Dishcloth Challenge and a Happy Birthday

Today is Ruairí’s 4th Birthday :)….
He wanted a snake pit cake so we went to it and this is what we came up with..

It is a chocolate flavoured cake with fresh cream and jam filling and then we decorated ! … Ruairí had a great time decorating and according to him this cake needs sugar as in his world cakes need sugar ! lol

Last weeks dishcloth was completed and put into use immediately, it turned out wonderful and is a lovely easy pattern, highly recommended if you are just starting off with knitting dishcloths and indeed a step up from a normal garter stitch one. It makes a terrific scrubber..

Darrell Waltrip Dishcloth

For this weeks cloth I chose the Lizard Ridge Dishcloth , again this is a freebie from Ravelry, just hit the link. When I saw this cloth it reminded me of the sea and thats what inspired my yarn colour choice..

Lizard Ridge Dishcloth

Close up of the cloth

For this cloth I’m using Debbie Bliss DK Cotton in blue and white as when I looked at this I saw the waves. I’ve also learned the wrap and turn stitch and picking up those wraps and turns in order to do this cloth. I love learning new things so this suits me right down to the ground.

The children discovered my Harry Potter cloth patterns and now each want one ! So I now have 7 orders for different Harry Potter motifs all in different colour ranges lol. I think I may dive into my cotton tub and see what I’ve got..what are the bets I don’t have some of the colours they’re after!..
At least it will cover 7 weeks or more in the challenge.

Kim over at Page After Page is joining in with me on this challenge. She is extremely busy and is aiming to knit a cloth every two weeks. Between us both we should come up with some interesting patterns and hopefully by the end of the year have a lovely little pile of cloths, great for use and for gifts ! Kim is starting off with a Double Bump cloth which looks wonderful !

Until next week,
Happy Knitting,
Ruth

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14 Responses to Dishcloth Challenge and a Happy Birthday

  1. Happy 4th Birthday Ruairi! What a happy little birthday boy with a wonderful cake made by Mum! The pink dishcloth turned out very nice. You are right, the blue and white do remind me also of waves, how nice.

  2. Lucie says:

    What a fab cake 🙂 Happy Birthday Ruairi xxThe cloths are looking fab hun – you are doing really well with them 🙂

  3. Tricia says:

    Oh what a happy boy Ruairí is,and just love the cloths xx

  4. Thoeria says:

    Happy Birthday Ruari! And that is one lovely yummy looking snakepit cake! What a sensible little boy he is – ofcourse cakes needs lots of sugar:-)Great progress on the DC challenge there Ruth. Can't wait to see your Harry Potter cloths!

  5. Keri says:

    I would love to join in too. What are the details? Is this a Rav group or just a person challenge? A cloth every two weeks sound like a great plan. Drop me a line over at my blog.Thanks and great idea

  6. Nicola says:

    Happy Birthday Ruairi.That is one scrumptious looking cake.

  7. Rita says:

    He looks happy with his cake. I hope he enjoyed his bday.I love the dishcloths.

  8. Vonna says:

    Oh golly, that's a wriggly cake 🙂 And bet good to the last bite!

  9. Linda says:

    Cute cake and Happy Birthday to your adoralbe son. Love the dishclothe. I only knit the garter one.Linda

  10. Mouse says:

    ooo happy birthday little man … boy that cake looks good … hope you had a lovely day 🙂 love mouse xxxx

  11. ♥ Nia says:

    Happy birthday to the little boy!! 😀 He's so cute!!! =)

  12. Lisa says:

    Awesome cake, what a lucky little boy. Happy Birthday.I am loving the progress on your dishclothes. I might need to try these someday.

  13. Gaby says:

    Happy Birthday for your little boy, Ruth 🙂

  14. Sssoooo not impressed wid missin dat snake cake & Indy's Birthday ;(

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