Posts Tagged ‘Crazy Cloth Dishcloth’

Quick and simple once again

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

I haven’t quite finished this, but it’s intended as a small gift for someone who’s done us a favour and is hopefully becoming a friend. I hope she’ll find a dishcloth useful!

I’ve done this pattern I don’t know how many times, but it’s still fun, memorable, easy and practical so it’s the long term staple.


Distracted, undistracted

Thursday, 15 July 2010

What I had actually meant for yesterday’s post (before I got philosophical) was to mention the other crocheting I did during my mother’s visit, which was to make a couple of dishcloths for her, after she expressed her surprise and pleasure at how useful they were.
Blue Crazy Cloth dishcloth
Well, as I’ve said/shown before, they’re a fun, quick and easy pattern to make, and easy to remember, so on our way out for the day next morning we stopped by the yarn store by the bus station and picked up a ball of cotton yarn she liked, and a crochet hook, which was unfortunately bigger than it should have been, as I was thinking of hooks I needed rather than of a hook for this project. That means the cloth is rather looser than the ones I’ve made in the past, so it’s not really suitable for its alternate use as a potholder, which is how we tend to use them. However my mother specifically seems to like them as proper dishcloths, for washing dishes and wiping surfaces, so that’s probably okay. I got two cloths out of one ball of yarn (done thicker the second one might go into another ball, which is part of why several of mine in the past are two-tone), doing most of them on the bus as we travelled about.

I suppose I should branch out and try some other dishcloth patterns, especially if I have more people converted to the idea of actually using them, but I do like this pattern a lot, so we’ll see, I suppose!

Production line

Thursday, 3 July 2008

Five Crazy Cloth dishcloths
Being offline for two days that included lots and lots of bus travel means we now have some pot-holders/dishcloths. I might do some in blue, but the pink and green were most urgent (and the colours I had with me on my travels…)

Please ignore the water mark on the tablecloth. It was too dark to see that without the flash.

Sneaking in

Thursday, 19 June 2008

169. Keeping Unusual Pets: Snakes by Sonia Hernandez-Divers

Unlike the rest of this series, which basically take a double page spread or two to give general information about the animal, and why one might or might not want one as a pet, this one is up to page 14 before it assumes you are getting one, and is still suggesting careful thought. It also has lots of pictures of snakes eating (dead – it strongly discourages live feeding) rats and mice, and doesn’t sugar-coat what is entailed. Snakes have the potential to be very dangerous, even the small non-venomous kind.

blue & ecru potholder
Finally a picture of one of the potholders I’ve been working on. The green one and the pink one are now done (each in a single colour) and I’ve begun another in plain ecru (presuming I have enough of it). I’d like to do another each in green and pink, so there’s a pair for meat, milk and parev to give to my friends. I’m able to get one and a bit done on my commute (including both ways) at the moment, it seems, which is great.

American Pride

Wednesday, 18 June 2008

168. The American Art Book (Phaidon)

Not that I’m American, or anything, but I am quite proud of myself for looking properly at each of the 500 pictures in this book, and reading the commentary. (I’ve read the original and the 20th Century ones as well – not forgetting the two children’s editions – but that was last year or even the one before, and I’ve taken the time since over this one. The Photography Book comes next.)

Anyhow, this selection of more than 250 years worth of paintings, sculpture, photographs, quilts and more is just as good as this others in the series, and well worth the perusing. If you can, I strongly advise the large format, rather than the small one, as the reproductions really repay enough space to see them well.


I’ve decided to call the Crazy Cloth Dishcloths potholders when I give them away, but say that they can be used however the recipient wants. I think that will go down better around here. I’ve done the blue one (yesterday) and half of the green one. I really like the pattern, which confused me at first, but then made so much sense once I’d got it that I didn’t even need to refer back to it to begin my second one, so I gave my printout (including the site address and full credit) to someone at the knitting & crochet group tonight. Here’s hoping this is okay. It’s a great pattern.

I took some pictures this afternoon, and will try to slot them in tomorrow. Goodnight!