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.

10 comments:

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

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  2. How lovely! Those would make great gifts!

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

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  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?

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  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.

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  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)

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  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!

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  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.

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  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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