And I am blessed to be able to stay at home today and get a few things accomplished - especially a couple of nice long walks outside! It's funny - since I made a habit of going outside every day.... I almost NEED to do it! Spending a little time outdoors regardless of the weather seems to have become something I really WANT to do.
And that is the point of the new habits - to make it so easy that I do it automatically - and I miss it when I DON'T do it.... like brushing my teeth. I would no more skip brushing my teeth than I would fly to the moon without a vehicle. I want exercise and eating healthy foods to be just like that!
That said - I will share some of the dishcloths with you (yes, I know I've been remedial about posting them lately - but I am still crocheting away!) I will try to catch up a little on my blogging this week - assuming I can spend the time at home!
8 new dishcloths from Maggie Weldon's 2011 challenge are below:
Patterns are in the archive at www.bestfreecrochet.com
#215 Diagonal Stripes Crochet Dishcloth - pictured below on the upper left. It was fun to do this pattern, though we have seen it before..... I do like the patterns that use up my little bits and pieces of leftover yarn! The actual pattern used a base color every couple of rows to coordinate it - and I did not... but I think it turned out nicely anyway. It's a generous size too - definitely a repeat!
#216 Flag Crochet Dishcloth - I'm assuming you can figure out which one is the flag? LOL!! I really liked this pattern because it was EASY to do. It worked up much quicker than I expected. It's a good choice for a flag pattern.
#217 The Rambler Crochet Dishcloth - pictured above on the upper right. An interesting pattern.... I'm glad I tried it to learn something new but not a fave to make nor as a favorite end product. One of the okay ones!
#218 Tricolor Crochet Dishcloth - above on the lower right. The cloth is thick and absorbent. I liked the pattern but feel that changing the colors so much was cumbersome. I may do this again with one color OR a variegated yarn.
The next 4 dishcloths are pictured in the photo below
#219 Blue Butterfly Crochet Dishcloth - pictured below on the bottom left. Not so much blue as purple because that is what I have on hand, this one is cute! Not particularly hard but a little cumbersome to figure out and not cute enough to do twice.
#220 Square on Point Crochet Dishcloth - below on the bottom right. This one was fun. The pattern says that it is easy - I would say that is true IF you pay close attention :-) That said - it is great fun to use the scraps and watch this one take shape while you are making it.... AND you have a nice useful cloth at the end of it :-)
#221 Mexican Eye Crochet Dishcloth - pictured above on the upper left. This one turned out absolutely beautiful! Instructions call it easy, but I'm not so sure.. I got a little confused in the middle. This is one that I would have to really want to HAVE in order to do it again but is pretty enough that it might happen.
#222 Blue Bobbles Crochet Dishcloth - it's a little difficult to see against my dark background. It's a pretty lacy pattern more suited to a scarf or vest, I think. It was easy and quick to make but a little lacy for a useful dishcloth in my opinion.
So there you have it... some crochet adventures for the week.
What are you working on?