Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Waffles are good for breakfast AND doing the dishes!

Just finished another dishtowel. I based this towel on the Waffle Knit Dishcloth by Homespun Living. Ever since I saw this cloth on Cat's blog...I knew it was just waiting to be turned into a dishtowel.

My striped millend yarn didn't quite behave they way I would have liked it to...but I guess it looks fine for a dishtowel.
Here's a closeup of the pattern stitch, perfect for a towel.
It even looks good on the wrong side!
Does anyone know what this is used for? I found in with some of my mother's knitting stuff. I don't have a clue what it is :)
Look what Melanie gave to me:
Here is a list of my inspiration, all of my knitting blogging friends who make my day happy when I read their blogs and all the wonderful comments they leave for me. I bestow upon each and everyone of you this award:
Melanie - lil knit of this & that
Cat - Cat's Crafty Corner
Opal - The Akamai Knitter
Ang - Angelarae Knits
Ann - Auntie Ann Knits
Nora - Black Dog Knits
Amy - Bumpy Doink
Deborah - Deborah's Daily Dilemmas
Becky - Episode 1: In which she knits and plays harmonica
Toni - Foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains
Marie - Homestead Lutheran Academy
Jeanne - Jeanne Knits
Jennifer - Knit Wit Girly
Deb - Knottykitty Knits
Rhoda - Left-handed Knitting in the World of Right-Handers
Lindy - Made By Lindy
Missy - Missy's Knitting/Crafting Mess
Monica - Monica Knits ...A LOT!!
Ren -Ren Knits ^^
Allison - Res Ipsa Knit With Her
Marie - smariek knits
Monika - Smoking Hot Needles
Christina - The Wonderful World of Teenuh
Melody - Knitphomaniacs
Rohanknitter-Weathertop Farm
Janice -Willow Way Knitting
Rachel -Yarn Over
Sophia - Yarn over Manhattan

This list is just the tip of the iceberg...I could go on and on for days if I tried to list everyone who inspires me. Thank you Melanie for giving me such a wonderful award :)

Here are the rules:
Give the award to up to 10 people whose blogs bring you happiness and inspiration and make you feel so happy about Blogland! Let them know by posting a comment on their blog so that they can pass it on. Beware! You may get the award several times!


  1. Thank you, Hakucho! I'm flattered!

  2. Wow, thanks! You make my day, too.

    As to the mystery item, here's what it is -- you wind your laceweight onto the bobbin, hook it over the arm of your chair with the square-ish end, and knit away without tangles! OK, that's only a WAG (wild-a**ed guess).

  3. wow..thank you. I'm glad I have your blog to read as well. :) and as far as the mystery thing goes...i haven't a clue.

  4. Thanks, Deb! That's too kind! Love the second dish towel as much as the first one! :o)

  5. OH I so love your towel. Isn't that pattern awesome. I think it makes a nice, crisp, clean design.

    Awwww thank you so much, you are so sweet. Your blog is one on my list that I read and really enjoy, it brings brightness to my days.


  6. Please let us know when you do find out what that mystery object is. If I had to guess I'd say it was some kind of ball winder.

    Thank you for the award! How sweet.

  7. aww - thank you so much!! you made my day...seriously!

  8. Thanks so much! You just made MY day! Thanks for always leaving such nice comments on my blog. I love reading yours! Your towel is beautiful! I like the way the stripes look.

  9. I love the towel too. How many balls of cotton did it take?

    Congratulations on the award too, you sure deserve it. Some of your favorites are my favorites too, small world, huh?

  10. Oh, thank you! You also make my day! :)

  11. Thanks, Deb!! You are so sweet and a special friend:)


  12. Thanks so much, Hakucho! I really appreciate all the comments you leave on my blog, too. It makes my day!

    Hmmm, as to the unknown mystery object, I know I've seen one once before, but my brain isn't registering what it could be. Now I'm dying of curiosity!

    Great job on the dishcloth!

  13. You're very welcome. You were one of the first people I thought of.
    Omg, that's an awesome towel. I really like the size of this one. It looks bigger than the last one.
    And...ummmm, I have no idea what that thing is. lol If you find out, let us know.

  14. i absolutely adore that towel!! what are you talking about the stripes not coming out as you would've liked?? I didn't notice a thing!! thank you so very much for the award! your comments on my blog make my day so don't be surprised if I tag you back! ;)

  15. Thank you! I'm very flattered, and appreciate all your nice comments on my blog too! Great dishtowel - you are really tempting me to start one!

  16. Thank you so much. You make my day too. I love your dish towel.
    You will no doubt be tagged back several times

  17. Oh, thank you! I think you definitely inspire me to do better knitting work, and to be a better cook, for sure! Thank you for all your sweet comments on my blog, about my son and my projects. It's great to have a new friend who understands the *importance* of knitting. :)

  18. Thank You!!! I always find your projects and lovely comments so inspiring. I'll have to pass this award on.

  19. By the way I love the dishtowel. The color combo is so bright and cheery!!!

  20. Returning the compliment and thank you very much!!!

  21. Thanks :-) And I feel the same about your blog!! Let us know if you figure out the knitting tool....

  22. I like your dishtowel -- the colors are great! Your mystery item looks like some sort of bobbin, at least to me! Take care!! :)

  23. Thanks, Doll, for thinking of me and including me in such awesome company! I'm speechless! and, for me, that's quite an phenom!

  24. Aww, you're such a sweetheart. You make my day too! :)

    Your dishtowel is awesome. I love the stripes! I think the millend yarn behaved quite well!

  25. Thanks so much!! Your blog alwasy makes my day also.
    Let us know if you find out what they mystery item is!!

    ps. nice dishcloth!

  26. Could it be a yarn winder? I've not made dish cloths/ or towels. In my mind the towels look like they'd be too thick to work well; though quite pretty...think I might prefer to have them as decorations or perhaps placemats?
    Swing by for a visit. Always fun to see projects someone else's made.

  27. Check my blog after tonight for your award! Thanks for nominating me :-)

  28. oooh, what a great dishtowel! it looks like it would be really absorbent!

    also, thank you for the blog award! i hope to post it sometime soon... i'm always running behind on that stuff!

  29. I just love that dishtowel, even the colors...hmm, I might just have to make one of those....

  30. Deb I am back to say that...

    YOU MADE MY DAY and I told you so on my blog today.

  31. Hi,

    I was just visiting your blog, from my sister's (Rachel)...I like the dish cloth and the size. Most of the dish / wash cloths I've seen have been small. I like large ones like this.

    Also, I was very curious about the tool that you posted a picture of. It looks like a vintage ball winder for yarn or something like that. The squared off edge looks like it would fit onto a table or counter and then the spool is for a yarn wind around. :) Anyway, I was intriqued by it, but in my web search I couldn't find it...without knowing the name of what it is. Ha!

    Anyway, nice to stop by...Angie (tuttletime)

  32. Thanks so much for the award! I'm tickled pink & can't begin to say how many times you have made mine!

    Your waffle towel is awesome! I love the stripes and the pattern. :)

    The do-hickie is beyond me..please let us know...

    Gosh, it's good to be back in blogland, thanks for letting me know my test made it through. :)

  33. Thank you so much!!! I am so honored!!!

    I love that dishtowel. That strange instrument is quite mysterious looking... Is that wooden part a spool? Could it be hooked onto something and be used as a bobbin?


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