Friday, June 01, 2007

Eye Opener

These are sure to brighten your day.

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Who said washing dishes has to be boring?

I'm perhaps the last one out there to knit the Ballband Dishcloth recently made popular by Mason-Dixon, but I'm no stranger to knitting dishcloths. I cut my teeth (knitting-wise) on dishcloths back when I was a new knitter. I never counted how many I knitted, but it was a bunch. I used many of them myself, gave others to family members and the rest became my gift stash. Every so often I would dip into that stash and pull out a couple to include in a gift for a new bride. Well, this weekend I have a shower to attend and the stash has run dry, so I worked up these in the brightest colors I could find. The green actually matches something on the bride's gift registry, so it's a good bet she'll like them.

Just when I thought my dishcloth days were behind me, I now find myself wanting to make more of these. There will be opportunities. I know someone that will soon be in need of a housewarming gift and my own kitchen could benefit from a bright bit of hand knitted happiness.

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Pattern: Ballband Dishcloth
Yarn: Lily Sugar 'n Cream, 100% cotton
Colors: Hot Green & Summer Prints, Lazy Daisy & Hot Pink
Needles: US 6

10 comments:

  1. I think I can bump you from the last position. I haven't made those either (but I love the book, and have made at least a dozen of the baby bibs!). I think I might have to make some dishcloths for Tom and Karin, but I'll have to find some green cotton yarn, because green is Karin's color.

    Your dishcloths are so cheery!

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  2. I love this pattern for a dishcloth. They are nice and sturdy. Dishclothes do make great boat knitting :)

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  3. I love that pattern. I never get tired of making those - it's fun to dream up new color combos!

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  4. I've never knit a dish cloth sooooo you're definitely not last! Those are cheerful and I know would make a welcome housewarming!

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  5. You're not the last! I started it, but it looked too much like a brick wall. Everyone else's look great. Your's do, too! Maybe I shouldn't have used red and white. LOL

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  6. i made some dishcloths as teacher gifts this year...they were a hit! Love your color combos.... I am so excited that my colorways caught your eye! blue jeans is one of my favorite colorways too ;)

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  7. Get out! I was making dishcloths this weekend myself! Love this pattern - just printed it out to use soon. As usual, your choice of colors is perfection!

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  8. err...ahhh.... hmmmm...I think I am the one who said washing dishes was boring! Did you make the trip up north?

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  9. These dishcloths are beautiful, and the pictures are great.

    Caroline, the sockPixie

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  10. Love those dishclothes! WHat fun colors! I think I have you beat though... I don't have the Mason book nor have I even flipped through it yet.....

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~Tracy