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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

the dish cloth

After finishing up Emma's sweater last week, I needed something easy.  So, I am making dish cloths.  They are so easy, just knit up a square and go!  You can make them in a variety of sizes, and they are fast.  I have already made three, and plan to make a few more.  Since we are a paper free household, it helps a lot to use up the extra cotton yarn I have to knit new dish clothes.  I think that it is a great way to use up old bits of yarn, and they hold up extremely well.


As far as reading goes this week, I received a bunch of books in the mail from Barnes and Noble that I am very very excited about.  The one I am most interested in at this moment is Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health.  I just started it yesterday, and so far so good.  I have been really interested in learning more about herbal remedies for some time.  I really know nothing about it, and because of that had a hard time finding a book that I thought might give me the information that I needed.  It is hard to look for a reference book when you know nothing about the subject!


One of the other books that I got was A Charlotte Mason Companion.  I have checked this book out of the library a couple of times, and I never seem to be able to get through the whole thing.  There is a lot of great information in it, and it is something that I wanted to have to refer to as we begin our whole homeschooling journey.


I have stopped adding books to my library list for a little while so that I can get through the books that I just got, and also finally get around to reading The Lord of the Rings, which I borrowed from my brother-in-law several months ago.  I started reading it to the kids before rest time yesterday, I like to read exceptionally long books to them before rest time, it helps them fall asleep faster :-)


I'm joining in with Ginny and her yarn along today!  Can't wait to see what everyone else is up to!

12 comments:

  1. I never used to understand dishcloths... Then someone made some for me and I totally get it. I've made a couple myself since, and my boyfriend requested one for his house because he likes them so much more :)

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  2. Pretty variagated yarn, I love to knit dishcloths too.............the Herbal Recipes book looks interesting.

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  3. Well, I had promised myself I wasn't going to order any books for awhile and now that I have seen your post I am breaking that promise. Your Herbal Recipes book looks like something both my husband and I would love to read! Thanks for the recommendation.

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  4. I just love to knit them too!

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  5. I love the yarn you're using. I love to knit dish cloths too! So easy, no pattern needed, can go anywhere and knit up very quick. A perfect project when you want to get something done & feel accomplished! I also use mine for hot mats on the dinner table I have so many! I checked out the herb book from the library awhile ago and read through it. It was good. Like you I have no idea where to start but am very interested in using more herbs in our home.

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  6. I am knitting dish cloths too! Also, both of those books are in our home library - I refer to both continually.
    Warm wishes, Tonya

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  7. my daughter-in-law can't get enough knit dishcloths.....with 5 children they go through them pretty quickly!!!

    must look into that herbal recipes book....looks great.

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  8. I have an entire basket full of cotton yarn to make dishcloths with. That's usually my summer project. I love to give them as gifts.

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  9. I have never knit up any washcloths myself, but really should. And you are right...that is a great way to use up scrap yarn!
    I have TLOTR on my shelf staring at me to read it! I want to, but so many other books have been drawing me in! :) Hoping to get to it this summer!!

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  10. So good to have a quick project after a more time consuming one. I have a few knitted cloths, but the children keep on disappearing with them before they make it to the kitchen. I need to make some in boring colours!

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  11. I hope you'll post again about your success with using the herbal remedies. I am so interested in creating vibrant health--it's and interesting journey :)

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  12. I love the yarn you're using for that dishcloth, and yay for Lord of the Rings as bedtime reading! I read The Hobbit with my mom as a kid, and it's a really fond memory. :)

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