Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Needlework Tuesday - Stashed Away Items

It's time for another instalment of Needlework Tuesday.

I didn't think I was actually going to post anything this week. I had done a little crafting last week, but nothing much to show off. With the flood waters coming up Sunday and yesterday and everything else that's been going on, I figured I'd take a break.

However, as I was moving some boxes out of the basement (precautionary measure for the flood), I discovered a box of crafting that I had done awhile ago. The strange thing was that it was a whole of box of one thing. Knitted dishcloths. 28 of them. Honestly, I barely remember making so many of them. I sort of remember making a few...some to keep, some to give away. I knew I tucked a few away for myself, but this is ridiculous.

I love making them because it's so satisfying to start and finish something in the same evening. This is the one craft I can do in front of the TV and not miss much of the show because I know most of the patterns by heart. I also love that I can use it almost immediately.

I'm really glad that I found these because the ones I've been using have almost fallen apart. They are pretty embarrassing. I was actually thinking that I need to make more of them. Now I don't have to!

Here's another look:

So, are you a crafter who's "addicted" to a craft and does it just to be doing something? Do you have completed items stashed away? Or are you a crafter who has a project in mind and person to give it to before embarking on the mission?

Needlework Tuesday is hosted by Heather on her blog, Books and Quilts. There's an open invitation for other needle workers/crafters to join at any time. Go have a look at how her special quilt is coming along.

Also, be sure to stop of at Tami's blog to see her beautiful Christmas stockings and Rikki's blog to see her gorgeous wrap.


  1. wow, those colours are wonderful. Are they made from those small balls of cotton yarn? some of those colours are so yummy looking.

  2. What a lucky find! I agree, small projects like this one are so very satisfying.

  3. I've always wanted to knit. I learned the basic stitch many many years ago, but never really learned to make anything. Guess I'll have to get a book and teach myself. I love the idea of a quick project. Cross-stitch takes soooo l-o-n-g!

    These are great ideas for last minute gifts. Glad you found them. Hope the waters are receding!

  4. I love to knit dishcloths! I listen to audiobooks or while the ballgame is on tv while I knit away. Our oldest daughter is getting married in September so I've been knitting away for a kitchen shower gift of dishcloths, etc. Yours look great!

  5. Those dishcloths look wonderful! You can never have too many of those.

    I was just wondering, do you use them for drying or for cleaning? I have never tried using knitted dishcloths so I wonder how well they absorb water.

    I'm not a crafts person myself but I love to see the work of others.

  6. I mostly use them for cleaning. Occasionally, I’ll grab one to dry something off. The yarn is cotton so it absorbs water very well. Strangely enough, I find some patterns affect the absorbency a little. If it’s very tightly knitted, it doesn’t absorb or perform as well. I don’t know if others have noticed this in theirs.


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