Sunday 17 October 2010

I'm a scrubber

It's official. I'm a scrubber. Well, I must be, I've made so many dishcloths now! ;)

I've one more cloth to go and that's the dishcloth section of my charity knitting done.



I finished the set of 3 circle cloths on Friday night:







I'm really pleased with this pattern, I think they look lovely and they're nice and scrubby thanks to the raised area of stitches.


Pattern: Circle Cloth by Hakucho (Ravlink)
Yarn: Lily Sugar n Cream in Rosewood and Cream colourways. I got the 3 cloths out of just under 1 ball of each colour.
Needles: 4.5mm straights

My next cloth for the sets:


This is the Waffle Knit Dishcloth by Homespun Living Blog. (RavLink)
I'm using Lily Sugar n Cream again (love this yarn) in the landscape colourway. I'm getting a cloth out of approx 1/3 of a ball. This stuff is great value!
I've only 1 more of these to make then I'm done with dishcloths!

I'd love to make some nice tags to put on the items, y'know, saying what it's made of, who made it, washing instructions etc. Alas, I'm not very graphically minded. But it'd be a good idea, no?
I think everyone who makes something for this craft fair deserves some credit, and what better way than putting their name on the tag, with maybe their blog address or something?
What do you guys think?

So it's 6 days till I head off on my long awaited holiday to the US. I'm so excited!

There has been a slight change of trip plans though. Blame Google street view. We looked at New Orleans, and to be honest, I didn't like the look of it. We had booked a hotel at the top of Bourbon Street, thinking it'd be safer to be in the centre of the city. Hmm. All I saw were strip joints, some of them with fairly graphic pictures in the window and creative names such as "Larry Flynt's Barely Legal", not the kind of place I want my daughter seeing. There were lots of bars too, which is ok, but a lot of the buildings looked very run down too.

So after much discussion, we decided to leave New Orleans until she's older and hopefully the city recovers a bit more. Thank goodness for hotels that allow cancellations!
What we've done now is to head in the other direction, and we're going to hit Savannah, GA instead. We'll spend at least one night there, more if it's really lovely and then mosey our way down to Orlando.
So I now need to check out the weather forecasts in Atlanta and Savannah and Orlando and decide what kinds of clothes to pack! Hopefully they're all pretty close in temperature, otherwise my cases will be half full before I hit the shops over there!
Speaking of shops, I went onto the Knit Picks site last night for a preliminary round of basket filling. I managed to put about $100 worth into my cart in around 10 mins! Oops. I shall have to go back and cull it a bit before placing my order. :)

Hubby had the baking bug this morning. I got up at 9, and these were already well on their way to being made:



Mmm. Who can resist muffins for breakfast? I made my Christmas puddings this weekend (I know, I'm super organised) and hubby decided to make Christmas Muffins with the left over ingredients. Absolutely scrummy. I can't wait for lunch to have another one!
Basically, they're muffins with cinnamon, spices, fruit and mixed peel in them. With orange flavoured frosting on top. NOM. Trust me, these are seriously NOM.

I'm on training 3 days next week in work to learn all about taxation. Can you sense my palpable excitement? Bad timing I say, coz I'll just be daydreaming about my holidays. Yarn, yarn, yarn, sun, pool, Disney, scenery, yarn, yarn, yarn.
I still have no sock pattern picked out for the travelling. Oh, and I didn't knit a stitch on Alice's cardigan. I knew I wouldn't!

9 comments:

Averil said...

Those wash cloths are lovely -they are making me want to knit some for myself. I´m enjoying knitting for charity. I´m trying out lots of techniques/ patterns that I wouldn´t necessarily knit, and it´s all in a good cause! A win win situation!

Knitrageous said...

Oh, you made me start! I've done about 7 now, for gifts probably. It's my carry with me knitting! I like the Darrell Waltrip cloth, too! http://www.knittingknonsense.com/DW_cloth.html It's scrubby. I'm trying the circle cloth next.

Alrischa said...

LOL! Funny about the cardigan :D I did a small shop online the other day, too. Silly online shops. Not my fault, though: the Australian dollar has gone up so much that USA wool is a great price, and we can't get a lot of it here. Don't cull the shopping cart too much :)

Irene said...

Sinead, they're lovely! And the muffin just looks too good to be true!

Tara said...

I'm going to be humming TLC's "No scrubs" all day now :)

sheknitupthat said...

Great idea about tags. Something simple is probably the way to go - we could print out logos on card and cut them up, and then hole punch and ribbon tie them in?

Julia said...

Why are you making Christmas pudding now? And I love Knitpicks - I've been peeking at the Namaste bags they're carrying now!

Sinéad said...

Hi Julia,
I made Chrsitmas pudding now as it's traditional to make it a bit in advance so it can mature before Christmas day. It has quite a bit of alcohol & fruit in it. You may have also heard of it referred to as Plum Pudding.

Worsted Knitt said...

Dish cloths! LOL! Yours look really pretty though. Can't wait to hear about your trip after you get back :)