Today's flowers include these pretty blossoms found near John's favorite trout stream in Utah...
...and a blossom of the knitted variety.
Blossom Washcloth and Soap Sack
Pattern: Fiber Trends Bathtime Blossoms
Yarn: Dalegarn Stork, 100% Cotton
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.