Thursday, April 16, 2009

Dogwood Blossom Shawl Completed!

See? It's done and I am enjoying it! I have it hanging in the living room so that I can look at it. I started this last June and finished it a couple days ago and blocked it yesterday. *sigh*

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter Stashbusting

So, I have all but eliminated the kitchen cotton in my yarn stash by knitting washcloths. Here is an "Easter"y ballband washcloth. I've also made some melt and pour soaps in egg shells. Sounds like a good idea, right? And they do look cute...However, it is difficult to peel an egg filled with a solid substance. It ended up taking far too long to peel these. I am a stubborn Dutch girl, however, so I prevailed and wound up with 19 soaps. This morning I woke up with a throbbing finger only to find that I had an egg shell sliver jammed under my fingernail. It was nearly as stubborn as me and took some time and blood to remove. But, I wound up with some pretty soaps. Who knows? By next year I may forget what a pain this was and even by induced to try it again!
The other picture is one of two identical little kitchen scrubbers to match the washcloths below. They totally obliterated the blue and yellow variegated yarn! Happy Easter!

Saturday, April 4, 2009


Mark's mom has been asking about more washcloths, so I thought I'd do a little stash busting for Easter. I did need to buy one ball, but I think that I can make one more cloth and have it all gone. It'll probably be another yellow one. Each of these has been taking about a day to knit.