Friday, April 24, 2009

Dishcloths and Notepad

This is for my April 2009 partner Kim, and now that she let me know she received it, I can post a picture of what I sent!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Hi-Five Dishtowel

I like the Knit One Crochet Too Recycled Cotton yarn for this project. It is not too heavy for a "dishtowel".
I also like the summer colors.
This color is Valencia.
The pattern for this dishtowel is here.
I used an F hook.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

April 2009 Crochetlist Dishcloth Exchange

I received a wonderful package from my April partner, Kim:

She also sent a lovely letter about her family, they sound great! I love it all! Thanks!

Friday, April 10, 2009

March 2009 Crochetlist Dishcloth Exchange

Received this from my Partner for March, Robin. She also sent a nice letter telling me about her family. They sound wonderful!

My furbabies sniffed it for quite awhile, but eventually approved.

Even though this is a dishcloth exchange, it matches my bathroom better than my kitchen, which is fine. I can always use a nice facecloth too!!

Thank you so much Robin!

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Masa Bag

I saw this pattern and am using Paton's Pebbles in Moonstone and Sandstone and an N hook.

The pattern is here and the instructions for folding the bag is here.

Remember the instant gratification thing? Yeah. It was a quick project. After I figured out the folding part I was excited to put it together.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

New Yarn

I have been checking out French Creek Fiber Arts for some time now. I went online to get the address, phone number and directions. I saw and joined the Ravelry group for the store. But I had yet to GET there.

I decided today with my husbands help: "well you aren't DOING anything during the day, so you should go then".

And I was promising myself all the way there I was just going to LOOK and FEEL things.

Once I got through all the construction, seeing the sign for the store and having to travel down the road and turn around and go through the construction traffic again, I decided that I was probably going to purchase something.

And I did.I got two skeins of 2nd Time Cotton in the colorway Valencia:

The tag says: "2nd Time Cotton is created from new textile waste originating in the apparel and textile industry. Our 8-ply yarn is spun from this recycled cotton contributing to the conservation and global re-utilization of products."

I really like the spring/summer color and that it is recycled from other products and that it is made in the USA.

I met the official greeter: Bordi (sp?) A very friendly black kitty. (I think he was jealous that I was petting the yarns and not him!)

And before I left she also wound both skeins into balls for me. Very Cool! I will definitely be visiting again!