July 5, 2009

Late Independence Wishes

Friday, I had to run out and do some errands. While I was shopping, I happened to glance into the yarn isle of our local "buy everything store." They mostly carry Lion and Red Heart. The kitchen cotton just happened to be on sale for $3 for the big ball. I almost called Chan to see if she needed more colors, but instead I just purchased one ball of the red, white, and blue colorway.
See we were invited to a BBQ on the 4th and while the didn't want up to bring anything - I didn't want to show up empty handed either. And seriously - who doesn't love a handknit cotton dishrag? So, I picked up my trusty 5.00mm rosewood needles and set out to make a few that I had admired in CoffeeYarn's ravelry projects.
But then I decided that the 5.00mm needles were making a cloth that was still too big. See, I like a dishrag that's on the smaller size. So, I found some 3.25mm needles and made some more. I got 3 of the larger and 2.5 of the smaller ones out of the one ball of kitchen cotton. As luck would have it, I had a partial ball of the same colorway hanging around the house. However, it was more white than the other ball. But I finished the half cloth and made another. Then I folded and rolled them up, tied them with a blue ribbon and gifted them upon arrival to the BBQ. They were well received and I was happy to have something to do with my hands for a day or so.

10 comments :

  1. How festive the dish cloths are and a very thoughtful gift for your BBQ hostess!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

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  2. What a thoughtful guest you are. It's so nice to receive a handmade gift.

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  3. I like to bring something for the hostess, too. Your dish cloths are certainly festive, and I'll bet she didn't have any others like them! She'll always know where and when she got them. Glad you had fun.

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  4. Love the colors! Glad you had a great 4th!

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  5. What a great hostess gift! You're so thoughtful...

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  6. What a great idea! We have a friend who is always inviting us over and saying "Don't bring anything"... I think he's going to get some dishcloths!

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  7. What a perfect hostess gift!

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  8. These are adorable. I love them and now have to go check out the project page on ravelry. Halloween is coming! Thanks for sharing such a cute idea!

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  9. What a nice thoughtful gift:). You're invited here anytime....LOL

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  10. What a kewl and thoughtful gift to bring!!

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