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IamSusie
« on: April 21, 2006 12:20:07 PM »

Well, I discovered Lily's Sugar and Cream cotton and now I can't stop making dishtowels with it.  Here are my first attempts.  One is knit, but I like the crochet ones better:

These were the first ones:


Then I discovered the contrasting border.  I used the pattern on one of the skeins:



I think that the variegated yarn looks better in person than in the photos.  These will be little extra gifts for various mothers in my life for Mother's Day.

They work up pretty quickly, but that is because I am really obsessed.  I've finished others, but already gave them away and 2 are in the laundry right now.   
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« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2006 03:19:23 PM »

I like the ones with the contrasting border best.

You can never have too many dishclothes!  In my opinion  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2006 03:50:04 PM »

I started laughing when I read the part about being obsessed--I sooo understand.  I've knitted 6 dishclothes in the last 2 weeks and crocheted to granny-square style ones.  You can work on them anywhere and since I live in NC it's too darn warm to tote anything else around.  I love the colors you've chosen--they're so vibrant and the contrasting border is a great touch. Very nice!
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« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2006 11:47:42 AM »

these are great.  I really want to make some of these as a longer-lasting solution to sponges, but I don't think I have any cotton yarn.  I'll have to find some somewhere!
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« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2006 01:39:27 PM »

Awesome!  I crochet dishcloths out of the Sugar n'Cream yarn.  They are the best dishcloths ever!  Better than storebought!  Your towels are really neat.  The pattern made by the variegation on the teal-ish colored one in the bottom right is really neat!
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« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2006 09:49:31 PM »

I make a ton of dishcloths, too! I like to use the cotton yarn when I'm trying out new patterns. I make a square and see if I like how it turned out. If not, who cares AND I've got a dishcloth. And if I like it, I'll use it again and again.
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« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2006 08:16:36 AM »

I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one.  I love the feel of this cotton yarn so much I made my daughter a cute poncho.  I'll have to post a pic of it sometime.  I'm ready to branch out into other dishcloth patterns.  Someplace I saw a nice star that I want to try.

While making the poncho, I thought I really should make a nice cotton afghan for us, our other cotton sofa blanket is looking really ragged. The weight of cotton is so much nicer than the acrylic yarn I've ben using for other little things.  No wool for me until the weather gets cold again!

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