Tuesday, 9 February 2010

More Yarn Stuff

A few posts ago I mentioned how I was getting back into crochet big time, so when I saw Melissa Goodsell's invitation to a dishcloth/washcloth knit-and-crochet-along, I thought I'd give it a go. Well, to be honest, I was probably equally attracted by the idea of making something along with people from the other side of the world :) Anyway, over the next two weeks, around 20 of us will dig out our cotton yarns and knitting needles and/or crochet hooks and hopefully create a lovely little pile of dish- or washcloths. I made a few a Christmas time to put in with teacher presents, and kept a couple for me, but have not really had the courage to use them, they're just too nice! To have a little stash to hand, maybe for some last-minute gifts (with a nice bar of soap!), seems like a good idea.

So far, I have made two (I cheated a little - I started on Sunday...), faithfully using my rather plentiful stash of leftover cotton yarn:

Then today, I was doing a spot of shopping (at Lidl, no less!) and came across this:

Lovely, variegated cotton yarn goodness, and at under 70p a ball too good to pass up. Okay, I had to buy 6 balls per pack, but hey, it's still a bargain, and I'm going to make good use of these goodies :) So, keep your eyes peeled for more cloths, and the next ones are definitely going to be of the crochet variety!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Your cloths are beautiful Anne!
    and wow! what a great buy you found in Lidls! Don't you just love finding fabby bargains where you least expect to! LOL!
    Can't wait to see your next makes!

  2. Love your cloths ~Anne, feeling like getting my knitting needles out! Missing Lidls now! hugs Debx

  3. Anne - those are so pretty! I wish I could do that! I'd love to have some like that - I don't know that white would be good for washing dishes though - but as long as they are soft they'd be great for the bathroom! I love them, you did a great job. Very talented you are.


  4. what a score! I love that cotton yarn, the colours are gorgeous... can't wait to see what is created from them :)

  5. What lovely colours (and nice price). Quick exit to Lidls to see if my nearest branch has it in stock.

  6. I like your clothes.Look forward to seeing the crochet ones.