June 2007

Last Thursday, June 7th I finished up my flower dishcloth, shown alongside the double woven cloth. I also made these stitch markers for my dishcloth swap pal. I like that the photo captured the iridescence of the smaller beads. Both cloths were sent off to my pal on Monday, along with the markers, soap and some chocolate.

stitch markers


My Spring into Summer dishcloth pal, Mary is a real sweet gal. She sent me two dishcloths, a scrubbie and towel, all crocheted in shades of green and green variegated yarn. I put the towel up right away in the kitchen and I’ll probably save the cloths for washing my face. They look like they would have a nice texture for gentle exfoliating. Along with all the crocheted items, she beaded a set of stitch markers with tiny dice to represent that she lives in Las Vegas.

There are all kinds of other goodies, too and I hope I don’t leave anything out as it’s all out of the package and around the house now. She sent honeysuckle perfume, which is a really thoughtful touch. I love honeysuckle. Mary also sent me a book, Knitting Rules, by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, a felt cover notebook, knitted dishcloth pattern booklet and little “E” shape sticky notepad. Oh, and there is yarn, too! She sent me several skeins of cotton in shades of green to make more dishcloths.

All the while the swap was going on, I received e-mails every few days from Mary. She “snooped” around my blog, as she put it, to find out what I liked. She did a good job of snooping! It was a pleasure exchanging e-mails and having Mary as my partner. Thank you, Mary!

I haven’t been doing a whole lot of knitting or crochet the past few weeks, as I somehow injured my right wrist. I have been really trying to take it easy and not stress it out too much.

However, my oldest niece, Roxie, (daughter of Lindie) is going far away and I felt compelled to crochet her a little gift to remind her of home. I came up with a lacy soap bag, making up the pattern as I went along. It was impromptu and the process of making and giving felt like a different kind of project, one that was possibly more personal than any other I have done. So given that and the fact that I gave it to her the day after it was finished up, there is no picture. I wrote up the pattern and my little sister, Christen, kindly tested it out for me. I will be posting it on the site.

(Notes added to clear up some confusion about the family tree hehe)