Friday, October 10, 2008

Waffle Weave Muslin

my sister caught me one year on one of our beach vacations knitting those cotton washcloths. very sarcastically i said i was thinking about making them for xmas presents. Not. but she was perplexed. not sure if i was or was not. i can't be alone this year. wondering if simple gifts like knitted washcloths would get us thru the holidays. even though i really like them. i find them to be heavy and messy to use. i don't mind making practical or simple or even cheap gifts. but they have to be usable (w/o burdens) in a normal household. that being said. i found some cute washcloth patterns here. i might make this one first. let me know if you make any before i do. i haven't starting my knitting yet. & times a ticking.then when i saw this dish towel tutorial on Crazy Mom Quilts i said i'll have to buy some of that stuff and see what happens. i just bought a yard. with a coupon it came to $3.60. after washing & drying & trimming. i was warned it shrinks alot. (& it did). i ended up with 4 pieces that measured 12-1/2" x 19" (sideways). the harvest mums were so beautiful. so out came my fav words. "i'll have what's left". a little more than i needed. so i changed the ribbons on my tools.

i'm going to spend the rest of the evening watching t.v. and hand sewing. & trying to decide if i made them big enough.definitely Not xmas presents. they look more like thanksgiving thank yous. i know a few cooks that work very hard making food for so many.

4 comments:

Melanie said...

Hia Karen, thank you for the wonderful parcel and bookmark pieces. They've just arrived! I'll send some to you airmail. What a lovely idea for stocking fillers! Do you have any fav themes or colours? Has my parcel to you arrived?

Love the Autumnal fabric you chose -such rich colours like the trees. Great idea to use them as thank you presents.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Hi Karen, I knit wash-clothes all the time, I just love them, you will have to post to let us know how the new ones work out!

Tine said...

I love this project! The fabric you chose is so beautiful :-)

Des said...

I love those, karen. I saw them on crazy mom as well. Okay, so you're using them s dish towels, right? I was hoping they might work for dishcloths too. I LOVE and adore the knitted/crocheted dishclothes. I have oodles of them and never have enough. They get stinky fast so I go through them quickly. I love cotton cloths.