This is how I felt over the long weekend, taking a much needed break from the knitting of The Sweater. I'm stressing over it: Will I have enough yarn? (I highly doubt it!), how will I adapt the sleeves to make them shorter? What row was I up to again and is it really not such a silly idea to consider having two row counters on my needles at the same time? Aghh!
Yes, dishcloths were definitely the order of the day..or weekend as it turned out to be.
It was rather fitting because I had just been reading about them in Rhonda's book which included her favourite pattern (available here). This waffle weave pattern that she talks about had me curious!
After wrestling my brain around the first cloth, the others seemed to just leap out of nowhere..a really nice project to take in the car or to kid's sport...
It was also nice that I used up some cotton yarn that was lurking in my stash..
Making cloth after cloth was also a good way to practice that Continental knitting technique..over and over again!
Ah, yes, that waffle weave pattern again, close up:
I never used to quite 'get it' when I heard of people knitting dishcloths. Why would one bother? But after way too long of having manky dishcloths make their way into our bin each week, I can finally see the sense behind them. With a good sized stock of them, they can be thrown in the wash whenever the need arises.
And if I can eliminate this nasty beast from the weekly rubbish, I'll be extremely happy! :
Do you 'get' the knitted dishcloth er... movement? Do you knit them yourself? What is your favourite pattern? Or yarn? How long do your dishcloths last for?