Project Name: Red Dishcloth
Quidditch has been a great inspiration/excuse to craft several things I have been planning for ages. This year I'm attempting to craft my Christmas presents over the course of the summer, so that I won't have anything to make in December. I'm crafting lots of *useful* homemade items in bulk, like liqueurs, spice blends, soup & bread mixes, and crocheted dishcloths. I have to say I was inspired to try making dishcloths by pinkleo
, who sent me 7 of them two Christmases ago, and a few bonus ones last year. While I was initially afraid to use them because they were so pretty, I've found I absolutely adore them, and love not having to buy tons of sponges each month that just have to be thrown away.
So, in order to "get my eye in" a bit as Ron might say, I curled up on the couch on most of Saturday and Sunday, and re-taught myself some basic crochet. The first result was my Chaser project. A super simple, bright red dishcloth. I even braved how to change colors, so I could do a contrast border. (Though I'm sure the second I wash it, the ivory will turn pink.
) I also have to say a big thank pinkleo for sending me the yarn and pattern book for 99 dishcloths!
Project Name: ROUND Dishcloths
Ok, so obviously in the above post I mentioned that I had to re-teach myself some basic crochet. Here's a secret though.... I *never* managed to learn to work in rounds before. Actually, the only crochet I ever really managed to do was making long winter scarves, with just the double crochet stitch, out of knobbly yarn, that could hide my mistakes. Every time I tried to teach myself to make something round, it would turn into a big cone shaped mess. It seemed that working in the round would always defeat me....
This weekend I was determined to change that! So, here is the result. Not just one, but TWO round dishcloths! I was pretty impressed with myself over the teal one. It has spaces and bobbles!
Well, they might not be impressive to everyone else, but I'm overjoyed with myself for focusing on something and working hard until I got it right. Thanks pinkleo for making us push ourselves to new heights of crafting!!!