Friday, June 27, 2008

Friday's Flowers

Today's flowers include these pretty blossoms found near John's favorite trout stream in Utah...

Hound's Tongue, Gypsyflower
(Cynoglossum officinale)

...and a blossom of the knitted variety.

Blossom Washcloth and Soap Sack
Pattern: Fiber Trends Bathtime Blossoms
Yarn: Dalegarn Stork, 100% Cotton
Color: 6
Needles: US 3 (3.25 mm) Straight

Instructions for two other flower-inspired washcloths and matching soap sacks are also included on Fiber Trends pattern leaflet #224x. The round shape of these cloths is achieved by knitting back and forth in short row wedges. The short rows are very easy to execute--just knit up to a specified point before the end of the row, then turn work. A total of eight connecting wedges make a complete circle. To finish, only one seam needs to be sewn with a whip stitch. The soap sacks are also knitted flat and seamed.

Folklore: Wearing a hound's tongue leaf in your shoe will ward off dog attacks.


  1. And I thought they were weeds. The washcloth is beautiful. I use the one you gave to me on special days.

  2. How lovely! Those would make great gifts!

  3. Beautiful flowers and dish cloth. Have a great weekend.

  4. The flowers are beautiful - and so are the washcloth and soap sack. I have some Dalegarn Stork - three skeins in 3 different colors. How much did you use for the cloth and sack? More than one skein?

  5. I can imagine anyone receiving the soapsack and cloth as a gift set would be thrilled. It's so pretty!

    I love finding odd flowers when hiking or visiting other areas. It's neat that you also learned the folklore behind that plant.

  6. I've never seen that flower before! Interesting folklore story that goes with it too! The washcloth/soap is beautiful...I just love that soft blue color! Found out today that my sister will be having a baby girl in November...I'll be doing some pink-colored knitting soon! Happy weekend to you & yours ((HUGS))Oh, and thank you for the lovely, supportive comment you left at my blog today :o)

  7. What a nice idea for a gift. It looks very soft. I have never seen a soap sack before. It looks interesting.
    Again, great idea's on your blog! Thank you for the inspiration. I never miss a post!

  8. That is a very pretty set! I need to find some cotton to use for things like that, when I want something a little nicer than sugar n cream.

  9. Love the knitted set and the flowers.

    I just caught up with the last few posts. What beautiful photography. Your shawl looks breath-taking in that wonderful setting.

    Thanks for sharing with us.

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