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Gifties: Washcloths for Peace Part Deux: Washcloth Fever!!

23 Dec
More washcloth fun: A continuation of the previous post Washcloths For Peace!
The latest washcloths! theyre all crocheted, which apparently Im not very good at yet, so theyre all wobbly and misshapen. And blocking all of them is way too overwhelming. So what if someones wash cloths all wobbly, itll block itself out when it gets wet. ...Right?

The latest washcloths! They're all crocheted, which apparently I'm not very good at yet, so they're all wobbly and misshapen. And blocking all of them is way too overwhelming. So what if someone's washcloth's all wobbly; it'll block out itself when it gets wet. ...Right?

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Actually this one's knitted; I wanted to continue on with the candy-colored theme of my first three knitted washcloths, so I knitted this guy too! This color is "Playtime," and I consider it to be partners with the "Summer Splash" colored washcloth because it also looks like those non-Smarties candy necklaces!

Okay, back to the crocheted guys! This colors called Landscape.

Okay, back to the crocheted guys! This color's called "Landscape."

Country Stripes.

Country Stripes.

Potrourri Ombre. This looks like bubble gum ice cream in real life! Mmmmmmm!

Potrourri Ombre. This looks like bubble gum ice cream in real life! Mmmmmmm!

Daisy Ombre. The colors actally a warmer tone in real life. Some say it looks like scrambled eggs. But, because Daisys in the name, when I look at this I think of the Daisy perfume Tim gave me one year for Christmas. It smells really good!!

Daisy Ombre. The color's actally a warmer tone in real life. Some say it looks like scrambled eggs. But, because "Daisy"'s in the name, when I look at this I think of the Daisy perfume Tim gave me one year for Christmas. It smells really good!!

Country Twists.

Country Twists.

I think this ones Faded Denim. But it looks like blueberries n cream ice cream! Which I had not to long ago, and didnt like very much. So this color combo makes me feel weird.

I think this one's Denim. But it looks like blueberries 'n cream ice cream! Which I had not to long ago, and didn't like very much. So this color combo makes me feel weird.

Natural Stripes. At first I thought this looked like Neapolitan ice cream, which I love! But then I realized the pink part is actually orangey, so Im a little disappointed.

Natural Stripes. At first I thought this looked like Neapolitan ice cream, which I love! But then I realized the pink part is actually orangey, so I'm a little disappointed.

Lime Stripes. Pretty sherbert-y!

Lime Stripes. Pretty sherbert-y!

Is this Swimming Pool?? I dont remember. All I know is that this looks like blueberry Laffy Taffy.

Is this Faded Denim?? I don't remember. All I know is that this looks like blueberry Laffy Taffy.

Green Twists.

Green Twists.

I had a little bit of Potpourri Ombre left, so I used that for the inside of this one, and used some leftover Cotton-Ease, in Lake.

I had a little bit of Potpourri Ombre left, so I used that for the inside of this one, and used some leftover Cotton-Ease, in Lake.

The next day at work, Melanie and I got together all the washcloths we’d made to donate to Beth123B’s cause. I think there were 43 in all! We went up to the caf to take pics of ’em all.

Lovely washcloths on the lovely window sill.

Lovely washcloths on the lovely window sill.

From another angle. Lookit that view!

From another angle. Lookit that view!

Heres what outside the window looks like. Yep, thats that church on Newbury Street!

Here's what outside the window looks like. Yep, that's that church on Newbury Street!

Time to get these suckers ready to ship! Melanie rolls up all the washcloths and puts them in ziplock bags.

Time to get these suckers ready to ship! Melanie rolls up all the washcloths and puts them in ziplock bags.

And I squish out all the air and place them in shipping boxes (provided b Melanie, of course!). We fit these, plus some travel-sized toiletries, into only three boxes!

And I squish out all the air and place them in shipping boxes (provided b Melanie, of course!). We fit these, plus some travel-sized toiletries, into only three boxes!

Thank you, Melanie, for not only teaching me to knit ad crochet, but also hipping me to cool charity knitting causes! And than you, Liza, for helping us take these pics!

Melanie and Liza. Thanks!!!

Melanie and Liza. Thanks!!!

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Gifties: Washcloths for Peace

13 Oct

My friend Melanie recently taught me how to knit and crochet. Over the summer, I’d completed my first project, which was a (lumpy/hole-y/full of character) hooded blanket for my little niece Lucy (who is now about 12 weeks old and is soooooooooo cute!).

After this experience, I realized that I LOVE TO KNIT!! Melanie started a Lunchtime Kitting group at work (we work together); a group of us meet once as week and we all knit or crochet or sew or do other crafty things for an hour. It’s so awesome to have a support group to help me with any questions or issues that I have about my projects, and it’s great having time out of the week that’s actually dedicated to knitting!

Melanie knits for charities (among other things), and I got interested in contributing too. She hooked me up with A Fresh Start, a volunteer knitting initiative started by Beth123b of the Peace Work group on Ravelry.com; she is collecting travel-size toiletries and handmade washcloths to be donated to a women’s shelter in her ‘hood. I’ve knitted three washcloth’s so far, check ’em out!

Not bad for my 2nd, 3rd, & 4th completed knitting projects (respectively), eh?

Not bad for my 2nd, 3rd, & 4th completed knitting projects (respectively), eh? I figured (hoped?) that I could handle knitting a square.

The pattern is something from the Lion Brand Website, but you have to be a member to log in and see it, but basically you

-cast on 46 stitches

-knit 2 rows

-knit 1 stitch then purl 1 stitch alternately for two rows

-repeat the knit 2, knit/purl 2, until you reach 9 inches

-bind off!

I used a number 7 us – 32 in. circular needle. I just like using circular needles (I think it’s easier to take your knitting on-the-go!), but it’s not necessary.

The yarn that Melanie suggested to use is a cotton yarn called Sugar ‘n Cream. Not only is it washable, but also the color are very yummy-looking! I really can’t over this yarn. Here are some close-up shots of the colors that I used.

Melanie gave me this yarn to use, I think the color is Shades of Green. The yarn was very soft, so with the colors it reminded me of a soft peppermint, except since its green it would be a spearmint. Mmmmmm.

Melanie gave me this yarn to use, I think the color is "Shades of Green." The yarn was very soft, so with the colors it reminded me of a soft peppermint, except since it's green it would be a spearmint. Mmmmmm.

This colors called Strawberry. It looks just like strawberry ice cream!! And the yarn was a bit fluffier too, adding to the ice cream-ness. Sometimes it reminded me of peppermint ice cream too. Its cool, its all delicious.

This color's called "Strawberry." It looks just like strawberry ice cream!! And the yarn was a bit fluffier too, adding to the ice cream-ness. Sometimes it reminded me of peppermint ice cream too. It's cool, it's all delicious.

This is Summer Splash. To me it looks like... you know those really good Smarties-esque candy necklaces? This reminds me of the other kind, with the bright colors, thats not as tasty but its candy so its still pretty good.

This is "Summer Splash." To me it looks like... you know those really good Smarties-esque candy necklaces? This reminds me of the other kind, with the bright colors, that's not as tasty but it's candy so it's still pretty good.

I’m really hungry now, I’m going to go make some dinner!