Crochet Round Dishcloths

This past weekend I crocheted some new dishcloths. I used to make only squares ones, then last month I crocheted a round one and I like it quite well. The round ones are easier for me to make anyhow.
I prefer using cotton yarn because it’s not expensive and I can get a few dishcloths from each skein. The dishcloths sizes are about 6 inches for the square one and 7 inches for the round ones.

I freehanded the round pattern I used. I haven’t written it up, but I’m working on it.

Here’s hoping you all have a nice day.



Knitting Loom Grinchy Stocking

IMG_8229I made my first ever loom-knitted stocking. I made it for my 14 year old grandson for Christmas. (He liked it and also liked the goodies stuffed inside. 😉 )
I used a round red Knifty-Knitter loom.

Unfortunately, the website where the basic stocking pattern was posted has disappeared, so I had to delete the link.

I’d never attempted a sock type pattern on a knitting loom before. The heel part always seemed so intimidating. The  pattern’s instructions were simple enough that I was able to do okay with the heel. (I may even try to loom-knit an actual pair of socks or house shoes someday)

The colors I chose for the stocking were so Grinchy that I couldn’t help but try to add his face to the stocking. Unfortunately, it didn’t turn out as well as I hoped, but it serves the purpose.

It was fun making the stocking for my Grandson.
I’m not very skilled at looming, but I do enjoy it.

I hope you all have a nifty week.


Taking a Break

IMG_3263Everything is fine and we’re all healthy, but I need to take a break for a few days. I’ll be back blogging when I can.

Meanwhile, you can enjoy the beauty of my 1st squash harvest of 2014.
For my newer blogging buddies & readers, the round squash are my favorite variety to grow.
These pretty ones are called ‘1 ball’ squash. In my opinion they have the best flavor of the round squash variety.
Along with their mighty good taste, I enjoy that they’re quite cheerful looking growing in the garden or picked and setting on a table.

Okay folks, I need to go for now.
Ya’ll take care and have a wonderful week.
See ya soon!