Tuesday, November 18, 2014

An 8-link post. Spreading the blog love.

While in the throes of making wonky colored quilt blocks, I did a complete U turn and started to crochet dish cloths.  I don't get it at all.  I don't even try to analyze my actions any more.

Thanks goes to Meredith, who made about a bazillion of these (and others) for the holidays.  The power of suggestion is strong in blog land. This is the Primrose dishcloth pattern, which had a broken link for a while, but has been resurrected over at Love the Bluebird.  I made a few of these a couple of years ago, and used them until they turned to rags.  The pattern is super easy and fast.  Grab some cotton yarn and an H hook, and you'll have one or two done before you need to wash the dinner dishes.

I'm also making this scarf right now, but am waiting on more yarn so I'll just show you when it's all done. Kristen made one too, so you can go have a look while you're waiting for me to finish mine.

I just finished the Orient Heights scarf made out of a bulky Louisa Harding that I had squirreled away to make a poncho that never happened.  It's really a pretty blue, very warm, and well, bulky.  I'll have to wait for a trip to Tahoe to wear this, it's just never cold enough here in the valley unless I want to go out at say, 3 o'clock in the morning.  No.

Do you like fish tacos?  I tried a new sauce recipe for fish tacos and it was quite amazing.  I used fresh cilantro and a jalapeno pepper and it was like a party in my mouth.  If you don't have a food processor, I'm sure a blender would work fine.
My latest inspiration for the holidays came from Katrin's blog.  There is an Advent calendar tutorial over on Quiltmania, and she has already completed 4 of the blocks, maybe more by the time I'm done fiddling with this post, and I have been compelled to join in.  There is a new block released every day (except weekends) up to Dec. 15th., and they are already on block 5.  I have completed 2 so far, but I am finding that I'm so anal about every little bit and bob that goes into it (plus I'm spending a lot of time searching my craft bins for said bits and bobs), that it's really taking me a long time to make just one.  If you decide to join in, be forewarned, all the instructional videos for each block are in French.  But they are well done, and it's easy to figure out how to proceed.

Heading off to start block three. Toodles.


  1. Love your dishcloths -- thanks for the link -- and love the scarf, and you know I love some fish tacos! Fun post.

  2. I am following you so I can take a good look around your blog. I have enjoyed what i have seen so far.

  3. Love the advent blocks, and the crochet - I'm still at the one stitch again and again level, but one day I'll progress!!!!

  4. Your crocheted flowers are far too pretty to be dishcloths! And your Advent squares are really beautiful too!

  5. My goodness you are busy. Thank you for the links and of course the link back to my blog.
    Hugs and I have to say that blue scarf is gorgeous,

  6. I love your squares! I have to make the next one right away.

  7. Your sweet little dish clothes almost make me want to learn how to crochet! And the Advent blocks are fabulous. LOVE that scrappy, vintage charm.:)

  8. You're so right about the power of suggestion--might be gonna go make some dishcloths myself, now. I can't wait to see your scarf. Want fish tacos for dinner. (You do this to me every time!) :)

  9. Such cute dishcloths. I might even enjoy the dish pit if I had cute ones like that

  10. Love the dishcloths! Love the blocks! So fun!
    xo Kris

  11. Thank you for sharing the dish cloth pattern. I do love it and others should too :) I think I'll make some more... lol


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