What’s New In Dishcloth Design
October 25, 2007
Once again, I’ve been moonlighting from my full-time job as your part-time correspondent. Now, Miss Ann: I know you love dishcloths. I also know you don’t love them as much as I do. You like dishcloths, but you never get a crazy jones to knit 2 dozen dishcloths, ever. So, occasionally, I stray. I hang out with my dishrag peeps, and we get to cooking up dishrags. Crazy stuff.
Over the summer, I heard from Janet Nogle, one of the moms of the Monthly Dishcloth Knitalong (the longest-running dishcloth knitalong in show business). Janet, aka Sistah Wafflestitch, aka Our Lady of Sparkling Formica, invited me to contribute to the second annual Dishcloth Calendar for 2008. HECKYEAH! You don’t have to ask me twice! (Dishcloths fall off me when I’m walking.)
Here’s my entry for 2008:
The aptly-named Sunflower. I love it so much that I do not use it as a dishrag. I use it as an oversized coaster, and sometimes as a clock-radio cozy. I just like looking at it. For a dishcloth, it’s a lot of trouble. But on those days when nothing but a high-maintenance dishcloth will do, this is the dishcloth to knit.
This year, the Dishcloth Calendar is NEW and IMPROVED. You download it, for instant gratification. It’s well stocked with cheerful knitty goodness for the kitchen, bath and babies. (I know, because I got to photograph some of the entries in person.) For more information or to order, go here. (As I did last year, I will donate any designer compensation that I receive to Oliver’s Fund.)
Speaking of Oliver’s Fund, I have finally located some sock yarn to knit a few little squares for this fine project. Not being a sock knitter, I had thought my sock-yarn cupboard was bare. (Oh NO! Need to buy yarn!) Then I remembered that the sock knitters sometimes use the KOIGU, no? I had a bit of that, so I’m off to the races. I think it would be vastly more fun to use leftover sock yarn, but in my case that won’t work. As they say in Posh Nosh: “Prepare your leftovers” (of sock yarn) and join in!