Sunday, August 7, 2016

Monday Making in August - and a little giveaway

It's going to be a different kind of MAKING week for me.
I won't be home much.
My son is having surgery and I'd LOVE to sew as I wait...
but I think this little knitting project will suit.

It's just a little dishcloth with a twist on the Basket weave pattern.
I like to play around with stitches on these small projects
and just see what happens!!!

I have LOTS of color to choose from!
Hmmmm...
How many of these balls will I pack in my bag???
;)

And, I'm sure you KNOW...
this won't be the only project I pack!!
Because....
MAKING is BEST when there are at least THREE things going at ONCE!!

I already have this one complete.
I thought it would be nice to send this along to one of my
blogland friends!!!
It's SO LITTLE....but....
If you'd like to have something pretty and practical...
leave a note and I'll choose a number at the end of the week.
It's a VERY SMALL thank you for your visits here
and for your KIND words!

I'm thankful for YOU!

What are YOU making this week???

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Knitting pattern for those interested:
Use cotton yarn and size 7 or 8 needles.
                                                    
                                                     Row 1:  Cast on 40
                                                     Rows 2-5:  Knit 4, Purl 2, k4, p2, k4, repeat this pattern 

                                                     Rows 6-9: Purl 4, Knit 2, p4, k2, p4, repeat this pattern

                                                     Repeat. rows 2-9 until you're satisfied with size.

28 comments:

  1. I would love to win your dishcloth, but if not, I've already won through the gift of your pattern! Knitting dishcloths is such a great portable project. Hope your son's surgery goes well. Praying for a speedy and complete recuperation!

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  2. First I wall, prayers for your son and a quick recovery! I am a very beginner knitter and want to thank you for your pattern! Definitely will be trying it! And I'd love love love to have one of your beautiful dishcloths!!🙋🏻💞

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  3. Thanks for the dishcloth pattern. I need to finish the one already on the needles before I start another one though. Prayers for you and your son. Blessings, Gretchen villacrestfarm@gmail.com

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  4. Thanks for the dishcloth pattern. I need to finish the one already on the needles before I start another one though. Prayers for you and your son. Blessings, Gretchen villacrestfarm@gmail.com

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  5. I love the colours of those yarns, just beautiful! I have been following your blog for a while and would love to have something that you make but I'm all the way in Perth, Western Australia so draw again if my name comes up .. lol

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  6. Prayers for successful surgery. I love the colors in your dishcloth and would love to win it. Doris dmiller124atattdotnet.

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  7. Thank you for the pattern. Kitted cotton dish cloths are the best.
    Kathi

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  8. Hope the surgery is successful and all goes well for your son. Those colors are luscious. What type/brand cotton yarn do you use? I've had some that says it is worsted weight but is way too thick for the needles suggested. Yours looks thinner, thus better for a dish cloth. Sign me up for the giveaway too!

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  9. Hopefully your son's surgery is something minor? You'll be in my thoughts and prayers this week. As for the knitting, I don't know how to do that and I'm pretty sure I stand a better shot at learning to speak Chinese than learning how to conjure up dish cloths out of thin air and yarn. That is one of those skills that amazes me!

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  10. I hope your son has a speedy recovery. Those yarn colors are so pretty! I haven't knitted for years but I might just give this pattern a go! Thanks for hosting!

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  11. I hope your son has a speedy recovery. Those yarn colors are so pretty! I haven't knitted for years but I might just give this pattern a go! Thanks for hosting!

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  12. Hope all will go well with your son's surgery. Nothing like a little making as a stress buster. I have been making tiny gift bags. Thinking ahead to a certain celebration in December.

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  13. Your yarns are such pretty colours and this looks like the perfect portable project. Wishing your son a successful surgery and a speedy recovery.

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  14. Ohh! I love the colors! All of them!

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  15. What a sweet dishcloth! Best wishes to you and your son ...

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  16. Prayers going out for your son and the whole family, you, too! Thanks for the pretty pattern in yarn and for hostessing the linky party.

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  17. I hope his surgery goes well. I don't knit so I would love the dishcloth.

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  18. So cute! Best wishes this week.

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  19. Ooh, such pretty colors to play with this week. Hope the surgery went well.

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  20. I hope all goes well! Lovely washcloths. I am linking up this week! Thanks for hosting!!

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  21. I hope all goes well! Lovely washcloths. I am linking up this week! Thanks for hosting!!

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  22. Prayers for your son. Very pretty dishcloth. I love homemade dishcloths.

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  23. I think I'll pull out some cotton yarn and make some! Thanks for the tutorial.

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  24. Hope your baby is already on the mend. Beautiful knitting! I hope it kept mama busy!

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  25. Best wishes for your son's surgery, Beth! Pretty dishcloths, too!!

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  26. Best wishes for your son's speedy recovery!

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  27. Prayers for your son's surgery. The knitting will help pass the time.mi always like the idea of pretty practical things. I bought my girls basic tools in pretty colors when they went to college. They still use them.

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