Sunday, September 03, 2006

More Ballbands - Warsh Rags and a Towel

My husband and I have been car pooling to work recently and our commute is 40 minutes each way on a good day. So I figured that I might as well use that time to get some extra knitting done. I tried working on a couple different projects and discovered that I can't really concentrate on anything intricate while in the car. There are way to many distractions.

So I've been using up the Sugar 'n Creme in my stash to knit some more ballband dishcloths. I used the leftover mixed colors from the dishcloths to make a dish towel too. These are the dishcloths that are in the stack next to the towel in the picture above. I've ended up with a lot more dishcloths than I can stick in a drawer so I'm going to have to figure out something to do with them.

I do have the towel hanging off the dishwasher door in the kitchen. I haven't used it yet, so I don't know how well it will really hold up. I've thought about using the dish \cloths at Christmas or save them for small hostess presents. Maybe pair them up with some nice kitchen soap. I do know that some people don't really like using these knitted cloths because they are kind of heavy and tend to stay wet for awhile.

I thought about sewing them together and using them as a little throw rug. I would have done that if the rags were just a little thicker. I do want to knit one of the rugs form the Mason Dixon book. I just have to order some cotton on cones to do that. The shops around here aren't stocking many cones at all and the ones they do have are stocked on the bottom shelf and they are usually kind of dirty.

I'm not going buy any more cotton though until I use up what I have. I did just get some of the Sugar 'n Creme in a Neapolitan stripe color called Rosewood. I don't know anyone having a baby, but maybe i can knit some baby items to donate. I'll have to come up with something to do with the rest of the Sugar 'n Creme in my stash because I think I'm done with dishcloths for awhile.

12 comments:

Abigail 1870 pearl said...

Absolutly stunning. What a beutiful way to bring some sunshine into the mundane world of dishwashing. The hand towel is great.

Pat yourself on the back for maximizing the 40 minutes of time.

Monika said...

Very colorufl. I like the towel a lot!

bradyphrenia said...

ooh very nice. i love the towel!

Zonda said...

Gorgeous colors there!! BTW, on the KAL, someone has made a ball band bath rug!

Julie said...

Those are very pretty. I really like the throw rug idea.

trek said...

I like that a dishcloth is quick and that patchwork is perfectly acceptable as a dishcloth!

Angela said...

Gorgeous warsh rags...you are a wonder. It takes me a while to knit these. My mom has been asking for a stack of these since a knit one for her in July. I have the yarn, so I guess I better get busy!



Ang

Bezzie said...

I think I'd keep the stack. People are always getting married/remarried/buying homes. They'd make great gifts...and that towel almost looks like it would double as a great placemat!

Love the colors on all of them!

Mom said...

You're amazing kiddo! You can teach Doris to do the warsh rags while we are at your house just to keep her busy....

AuntieAnn said...

I bought some of that yarn intending to make some of those -- stuck on my Xmas knitting for now -- but maybe soon! I could use some mindless knits.

PURLPOWER said...

Hey SP! Have had a problem with my last parcel, please can you check your SP email very soon! LOL

ladylinoleum said...

Awesome!

Don't you wish you could knit at work too? You know, use your downtime wisely? I know I wish I could.