Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Yarnalong: "Lock In", potholders, and dishcloths

Ginny over at Small Things says: ~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading, and the evidence of this often shows up in my photographs. I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading? Take a photo and share it either on your blog or on Flickr. Leave a link below to share your photo with the rest of us! ~

The knitting:
I just finished a few new potholders and I'm using the leftovers to make a dishcloth.

Knitting and crochet really are magic: you take thread and then, voila! you have whole objects. And sometimes it's magical, like lace, but honestly, the handmade objects I use most often are my dishcloths and potholders.

Both of the patterns I use are free. You can find the potholder pattern here and the dishcloth pattern here

I love both of these patterns. I've made them so many times, both for myself and others. Pretty and useful, like all the best household items. :)

The book:
I just started "Lock In", by John Scalzi. I've enjoyed some of Scalzi's other books, and this one's interesting because it's a sci fi that's written like a murder mystery.

Genre-mashing can be fun. Or really boring. We'll have to see which one this is! :)

Do you have a favorite genre-mashing novel?  The one that comes first to my mine is "A Civil Campaign", which combines science fiction and romance, and is one of my favorite books ever. Which genres have you seen combined into one book?

Peace of Christ to you,
Jessica Snell

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elizabeth said...

Nice that we are making the same or similar dish clothes :) God bless you!

Amanda said...

It is magical. When my husband ask what I'm doing, I reply "Oh, I'm just tying some knots." It a bunch of string tied in knots that are useful!

Laura at Beehive Rugs said...

Your lace is amazing! I love making dishclothes too!

Sarah said...

Cute dishcloths! I always turn to them after finishing a big project to give me a bit of space before starting something big again! Love your yarn!

flyingjen said...

I used to work with a lady who made dish clothes and gave them to us for Christmas presents. She no longer works with us and one day I'll miss those dish clothes as mine start to wear out!

Eileen said...

One of the things I love about knitting is the "magic". I too knit dishcloths, I do not think I have ever used a store bought dish cloth in my entire 36 years of marriage. Your colors are cheerful for your dish cloth,
makes cleaning the kitchen a bit easier.

Nancy McCarroll said...

One always feels useful when knitting dishcloths, and productive.

I am listening to Louise Penny; she writes murder mysteries and tangles up God in her writing about non believers and it is fun to see where the weaving takes the protagonist.