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.


Anonymous 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.