Wednesday, November 18, 2015

knitting and reading

After I finished my runner from last week, I wasn't sure what to knit next.  I know that I need to make a run to the yarn store to stock up on some new yarn, and I didn't have time to get there this past weekend.  Instead, I decided to go back to my dish cloth knitting.



I really love this chevron pattern, I think it is going to make a really nice set of dish cloths.  I am planning on giving these as a Christmas present, but seeing as how I only have 2.5 done, I know that I need to get working on these to have a nice set.  I mean, how many dish cloths would you expect to get in a set?  Five?  Ten?  I don't know.  They do knit up pretty quickly, when I have time to sit and do them.  

Maybe I will have more time after we finish up school for the year this week - we start our very long holiday break next week, and I am incredibly excited about that!



As far as my reading goes, I am continuing on my magazine theme from last week.  In the past couple of days I have gotten all of my new December magazines.  I'm especially looking forward to the gift guide in Real Simple...I don't often buy things from these lists, but I sure do love to look at them!

What are you working on this week?  What is your favorite magazine to receive around the holidays?

13 comments:

  1. Dish clothes sound absolutely perfect right now. Enjoy that trip to the yarn store! Cheers,
    Andrea @ This Knitted Life

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  2. Very nice pattern for dishcloths...which reminds me that I need to knit some now ones for myself. We are taking next week off for Thanksgiving and then the entire month of December...can't wait!

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  3. lovely dishcloth pattern....I say 5 a set sounds perfect! I'm looking forward to some knitting time next week too!

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  4. I would think that 5 would make a super gift!! That pattern looks great - good job!

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  5. Chevrons make everything prettier! I agree...5 dishcloths would make a wonderful set. Enjoy your long break! Sounds like a dream!!! :)

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  6. I'm so jealous of this pile of magazines! My favorite is Real Simple but sadly I don't get it anymore :( I haven't been renewing them because I can't find the time! I do still get Good Housekeeping and Oprah (which I never ordered), Kiwi, Family Fun and Parents. My Rachel Ray just ran out so I won't get that fun holiday issue!

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  7. I love the chevron stitch pattern and colour white.

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  8. A set of dish cloths and a bottle of nice dish soap would make a nice gift! I love reading Southern Living magazine. It's the only one I subscribe to (and I'm a northerner!).

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  9. Ooh I just made my first dishcloth - it was so quick, loved it! That design is pretty :)

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  10. So, here's my thing with dishcloths -- Do people ACTUALLY use them to wash dishes? My aunt gave me some as a gift and told me "so you'll think of me every time you clean your kitchen" but what I heard was "I just lovingly knit these for you and I think you should stain them with whatever soup you just made." What's the deal? Is it just me and everyone ACTUALLY cleans their dishes with them??? Inquiring minds want to know! :)

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    1. Yes! Absolutely! I have several knit dishcloths that I have made for myself, and I love them! They clean better than any other type of cloth/sponge I have ever used. But, I can totally see how difficult using something so pretty would be :-)

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  11. I love the chevron pattern as well!!! so pretty!

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