Sunday, December 30, 2007

Dishcloth Cotton

I've been having an online chat with Sally in Wales on Downsizer and Ravelry about kniting dishcloths. Knit in 100% cotton they are hard wearing, useful can be thrown on the compost heap when finally disintegrated and a great opportunity to try new stitch patterns.

Here in the UK it would seem we are only able to find suitable cotton in white or ecru while in the States there are all kinds of colours available. Ravelry is great and it looks like we might be able to get hold of some coloured stuff quite easily.

Whilst checking out the Ravelry profile of SMuFlo who had recommended a great supplier for dishcloth cotton I went to her blog and she had a great quiz - what kind of yarn are you? 

What kind of yarn are you?

You are Dishcloth Cotton.You are a very hard worker, most at home when you're at home. You are thrifty and seemingly born to clean. You are considered to be a Plain Jane, but you are too practical to notice.
Take this quiz!

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It's obviously meant to be!!!!

Sunday, December 02, 2007


One of the things I like best about the internet chat forums is how you frequently find wonderful things that you simply have to have.

This week I bought the Peacock Chair kit:

I was intrigued by such an innovative way to finish a piece of stitching and just had to have it. Look at how clever it is.......

On the back is a pouch to put your scissors in and the cushion is the scissor fob.

It came with the threads and cardboard templates and I bought the pearl gray linen at the stitching show last weekend. I like to have a project to work on over the Christmas holiday and I think this may be it.

I've also caught the buzz for the Just Nan Christmas Workshop from the Silver Needle....................

See what I mean - if it wasn't for the forums I wouldn't even know they existed and there is so more more....................