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Topic: Rubba-dub-dub: first washcloths!  (Read 1233 times)
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Knotmad
« on: August 11, 2010 05:11:53 PM »

I made my first washcloths after my aunt gave me one that was hand made and I learned to love using it. I have made hats and scarves and other more complicated projects, but I had never done a washcloth before. So proud that I did a pretty one instead of an idiot washcloth. I used Anna Peck's pattern on ravelry at: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/unique-basketweave-washcloth.

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My first, with feet (forgive):





This one was for my boyfriend. The yarn was skinnier than what the pattern called for, so I made the whole thing bigger. He asked for a blue one and I couldn't believe how long it took to find a blue cotton that was not embarrassingly girlie. Ended up very happy with this color and that it was recycled fiber.





Woot! Glad I get the rest of the skein to play with. He was very happy with it.
I love comments! Thanks for looking!
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rmpbklyn
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2010 08:05:27 PM »

those are nice colors. they are too pretty to use.
put them in a basket or dish soap in restroom ....
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your.bestnightmare
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2010 05:53:08 AM »

I love them! I'm thinking I might have to make some of my own.
And I love how your toe nails match the first one Tongue
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« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2010 07:55:52 AM »

I really like the colors you used, not too manly and not too girly!  Also-- love the color of your toenails Smiley
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Knotmad
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2010 02:37:42 PM »

Thanks for the craftster lovin'! Glad you like them (and my toenails). I learned a better technique for holding the yarn when I made the green one. Got more practice on the blue one. I am driving back to MN this weekend with my dad, so now I might be able to make more in the car AND enjoy the scenery! 
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Jane2
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2010 07:44:16 PM »

The second one, in blue, shows a lot of improvement over the first, green cloth - the stitches are more even.
Have you just started knitting - or are these just your first washcloths?

Super fantastic if a beginner knitter! Great work if your first cloths but you have been knitting for a while!

BTW, there are lots and lots of dishcloth knitting groups on the Internet. (Do a Search for "Yahoo group dishcloth knitting" (or similar words)
Most groups provide two dishcloth patterns each month, a few rows per day. And they have an accumulation of past patterns on file. As well as a place to go ask questions of knitters who have been working on exactly the same pattern as you have.
(I think the idea behind the few rows a day is to permit people to keep up, those who do not have much time during the day to knit.)

Happy knitting whatever you do next,
Jane2 here (Janey on knitting blogs or groups)
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pinkiequeen
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2010 08:02:26 PM »

those are so pretty, great job!
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