I’m still catching up on old things. I participated in the 2014 Dishcloth Swap again this year. I always say that I am not going to, but then I give in. I am so tempted by all the cool dish/wash cloths that people send in!
The way the swap works, is that you make 5 of the same cloths in different colors. You send them in to swap headquarters, and you receive 5 different cloths back! And if you are lucky (like me!) you get to help out and then you get some choice in which ones you take home. It’s the best kind of swap because you don’t have to worry about people flaking out. There are no sign-ups beforehand, so if you get them in on time, you are participating in the swap.
I ended using the Sinkmates pattern for my dishcloths. It is a fairly simple pattern, but I was happy to buy it, as all proceeds go to the Special Olympics.
My Rav project here.
Yarn: Knit Picks Dishie in assorted colors, and Sugar ‘n’ Cream for the white.
Needles: US 7 and US 9
Start Date: August 10, 2014
Finish Date: August 18, 2014
The striped ones kind of ended up looking like the dishcloth incarnation of an 80s rugby shirt. Not intentional. It was very easy to stripe. I carried the yarn up along the side. There is a slip stitch edging on the side, so I just changed the yarn inside of that slip stitch and you can’t see the carries at all.
Now get this. I even blocked these washcloths before sending them out. Crazy. I guess there is a first time for everything. The main reason is that I did not get an actual square with these. Mine are more diamond shape, and tend to want to tent up a little down that center spine.
The best part? The cloths that I got back in return!
I love them all! Of course I probably won’t use any. They’ll just go into the pile with the rest that are too pretty to use. 🙂
I am super behind in sharing these with you. But it is almost timely. Because… you are just in time to participate in the Winter Scrubbies swap! This is done by the same group as the dishcloths, but it is even easy. You just need to send in three (just 3!) scrubbies in, and get three back. I am not sure if I will participate this time around. Read all the details here and then send in your scrubbies by Dec. 19.
Another fun thing going on on Ravelry right now is the Indie Design Gift-a-long! It kicks off this evening. There are about 300 designers participating, and you can get 25% off of many of their patterns for the next week. Then just knit up projects by those designers until the end of this year and play along in the K/CALs and win prizes! I knit along with them last year and I totally hit the jackpot. I won two skeins of merino/pearl yarn and a free pattern. I also got a discount on a bunch of patterns (many that I haven’t knit up yet…) and knit up a few gifts. You don’t want to miss it! I have a few patterns in mind, and will go shopping in a few hours!