Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Happy Hookiness!

Thought I'd share some of my latest hooky projects with you today. I'm in the middle of working on an afghan for myself right now & Alli just recently told me that she 'needed' a new one herself......which is true. The one I made her several years ago is a bit small for her now. She wants a 'Babette' pattern this time around. We're going to look at Michael's this Friday to start choosing some colors. I really need to push ahead & finish the one I'm doing right now so I can get busy on her new one. I LOVE starting a new project. When I'm not crocheting on my afghan, I'm working on dishcloths....trying to build my stash up for gift-giving. I love doing dishcloths......they're so quick & almost instant gratification, if you know what I mean. Here's some pictures that I took this afternoon.

I just absolutely LOVE this pattern. Kristi H & I did a little dishcloth swap. I had seen one of these that she had made.....she has crazy knitting skills......& asked if she would like to swap. I'd send her a crocheted one, if she'd send me one of these cool dishcloths. I loved mine so much, that I started googling til I found the pattern & it seemed fairly easy & so I decided to give it a whirl. I'm hooked now....a simple pattern that LOOKS like it isn't. ;-)
Your basic square....knit on the diagonal dishcloth. These are so super easy to make. I finished this one up this afternoon.
These four were made totally from scraps.....using a yarn-knotting technique that I believe I learned from Kristi also. So cool because the knot is almost invisible.
MOST of my stash so far......I believe that I have a couple other round crocheted ones that didn't make it into the photograph....but you get the idea.


Cindy Gay said...

You gave me one of those! Love it! And the blue, red & white doilies are beautiful.

Sandee said...

You make everything appear so easy!

Susan said...

Am working on a cotton basketweave baby blanket for an expected grand daughter right now but would love to do some wash cloths with my left over yarn. Is there a published pattern for the round ones? They are darling.

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