Being the practical and impatient gal that I am, I knitted a dishcloth. New one in the drawer, and an old one out of the drawer and into the trash can.
Once the dishcloth is washed, it gets ‘fulled’ — the stitches tighten and draw closer together because the yarns gets fluffier.
The color is Barnboard Twists (Save the Barn!), which is difficult to see in my photo. Maybe a glance from this thumbnail on the Lily site would help:
It’s very pretty. If I am watching television (rare, I know) and I can’t sit still yet desire some time with my husband and kids (frequent occurrence), knitting seems to help.
So I worked on this dishcloth and my youngest wove on her loom while Ken Burns’ Dust Bowl Part I played on the DVR (Love that thing. Best invention ever. Of all time.). The jackrabbit clubbing was something I had never heard of, but Mr. TellBlast’s father said (in the very post-dust bowl days) that rabbits were herded and disposed of because they were a big problem in his area, too. Who knew?
I was going to show my life in photos from the last week, but instead, I want to show a WIN. My oldest and I were in the Art Museum Gift Shop where I spotted a fabric bin that looked a LOT like the one I just made and gifted to my sister. Oh so validating to see “your work” in public.
The biggest difference (besides the price tag) that I noticed was that the store’s bin didn’t include batting. The same thin cotton material for the inside and outside makes for a doubled wall that is…thin. As in not sturdy. So I think the use would need to be different from a sturdy denim and batting version. Naturally, this means that my way is better. 😉