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« on: July 27, 2017 04:24:37 PM »



I've had this cone of peach-colored cotton yarn for a long time. I think it was on clearance and I bought it to use as an inexpensive alternative to string in my classroom. At some point, I took it home (I think I started a random crochet project during an after school program and took the project home to finish...I have a dishcloth in this yarn, so I'm guessing that was it...).

I recently took a trip to Canada, and since my friend was doing all of the driving, I needed something to keep myself from going stir-crazy in the car. Enter the cone of yarn. Since it isn't my favorite color, I wanted to use it up, so I figured that a dish towel would do the trick. I used the linen stitch (also called the moss stitch, I think: single crochet one, chain one for a row, then in the next row, put a single crochet in every chain space, and a chain between each single crochet). Then, when I thought it was big enough, I chained a loop, and then crocheted a bunch of single crochets into the loop.

It took longer than expected but, sadly, it didn't make much of a dent in the cone of yarn. Since I gifted this one to my friend, I'll have to make another for myself... maybe even two...
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« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2017 05:46:51 PM »

Excellent towel! Have you considered that your endless cone is perhaps possessed or maybe just plain magic?
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« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2017 05:49:54 PM »

That is actually just plain gorgeous, for real. How were you here in Canada and not meeting up with me to exchange something awesome for that thing? I have never seen a crocheted cotton dishtowel before, cloth yes but not towel, and now I wonder why the heck I have not. Terrific gift for your friend, do make one, or two, for yourself!
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« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2017 08:25:41 PM »

Excellent towel! Have you considered that your endless cone is perhaps possessed or maybe just plain magic?

Thank you! And, I seriously did think the cone was bewitched when I saw how little yarn was used!
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« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2017 08:33:24 PM »

That is actually just plain gorgeous, for real. How were you here in Canada and not meeting up with me to exchange something awesome for that thing? I have never seen a crocheted cotton dishtowel before, cloth yes but not towel, and now I wonder why the heck I have not. Terrific gift for your friend, do make one, or two, for yourself!

Thank you, CLM! I got a crocheted kitchen towel in a swap once, and I love it. I'll definitely make another one, and I might not wait until my next road trip!

And, we were really only in Canada for one full day- we drove up on a Thursday, visited Grosse Ile  (on the St. Lawrence, just north of Quebec City) on Friday, and drove back home on Saturday (it was raining, so we didn't even stop in Q.C.).
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« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2017 08:23:58 AM »

 That's a pretty color yarn and I love useful items.  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2017 05:09:04 PM »

Thanks! It's funny because it matches my kitchen (all of the woodwork in my kitchen is pale orange...one day, I'll have the money to renovate). So, I definitely need to make another one!
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« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2017 03:07:28 PM »

Great use of stash yarn!
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« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2017 12:46:06 PM »

Thanks! I still have plenty more of that particular stash, so I can make at least one more!
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« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2017 10:39:59 AM »

I bought a couple of cones - thankfully mine were variegated and i actually liked the colors, but they did go on forever! I made dish cloths to sell out of one of them, and i'm trying to talk myself into starting in on the other one. 
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