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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Year Long Challenge, Week #2

It all began HERE. A post about the challenge itself and my working list.

I had a decent cotton stash that needed to be turned into cotton washcloths for my DD and for my homeless in need through my charity, Bridge and Beyond. I got the idea of a cloth to represent each month, after I purchased the above stash. Not good, as much of above stash doesn't lend itself that way. I've mention Cotton Challenge, then Calendar Cloth, and have now "officially" named this part of my list as Cotton Cloth Calendar Challenge. Part 1 of this challenge is the monthly cloth for my DD, (June is Done, August on the needlesAug cotton washclothand yesterday while out I picked up an additional color suitable to mix with something from the stash for October. So 1 down and 11 to go. All those made beyond DD's will go to The Bridge and Beyond. Though I still need more manly colors.

No work on Candy Corn Ghan, Buckeye Scarf, Awesome Blue Wool Scarf, Poddle Ghan, or Give a Square Ghans (listing still forthcoming on Give a Square Ghans).

I've continued to work on wedding ghan, working on 4th strip currently and tucked some ends in on the 3 stripes already joined.

Made selection of yarn for border patrol for The Oddball Blanket, this one titled Mardi Gras.
Will be using a bright pink variegated for a row or two, followed by a solid pink which to me is the color you first see...it's almost in the middle of the ghan, probably will make the final edge a dark purple, but that remains to be seen. The staring stage is complete. Next will select the border and hope to start crocheting on it this week.

**edited to to add this after several comments, these aren't dishcloths, these are washcloths for people to use on their bodies, larger then I would make it I were making them for doing dishes. When we make them for homeless and those in shelters it's a wonderful comfort for them to get a shower or bath with a special made washcloth. I'm making both some for the charity (Bridge and Beyond mentioned above) and some for my daughter. Using what I have in the stash, so cloths are not being made in chronological order.**

17 comments:

  1. I love the dishcloth and the colours are just yummy looking. I must get my hands on some of this yarn for my dishcloths.

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  2. Thanks for the visit Ruth and your nice comment, both are appreciated. Found lots of variegated cotton at JoAnne's.

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  3. Wow I really need to start buying my yarn online. We have such limited yarn on sale here.

    Beautiful colours for your dishcloth. Am I confused or are you missing a July one?

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  4. so many pretty things. love that dish cloth.

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  5. Thanks Karen, but it's not a dishcloth, it's a washcloth for DD, hot yellow and orange, hot August.

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  6. Rugsby, I'm not doing them in order, just doing first what I have appropriate cotton colors for.

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  7. You are. Doing a great job with everything you have going on.the cloth reminds me of. Sunshine. Will really brighten someones day. Thanks for all you do.

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  8. What a wonderful charity and like you said, it must be comforting and special for your recipients to receive such a personal item of their own.
    You are doing great and will be busy this week, I am sure.
    *smiles*

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  9. I love the washcloth - the colours are just right for this time of year.

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  10. I made family and friends washcloths for Christmas a couple of years ago and its lovely to still see them hanging up in their bathrooms. Everyone needs a cotton washcloth! Have you tried peaches and creme yarn - they have some lovely variegated yarns.

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  11. Bunny, Kim, and Carole, thanks so much for your visit and sweet comments.

    CraftClare, I've not yet tried that but made a note right here on computer, Peaches and Cream. Another excuse to go yarn shopping, lol

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  12. Hey Sandy. Sorry to leave you hanging over on my blog. Urbana is a key hole scarf by Stephen West. (sorry I don't know how to link things from my phone.) The next time you're on Rav you can find it on a pattern search. Not sure why your comments aren't appearing. I've "approved" you which means that everything should appear. Very strange. I may have to send a message to the help desk to sort that one out.
    Fabulous cloth btw!

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  13. What nice idea. Knitted cotton makes lovely soft wash cloths for adults and babies alike.
    Thanks for popping in to my blog and for you comments. It's nice to meet you.

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  14. Nice washcloths. They're always nice to make and nice to give. Matter of fact, I found a nice pattern today and have already started one. This will be in addition to my YOPs.

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  15. Keri, One Pair of Hands and Dorothy, thanks for the visits and comments, appreciate it. Thanks for the follow up Keri on the scarf. I was most interested.

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  16. That's a lovely washcloth - it reminds me of vanilla icecream with caramel sauce - yum! I would think these are much appreciated :)

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  17. I'm so impressed by how much you squeeze into each day! Lovely washcloth and good luck this week!

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