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by Nanc filed under knitting on January 21, 2004 01:13 PM

I don't know why I skipped past the washcloths in my knitting journey. I mean, I made the requisite coasters and bookmarks. Washcloths were the next stop before scarves. (And I'm still there, it seems.) For whatever reason, I did and now I find myself backtracking.

I stumbled across an article on how nasty and disgusting those disease-harboring kitchen sponges are. Although Bonez claims that he has always been anti-sponge. Well, this was enough ammunition to disgust me and I am now in the process of knitting up a bunch of kitchen washcloths.

Why knit them when I can buy them quicker? Because, silly - I can KNIT them. Duh.

I'm working through a bunch of different patterns that I found at Dishcloth Boutique. I've only completed two so far, but I've got plans. It's proving a little challenging, since I started my Stash Lock Down! prior to this brainstorm.

And look at my new, pretty Fiesta ware. Yay! The pieces in this first pic are new; two coffee mugs, a spoon rest, serving platter and bowl. And in the pure style of Fiesta ware - none of it matches. %-)

Luckily, my friend Ang is willing to donate some of her cotton stash. I'll just have to figure out what to trade her. Perhaps I'll start and finish that Alien Scarf from Stitch 'n Bitch that I planned for her - and bought the yarn for. ;-)

I used Lily® Sugar'n Cream for both washcloths; Cool Breeze (blue and yellow variegated) knitted up in Grandmother's Favorite pattern, and Strawberry Cream knitted in Chinese Waves. Both were knitted on US #7 needles and were easy. The Grandmother's Fav pattern seemed to go a lot quicker, as the Chinese Waves was very repetitive.

I'll be posting more pix as I make them (without the extended dialogue). So now, what's in your kitchen?

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