Friday, October 05, 2007

Quick Fix!


After finishing the baby blanket I proceeded to get my quick fix...tried a couple of new dishcloth patterns and a new twist (thanks to CeElle for the inspiration) on a trusted old favorite - the ballband. When I saw the mosaic flower dishcloths on Ravelry I knew I had to give it a try. The pattern is part of a great little booklet called Lily Sugar 'n Cream Kitchen Kolors!. (#570821) For $3.95 (easy to find at Joann's and don't forget your 40% off coupons) you get a collection of 8 patterns 4 crocheted and 4 knitted. There is one crocheted one on the cover I am tempted to try. Ever since Monika has chronicled her mosaic blanket creation I have wanted to try my hand at mosaic squares, BUT hakucho and charts do not do very well together. I do not enjoy knitting with a chart. I don't know why. Maybe I need to concentrate too much. I get too frustrated...so when I realized that these instruction were written out I was very excited. For those of you like me who shy away from charts I'd recommend you give these a try. I can see these becoming very addictive with all the possible color combos.

Today, off I went to the post office early and mailed a package to my sister for her birthday. She's the one receiving these three cloths in addition to three more I had ready and waiting. All color coordinated. Hope she likes them.



Sure hope everyone has a lovely Columbus Day Weekend. Here in Massachusetts summer has returned. I've been a bad blogger lately, life really is busy at the moment. Sure hope things will slow down so I can visit all my friends and catch up with your news. Just know I wish you all well and you are all in my thoughts! Happy knitting :)

24 comments:

  1. I love those cloths. I have a coupon in my purse and I may have to take a little drive into town for that booklet. What a nice package for sis.
    I hope things slow down for you soon...you're not forgotten either.
    Hugs!

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  2. Beautiful dishcloths - she will love them.
    It's summer here again too. I'm ready for a cool off....

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  3. Very pretty! Makes me want to cast on for a few new dishclothes..

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  4. The mosaic flower is so pretty! Love them all.

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  5. Those are beautiful cloths! Love them. I've been busy too lately, seems there's something going around!! :)

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  6. oooooooh, what's not to like about those?! Your sister is lucky, lucky!

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  7. Those are beautiful. What a nice thoughtful gift!

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  8. Your dishcloths look awesome! There's nothing quite as fulfilling as a quick knit when you need.

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  9. You are not a bad blogger! You are a good blogger...good blogger! Anyhoo, those warsh rags are beautiful! Hope you knit some more...

    Ang

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  10. What pretty dishcloths! I can't wait till I'm finished with Christmas present knitting so I can restock my sad dishcloth supply! Yours are so pretty!

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  11. All wonderful dishcloth, and I understand how satisfying a quick knit can be! We all need a break from big projects from time to time, to keep the fun going! ;o)

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  12. I love all the dishcloths! You have a very lucky sister!! I'm also ready for some cooler weather!! Hopefully this week!!

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  13. All of those dishcloths are so pretty! Love them all!

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  14. What beautiful cloths. I love them all I may have to pick up that booklet.

    It has been hot here too, but a bit cooler and definitely less humid today with the promise of a cool front coming through.
    Happy Knitting and it sounds like crocheting too :)

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  15. Hey! Thanks for the tip for exteNding GFD! I should have thunk that! Glad you did!

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  16. I still can't get over that mosaic cloth. I keep coming back to it to look at it. What weight yarn is it done in? Do you have the pattern?

    ang

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  17. oh, what a lucky sister you have!

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  18. Great cloths. Love the result of using more than one color (hate juggling 2 balls of yarn though).

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  19. Those dishcloths are all so wonderful! Your sister must be so happy!

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  20. love the new dishcloths! they're so summery. :)

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  21. BEAUTIFUL! Don't you love the DW pattern... it's so quick and pretty

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