Because you can never take a metaphor too far.

img_2251.JPGWe have been without photos for a few posts, so I thought I’d share one. Here are a few of my latest apples – destined to become yucky for sure. Very cost effective if you don’t mind using your time wastefully – which I clearly don’t. Pretty soon I’ll shake these off my branches and into the dirty dishwater, but not just yet!

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14 thoughts on “Because you can never take a metaphor too far.

  1. Woman, you ROCK!!!

    Doggone-it I am going to finish my little man’s sweater no matter how long it takes me. :-) I stopped when I ran into trouble with knitting the button holes. I guess I can always look up internet troubleshooting directions on knitting button holes. :-) I just LOVE being encouraged through Femina!

  2. Hey Aunt Monica –
    The “clover tweed” pattern I got through ravelry, but it is published online here:

    http://skullcharms.blogspot.com/2008/06/free-pattern-clover-tweed-dishcloth.html

    And the “circles cloth” I also got through ravelry, but it is also online here:

    http://hakucho.blogspot.com/2008/09/circle-cloth-pattern.html

    Luma- I think that is so funny that you are stuck on the buttonhole band, because I just cranked out a sweater for Chloe (in a week maybe), but then had to do one half of the buttonband over like three or four times. I got too sick of the sweater and decided to crank out some Fall dishcloths that wouldn’t take any thinking instead! And here you are, casting button bands on my consicience! The truly ridiculous thing is that the sweater is all done – except a few ends to weave in and buttons to sew on, but I have just let it sit after all the agony! You have sufficiently kicked me into gear about it- maybe tomorrow!

  3. That’s funny. Two nights ago I realized that I’d thrown my very last dishcloth into the laundry. Not having a dishwasher other than my own two hands, and needing to recover from the results of baking a wedding cake on Saturday, this was a bit of a crisis. I ended up using a towel to make it through a couple sinkfuls that evening…and I sat down and started crocheting a dishcloth!

  4. Woohoo! I figured out what I was doing wrong with those buttonholes. I stayed up working on the sweater last night, it felt so good not to give up on it.

    Rachel, let me encourage you to finish Chloe’s sweater if possible, you’ll be so glad you did when you see her wearing it. :-)

    Good for you, Valerie! I’m sure you’ll finish it in no time.

  5. Very very new knitter here; do you use any special kind of yarn for dishcloths, or just the regular stuff at craft stores?

  6. Hakucho-
    Well thanks to you for the pattern! I love both the texture and the basic repeat – perfect for tired, or even in the dark knitting!
    Lynn –
    I use peaches and creme or sugar and creme “kitchen cotton” – they are very cheap ($1.50) and readily available at WalMart, Michaels, JoAnns, and most knitting stores, so I am guessing that it is what you think of as “regular stuff”!

  7. Rachel, just letting you know I’m progressing nicely on the sweater for Athan (short for Athanasius). Today I start the sleeves. I’ve never made sleeves before, but I am overcoming my fears. :-) I’ll let you know how it goes.

  8. Good for you Luma – there isn’t anything tricky about sleeves, so I’m sure you’ll do great! Do keep us posted..

  9. Thanks for posting the links to the patterns. These are great! Going to put it on to the pile of things to knit by Christmas. As if I didn’t have enough projects going in that stack already :)

    L

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