up for you and those wonderful horses.

  4. Thanks Meredith. It's just a drop stitch. I sc and then drop down to the row below and make a double. So easy but has an interesting look to it.