…like Leafy Washcloths by Megan Goodacre and Pumpking dishcloths (a KnitPicks pattern designed by Teresa Gregorio). These are both fun patterns to knit, and I have the leafy washcloth pattern memorized, including where I add my stabilizer rows (that do not stabilize much). With the fun I’ve had knitting these up, I may have to make more…or search out Santa dishcloths…or trees. We’ll see what the searches yield. 

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Some of my fall fun washcloths…I’m already making more!

I was also asked to knit bowl covers that measure a little bigger than the pumpkins. Now I have to find the right yarn for the coolest knit pattern I found. I think it’s going to be an adventure, but she’s worth it. She almost kept the pumpkin for the bowl cover, but it sold and quicker than expected. 

DSCN5074Aren’t those pumpkins on the right side just lovely? The yellow leaves also went to a good home.

During the search, I found some easter egg dishcloths in knit…and downloaded the pattern to my kindle. I have a summer pattern for the special request and can’t wait to see what else I’ve found. I’ve also made a smidgen of progress on the shawl, I might be on skein eight soon. I’ll get a better photo when it does and hopefully we get a full two days of sunshine in a row to take photos. (It’s now snowing, but it’s Halloween, so it’s almost expected in Michigan). Until next time, Happy Knitting!

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That pretty blue and purple leaf lace cloth became a gift with another requested…and I might put more of that stripey pink to work…we’ll have to see.

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The Leafy Washcloth, both variations…I like the stockinette stitch better, honestly.

…is on a dishcloth. I knit socks, usually. I’ve always let me feet do the work of blocking them. I’m knitting a shawl. I planned to hang it for pictures and hire my niece to take a good picture of me in it. I did not plan to block it (and may not have a large enough space…unless I clean off the sewing table). We’ll get back to you on that one.

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Leafy Lace Dishcloth…Doesn’t this look like fun to use on your dishes? 

But last week, I realized my dishclothes were wearing out. One just about disintegrated in the wash this weekend for me. I looked into these, but I do not crochet. I decided they could be knit. (My aunt usually crochets them for me, I believe, or works some magic). But I bought the cotton dishcloth yarn, looked up patterns that are fun to knit (hopefully), and patterns that might help motivate me to do dishes.

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This makes a right cheery little dishcloth, right? Grandma’s Favorite 2.0…enjoy.

I found tons of patterns. Grandma’s Favorite 2 on ravelry.com is the easiest and most straightforward to knit. But I saw a unicorn, a paw print, and an angel. The angel made me wonder about a fairy…Should there be a cleaning fairy on your dishcloth? I mean, think about it…There really should be. I’ve knit the paw print, I’ve knit the leafy washcloth. I’ve knit the Grandma’s Favorite 2 and the leafy lace dishcloth.

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The plethora of dishclothes recently knit

These are great for a little instant gratification and work well for traveling to the school where I pick up my client. I can knit for a few minutes in my car while I wait, then go in at the agreed upon time to pick him up. I’m enjoying this arrangement. If you receive a dishcloth from me for Christmas, do know these are a labor of love. And the yarn may have been picked with you in mind. Until next time, Happy Knitting!