A New Pattern

I found a new dishcloth pattern!  Dare I say that I like it better than the other one?  This one requires a little more concentration than the other one, but it isn’t hard.  It was fun to see a new pattern emerging from the needles.  And the really great thing about this pattern is that it can also be used to make a scarf!  I used a long-tail cast-on, and it turns out very nice.
{Grandma helped the children make these lovely tissue paper flowers the last time we visited.}
I’m currently reading Lessons at Blackberry Inn, by Karen Andreola.  It’s a nice change from all the non-fiction books I’ve been reading.  I’m also reading Health for Godly Generations, which I plan to review here pretty soon.  This book has been inspiring me to renew my efforts at healthy eating and living, which had kind of gone by the wayside lately in all the busyness of life.  In the photo below, I have a pile of books, a notebook, my organizer, my daily docket on a clipboard, and some homeschool catalogs.  Yes, life is happily busy.  

17 Comments

  1. Really like these washcloths and flowers….a new follower….
    Thank you again for your nice comment on the Flower Birthday Card..
    Kay
    jerryandkay.blogspot.com

  2. Thank you, Lisa!

    My first introduction to knitted dishcloths was from my husband's grandmother. She had a friend who made them, and she would buy them from her for gifts. She gave us some with her wedding gift, and then she gave me several more throughout the years.

    Now that my husband's grandma has passed away, I have to make them myself! I'm thinking it's about time to teach my older daughter to make them. 🙂

  3. You do beautiful work, both knitting and photographing!

    My mother in law used to make me 6 new dishcloths for every birthday and every Christmas because she knew I loved them so. She tried to teach me to knit and crochet and one of us gave up, I'm not sure which! lol

    I still have some of the dishcloths she made me but need some new ones. I look at craft shows but they don't seem to be the "in" thing.

  4. Joy, your washclothes are beautiful! What is the name of the color of the blue and green one. You live sure a peaceful beautiful life…I enjoy visiting your blog. Thank you for sharing!
    Blessings from Kansas!
    Gail

  5. Ellen,
    Thanks! I can't get anything from our library. It's so small that they don't even have some classic children's books! It's very disappointing. David was able to find this book used somewhere. Maybe Homeschool Classifieds.

    Happy Whimsical Hearts,
    Thanks so much for stopping by!

    Emma,
    Thank you! This time of year I crave color. 🙂

  6. Such beautiful colors and the lighting in your photos is lovely. I've tried to get Karen Andreola's book from our library but with no success so far. I might actually have to break down and buy it.

  7. Lori,
    Thank you! I love the bright colors, too. These are great for "knitting therapy!" 🙂

    Swanski,
    Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment!

    Jennifer,
    I hope you enjoy making these as much as I have! 🙂

  8. Thanks! Don't start them–they're addictive! You should probably be out gardening…I imagine you have been. This weather is making me think about planting something.

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