Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Who's doing the dishes tonight?

 Pattern : Ballband Dishcloth by Pisgah Yarn & Dyeing Co., Inc.
Seen in Mason-Dixon Knitting Book.

Yarn: Moda Vera Sombre,100% organic cotton
Needles: 4.5mm

Wanting to really work hard at recycling, and using what I have, I was inspired by the Mason-Dixon Knitting book (borrowed from the library), about dishcloths.
I am hoping to be able to use these until they are well worn, then cut them up and put into the compost heap or worm farm. (Not sure which option is better at this stage)

These are so not my colours, but the only colours available at Spotlight at the time when I wanted cotton “right now”

If these work well, I will try and source brighter colours to use next time.
I can knit one up in an evening watching some rubbish on TV… I am ready to try some different patterns (only first I must knit a few more until I use up all the cotton yarn from these 4 balls.
I am trying so hard not to end up with small left overs of anything!

The leftover ends of yarn that I am not using get rolled up into a ball...when the ball is big enough I will throw it in the washing machine with the next load of towels or bedding to felt...they make great balls for Eros the cat to play with (I just have to send it in a postpack to England)