Monday, April 12, 2010

Productive Day!

We had a productive day yesterday.  Our kids have a cubby house that my dad made for them about 7-8 years ago.  Well of course its coming with us but it is so heavy that we couldn't lift it to move and it wouldn't fit on a trailor so it had to come apart for transport. so we pulled it apart,  Here are some pics of the process.

Just starting
front wall and ceiling pannels off
With my two baby girls

Nearly done, roof and walls off
My dad the champion builder!

On Saturday I woke up in one of the snarky type moods and so to try and get my self out of it I started knitting a dischcloth.  These things are fabulous and I use them everywhere, but it has been a while since I have made one and I am getting low.  Also a friend of mine, Delvene, has been learning to knit and is and churning them out, so I was inspired and what better way to lift a mood than a quick knit up that you can see finished. 
Well the theory was good but no longer had I done a few rows but of course someone needed something, then I got distracted and then I went out for the night so didn't really get back to it.  With all the packing the last thing I needed was another "work in progress" laying around so on last evening I decided to finish it.  So what do you think?

These are the best thing and can be made from all sorts of yarn.  This one is made from 2 strands 100% crochet cotton 4ply.  They are great to use too,  and once you have used these you will never go back to the store bought cloths.  I use them in the bathroom, kitchen, laundry and any where else my little cherubs make mess and whats the best you just chuck them in the washing machine when your done.  They really don't wear out (I have had one for at least 5 years now).  They are also great for new knitters to try,  something really easy with just knit stitch and yet not the boring old scarf, have some increasing and decreasing to.  It is actually knit on the diagonal so it is really easy to make bigger or smaller even for the first timer.  When you are ready to try something more you can easily incorporate some patterns into it.  Here is the link to where I found the pattern.  Have a go at one, but trust me it won't be just 1 you stop at.  Well I will catch you next time and if you do make one send me a pic I would love to see your handywork!

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