Ready for spring

I’m so done with winter. I have been for a while. I’m ready for spring. I think it might be the colors.

And I am ready for spring colors. And flowers. And plants (I keep thinking about what veggies I’m going to plant in my container garden this year).

But since spring isn’t here yet, I decided to create a little bit of spring for myself.

How about some flowers?

Pretty, pink, and functional too…flower dishcloths.

Flower Dishcloths

The pattern is Flower Power Dishcloths by Doni Spiegle and is a free Ravelry download. It’s an easy-to-follow crochet pattern and it works up super fast.

I think I’ve figured out the two things I like most about crocheting.

  1. I can make a crochet project much faster than the same thing if it were knitted.
  2. I find it to be much easier to do shaped things – like flowers, Mickey ears…etc. (There are plenty of ways to do the same things with knitting, but they don’t come as easily to me.)

And bonus, the dishcloths are made from my stash of cotton.

Project Use Up All The Cotton Totals: 54g for both flowers

468 grams of yarn used, 618 grams to go


Project Use Up All The Cotton – Week 6, Project 3 & 4

Yes, I am a bit behind. I have excuses…many of them – daughter’s birthday, commission projects, Nerd Wars. I’ve just been a bit underwater lately, but I think I’m finally able to come up for air.

Want to see what I made?

Project 3 is a USA washcloth¬†made in Lily Sugar ‘n Cream “Field of Dreams.” I have no idea what Nerd Wars challenge I’m going to use it for yet, but I’ll reach out to the team and figure out something. I will be using it for Giving Geeks though and sending it to Warmth for Warriors, a charity that mainly sends hats to US Troops, but has requested 100% cotton washcloths as well.

Project 4 is more of a dishcloth than a washcloth since I used a bigger needle size and it came out GIGANTIC. I call it my “Very Hungry Caterpillar” cloth. I used Lily Sugar ‘n Cream Scents in “Aloe Vera” (side note: The scent to this one was SO MUCH BETTER than the last scented yarn I used from this line. I didn’t feel like my head was going to burst this time.) This one I’ll be assigning to the Nerd Culture challenge. We need to find a Google Doodle and make something inspired by it. Here’s my doodle:

Make sense now? I made my cloth based on a line from A Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, “He ate through one apple…but he was still hungry.”


And now for the totals:

Project 3 (USA Cloth) – 27g
Project 4 (Caterpillar Cloth) – 56g…one full ball!!

 83 grams down, 926 grams of yarn to go