What suggests fall better than pumpkins?
The pumpkin dish cloth (left) is made from cotton yarn. Click on the image for a closer look.
The smaller pumpkin, made from a pattern, was an experiment with wool yarn. Because of the many increases to give it the round shape, the pumpkin is slightly three-dimensional, even after blocking. I like it that way and hung it on a wall as a seasonal decoration.
Summer is the time for butterflies, and I decided to design and knit a butterfly dish cloth for a friend who loves butterflies. It took three or four attempts before I was happy with my design, although perhaps it looks more like a moth than a butterfly.
It’s been a long time since my last post, but I haven’t been idle. I’ve made two baby sweaters and a baby afghan, among other things. I’ve also been working on the hats and scarves for the shelter for battered women in Illinois. I’ll send my annual box of donations in early fall before it gets too cold there.
While knitting a yellow dish cloth, I got the idea for one with a tulip pattern.
We’re not done with winter yet, but spring and red tulips are coming before long.
It might be fun to make dish cloths in all the tulip colors–pink, lavender, yellow, orange, purple.
This cotton dish cloth will be a gift for a Texas gal who now lives in Michigan. I don’t want her to forget her home state.
Please click on the image to enlarge it so that you can see the outline of the state.