I started another washcloth! I am actually really enjoying this short spurt of washcloth knitting right now.
It is satisfying to have such a small project to work on, and complete them easily. Plus, it helps that I get to try out cute little patterns to see what I like.
I have an enormous amount of cotton yarn in my stash, and when I saw this off white cotton I knew it needed a pretty pattern that would stand out. I am loving chevron right now, and decided that would be perfect for a pretty little washcloth!
Most of my patterns come from my mom's Reader's Digest Complete Guide to Needlework - which I confiscated from her home several years ago (along with the Reader's Digest Illustrated Guide to Gardening). It is my go to source for cute patterns for knitting a scarf or washcloth, or for whatever else I think I need a cute pattern for. Her versions are from the 70's and I don't know if they have updated versions or not, but I love to look through these older books, they have so much interesting information!
As far as reading goes, I have been reading Living Well, Spending Less, which I am enjoying immensely! It is amazing how much culture has changed over the past 20 years or so. Now we are living in such an instant gratification society, not waiting for anything, thinking that it is normal to have car payments, student loans and credit card bills. No one saves money anymore because it seems like you have bills enough to match your income!
We are a one income family, which is definitely challenging, so any encouragement to be content with less and utilize the money we have is always welcome in my home. I love to be able to find ways to make do with less, and finding deals on things that we do need. I definitely recommend it!
What are you working on this week? Do you have any simple living tips to share?