Of socks and dishcloths

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When I was sent this yarn from Patricia at DaniellaJoe’s in April, I said that I would be making some more socks.

Well I have managed to make one sock

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I finished it a week or so ago but since then I have been trying to catch up with the CAL and had lots of other things to do. So it is only today that I have got around to starting the second sock.

However I decided I would show you the one sock and a close up of the start of the second one so you can really see the colours.

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I managed to cast the first sock off nice and loose and with the second sock I found I managed to make the transition from the part with wraps to shape the toe to the round and round for the foot much more smoothy than normal so I feel I am at last getting to grips with this sock making.

And Dishcloths?

Well I showed you my first dishcloth –

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At the time I was reluctant to use it, as I didn’t know how long I could keep it looking acceptable.

But in the end I did start using it,  taking the advice of one commentator to bleach it from time to time.

And now it is like this –

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The red has faded a little and it is not quite as white but still respectable.

However it is a little thick and takes a long time to dry, so having been told of some finer dishcloth cotton that was available locally, I am making another one, using the same stitch and have got this far.

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In time I think I will experiment with other stitches and maybe try knitted cloths as well as crochet.

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I am a retired mother of three and grandmother of five. I mostly knit and crochet while I watch television. I also love cooking and have dabbled in various other crafty things. I am crazy about: Rainbows, Butterflies, Flowers, Bees, Honey, Hexagons, Snowflakes, Symmetry, Mathematics and Dragons

17 thoughts on “Of socks and dishcloths”

  1. Jane, I love your socks! How lovely of Patricia – I;m sure she is very chuffed at seeing the end product! And your dish cloths are great, I am busy with the latest Made It post and Lisa Victoria from YarnChich40 has just entered some make using the start stitch – is this what you used??? Looks amazing!!! Ps, are you entering this month??!!!!

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    1. I am using a different stitch. The star stitch is very pretty though. Mine came from one of the squares I did for the CAL. As to this month’s challenge. I have been so busy I haven’t got around to make something to enter but I did wonder if I could cheat a little and enter the seven CAL squares I am going to post about this week. Couldn’t quite see what the closing date was.

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  2. I’ve thought about making dishcloths but what has put me off is that I wouldn’t want to use it 😉 maybe crocheting in white and bleaching it is the answer.

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  3. your sock is very impressive, there’s no way i’d put myself through trying something like that. Very glad to see that you are in fact going to make two – i was a bit concerned, thought maybe you had a one-legged friend or something. My dishcloths don’t look like yours even when I’ve only used them once!

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  4. I’ve always loved the look of the dish clothes and wondered if they really did the job. But having seen yours I’m confident they work and work well. Thanks for sharing, I will at some stage give them a go. 🙂

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  5. Don’t worry about the cotton taking too long to dry. These dishcloths last a very long time; much better than anything bought in a store. If they have a texture surface, they are great for scrubbing and when they start looking bad, use them for cleaning rags. They will hold up until they get a hole or start to unravel. Mine tend to get threadbare before they start to fall apart. Check on Ravelry.com for lots of free dishcloth patterns.

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