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Friday, July 15, 2011

Grandma's Favorite is not just for Grandma's anymore

June clothWhile I've done lots of knitting this week on multiple projects, this is the only item that moved from a wip to a FO. A cotton corner to corner washcloth. I used size 7 needles even though the label on the Sugar'n Cream calls for a 6 cause it's a nice needle and it's metal. I don't like using my Denise needles (which would have been a 6) with cotton, it simply doesn't slid easily. This is cloth 1 of 12 in my Calendar Cloth Project. My thinking is a cloth to represent each month, this is June. June to me is summer, the kids are out of school with summer excitement in their heads, families have summer vacations ahead of them, the pools are open, the grass is growing and needs mowed...thus the green and blue. Using Grandma's Favorite pattern I cast on 4 and increased with my yarn overs until I hit 44 stitches, then started the decreases. The cotton was self striping so no need to change yarn which helps to make it an even quicker little project.

Everyone loves cotton washcloths, and with such pretty colors, truly they aren't just for Grandma's anymore. See my pretty Cotton Stash HERE

15 comments:

  1. Very cute washcloth - and it's definitely summery :)

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  2. The colors of that washcloth are perfect for summer :)

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  3. The colors of that washcloth are perfect for summer :)

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  4. Summer colours are stunning! What are the july colours going to be?

    Here however in South Africa it's winter so my colours would be dull and boring.

    Love the idea of a washcloth a month.

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  5. Thanks pinkundine, sillylittlelady, and Rugby Mad.

    RugyMad, I need to go buy some patriotic cotton I think for July...silly, I have that huge stash, but none of it seems appropriate for July. I've worked on August cause it was in the stash. Probably not going to do them in any order. Winter...hum, not my favorite colors either, will give it some thought though.

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  6. This one definitely says June/summer to me, great colours and I love the look of the border.

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  7. I really like handmade washcloths! The colors in this one are very pretty!

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  8. Love this colorway...I only crochet but one day will teach myself to knit (self-taught crochet via You Tube videos...). New follower!

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  9. Perfect colors for a summer cloth. Grandma's Favorite is a great pattern.

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  10. I love that washcloth- I've used pretty much that same pattern on most of the washcloths I've made. A few months ago my husband, my son, and myself were at the store and we were looking at some yarn. When we went to walk away from the section we saw that my son (who's only 19 months old) was carrying a little skein of blue variegated cotton yarn that he must have picked off the shelf. Since it was only about a dollar or 2 we decided to buy it and I'm going to make him his own special washcloth with it. I started it last night on size 9 needles (Yeah, they are too big, that's why I stopped working on it) because they are my only pair of bamboo needles and I love working with them. But they don't work that great with cotton anyway since they are dry and cotton is dry. They work much better with acrylic yarn. I think metal will work better with the cotton. When he gets older I'll explain to him that his mommy made the special washcloth just for him and that he actually picked out the yarn all by himself. Homemade washcloths can be really special. =)

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  11. Thanks Kathleen, FoFo, Cheri, Janet, and Anna for your visits and comments both are appreciated.

    Anna, that's an adorable story. I'm with you, metal needles are best with cotton.

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  12. Hey Janet, if you use name and url people could go right to your blog instead of the dead end dashboard area. Not everyone knows to look for webpage there, plus it would be lots faster.

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  13. That's one of my favourite dishcloth patterns; that and ELoomanator's diagonal knit dishcloth, which is a variation of grandma's. Yours is very summery and refreshing!

    Sorry you can't see the picture on my blog - the necklace is crocheted as two ruffles that are then suspended from a memory wire choker. It's really cute!

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  14. Hey Sandy, I just wanted to let you know I e-mailed you my address. I'm not sure if you got it, so let me know if I need to resend it. Thanks!

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  15. Anna I'm glad you said something. I didn't get it, please do send again. Would love to lend a hand and share. sandycrochet@gmail.com

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