Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Granny does the dishes

Home bound with a laptop.  What do you do?  Click here.  Click there.  Buy more yarn and fabric.  I need to slow down the UPS truck.  Use up some old yarn stash.  This pile of cotton has been glaring at me for a while now.  I don't even remember what I bought it for.
Thank you Pinterest for keeping me busy and showing me the way.  I found this pattern which is really just a granny square dishcloth.  But the edging is so cute, and there is a nifty instruction to start your round with a chain 5 instead of three.  This works out great when you come around and hook back into it.  It gets rid of that chain 3 thingy that stands out at every round.  The yarn is Peaches and Creme, and I'm glad to finally put it to use so I don't feel so guilty every time I look at it.  
I made the blue one following the pattern which was 6 rounds of the main color, and it came out a whopping ten inches.  You could use it to wash your car, never mind the dishes.  So for the rest, I did 5 rounds, which brought them down to 9 inches square.  This worked out better anyway, because using a G hook with 100% cotton worsted yarn was like playing tug of war. 
The last time I made dishcloths was in the fall, and those are looking pretty tired by now.  These are bright and summery and when you pull open the drawer, they practically leap out at you, ready to clean up after a party.
Good news!  My doctor has given me the okay to start driving this week, so I'm looking forward to getting outta here for a spell.  First, I think I will go and dirty some dishes, so I can wash them with my new dishcloths!


  1. I like you new dishcloths, they are so bright and pretty.

  2. Your dishcloths turned out so pretty! It is so fun to use pretty things for ordinary tasks.

    1. Thank you Kathleen, for sharing your pattern!

  3. Oooh I envy you the driving! It's driving me nuts being stuck indoors and like you I've been buying yarn and I can't even crochet at the moment!
    Lovely little dishcloths, they look too pretty to use for the dishes.

  4. Do you know Lynne your header is fantastic because you almost feel as if you could step into that glorious spring picture.

    I smiled when you said you should slow down the delivery man. I have a tendency to purchase yarn and fabric when I am low or stressed: a little like eating chocolate, really only more expensive.

    You are right your granny squares are so summery and joyful AND have doubtlessly left you feeling virtuous because you used up some stash yarn.


  5. Dear Lynne, I like your dishclothes. But expecially colors are so cute... They seem like colorful flowers.. Good idea and good work..

  6. They're so pretty! They make it look like Spring has sprung :)
    Jane x

  7. I am so pleased to see this post! My sis-in-law has asked me to make her some dishcloths and I didn't really know where to start. I love yours - they are fantastic!!!! Thank you so much for the inspiration.

    Have a fab week hon.

  8. Oooooh very pretty! Use a laptop too. :D
    Glad you'll soon be able to be out and about.


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