Two More Cloths

I know, I know. My little cloths don't begin to compare to the elaborate sweaters and other items you gentlemen create. I've tried a sweater and got frustrated. I get bored with a scarf before I'm halfway through. So, these are a great outlet for my knitting frustration until I'm ready to tackle that sweater or pair of socks. Thanks for bearing with me!

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MMario's picture

I like the lace, but the Hummingbird is impressive!

I can see a ptachwork coverlet being done with a bunch of different animals and birds

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kylewilliam's picture

I love them - I think you could do a neat collection of dishcloths.... I bet if you kept going you could do a collection and with some more fancy ones you could have a private showing... maybe you'll build a business of custom hand knit dishcloths (I bet they'd sell!) -

just don't discount your talent and your efforts - it doesn't matter wether you're knitting dish cloths or dress pants - knitting is challenging, rewarding and relaxing. We love seeing your work - keep it coming!



KnitMark's picture

Hey - never put yourself down for knitting anything - dish cloths are a whole lot more than most people ever do. You're doing something you enjoy, and it's productive - I mean, you could spend endless hours playing World of Warcraft, but what would you have to show for it?
I love knitting dish cloths - they're relatively mindless, but still a lot more challenging than a garter stitch scarf. They make great gifts (who doesn't wash dishes?). Whenever I get frustrated with more complex projects, I always do another dish cloth. JUST KEEP KNITTING!

Kerry's picture

Surely knitting is about doing what you want to do, rather than doing what you think you should be doing.

stch's picture

Your dishcloths are beautiful! Thank you for sharing them with us. It's due to your postings of your dishcloths that I've been trying my hand at it too. Wish mine would come out as neatly as yours.
The wonderful aspect of the craft is that you can knit what you enjoy.
Keep up the good work, and I hope you'll continue to share your projects with us.

drmel94's picture

I'm with MMario on this. Dishcloths can double as blanket squares, so you can keep doing them as you please and just pick some to stitch together when you feel like it. Then you'll have done a big project without feeling like you've taken on a big project. Above all, though, do what you enjoy.

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MMario's picture

I have *great* admiration for people who do things such as facecloths/dishcloths. the truth of the matter is that I find such projects to be incredibly difficult to concentrate on. The large shawls and things I sorta click the brain into "knit mode" and just knit, but I find on the smaller projects I have to pay *close* attention.
and my brain doesn't want to do that.

BTW - where did you find the hummingbird?

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Stephen450's picture

The hummingbird pattern is from a booklet I bought at Michael's Crafts called "Garden Dishcloths to Knit." I have also seen it on Amazon. It cost about $7, but the hours of entertainment I will get from it make it a bargain.

I've been considering joining one of the dishcloth knit-alongs I've seen on the 'net, but I have enough free patterns in my file to keep me busy for years.

Shibaguyz's picture

LOVE LOVE LOVE making wash/dish cloths... don't stop sharing your photos of them! I think making cloths like this is rewarding because it give me instant gratification when I'm in the middle of a sweater or blanket. Don't give it up!

Hey... what about a whole afghan made of dish cloths all whip stitched together?? Or maybe a block sweater made from dish cloth patterns (again, with stitched together)! See... now you've inspired me!! THANKS!!

talk to you soon...
The Shibaguyz

talk to you soon...
The Shibaguyz