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« on: May 29, 2018 10:15:53 AM »



While I was putting away some yarns yesterday, I came across a partially finished dishtowel in my drawer of cotton yarns.  I had started a set of 3 dishtowels when we were in the process of buying our house back in 2016.  The colors were inspired by a dichroic glass sculpture a neighbor had given me for our new home, that contained shimmering pink, blue and green.  The pattern is a free one from Lion Brand called Cottontail Dishtowels, and the yarn is Lion Brand Kitchen Cotton, which I don't really recommend because it splits like crazy.  Anyways, back in 2016 I finished the first one, and had gotten through 2/3 of the second one, before abandoning it.  I can't remember if it was due to the move, or from frustration.  The cotton is the Lion Brand Kitchen Cotton which splits like crazy.  And evidently I was using a wooden hook that had a very sharp point, which kept getting caught between the strands, making the problem worse.  I really needed some space in that drawer, so I decided to take an hour or so, and finish the in-progress towel.  While I was at it, I put on The Keepers on Netflix.  An hour later I had finished the towel, but was HOOKED on the documentary series, so I started on the third towel.  I whipped through that while watching the remaining episodes.  Best part?  I emptied out a bunch of space in that drawer for new dishcloth yarns.

The in-progress blue towel, that got me going yesterday.


The whole new one!


And the first one, made back in 2016!
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« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2018 10:20:56 AM »

Such fun, happy colors! And I love the ric rac vibe, of course. Wink
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« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2018 10:42:23 AM »

Those are so pretty Jennie! Love the bright colors. The Keepers, is that the one about the nun. If so, I got hooked on that one as well. Interesting, yet very sad.
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« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2018 01:06:40 PM »

I love the colors you chose! So bright and cheerful.
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« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2018 01:15:45 PM »

I love everything about this!
And who doesn't love a free pattern!!!
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« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2018 01:47:38 PM »

Those look so perfect. I don't think I've seen any like that before, they are really gorgeous.
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« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2018 03:14:25 PM »

They look great and it probably feels nice to have an empty space for new yarn!
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« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2018 06:27:12 PM »

Love them! I have plans for some kitchen crochet i should get started on!
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« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2018 06:07:31 AM »

Love them! I have plans for some kitchen crochet i should get started on!

I've been switching over to handmade reusable options for my kitchen over the past few years, and I'm so happy about it.  I'm thrilled to not be buying sponges or paper napkins at all in the last 4 years.  Less money spent, and less crap in a landfill!  And I got a set of paper-less towels for Christmas from my SIL, that have cut my paper towel use by more than half.  (I still use it occasionally for things like drying meat.  I don't want meat juices sitting around in the cloth, waiting for laundry day.)
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« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2018 08:20:55 AM »

You know...I have no idea why I never thought to make larger crochet cotton dishcloths...I use cloth ones and could easily use these as well!  It is tough finding nice cotton yarns that are not so splitty, though...I love the vibrant happy colors and how you tied them all into the three cloths!
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