From Our Far-Flung Dishrag Correspondents
January 27, 2010
It sure is hard to keep up with all the news in these times. For example, the Ballband Dishcloth. There is just always something happening with the Ballband Dishcloth. People love it. It is the ur-dishrag, deeply embedded in the zeitgeist (and also the weltanschauung).
Ballband-reminiscent ski hats. As Craig Ferguson would say, “Take that, Billabong!”
And on the gossip beat, sources inform us that a certain Ballband Dishcloth and an unnamed Mitered Hanging Towel got together and had a baby:
The Mitered Hanging Ballband Towel. Kitchy kitchy koo! This is Suzanne’s first pattern. It’s free on Ravelry, so git busy. (I’d knit one myself but, you know, paper cranes.) Suzanne is one of our fabulous test knitters we’ve never met. Back in 2007, we sent her manuscript patterns and she cranked a couple of dozen Toto Potholders. (She told us not to worry, she had “some” Peaches and Creme in the house.) Suzanne also made matching Ballband Dishcloths and Mitered Hanging Towels for her Totos. Which we didn’t ask her to do. Suzanne has the strong kitchen-knitting love. I am guessing that her shoes match her handbag, which matches her wallet.
Meanwhile I have one more tiny sparkly sleeve to go on the cardi I’m knitting for Batgirl. This means I am going to have the thing done EARLY. So what, exactly, am I going to sit up knitting the night before? The term for this is poor planning.
Definitely have to cast on something else. Definitely.
P.S. The paper cranes are coming right along: