Dishcloth Challenge

Good Afternoon bloggers !

I’m a wee bit late today updating the dishcloth, several reasons being 1 I seemed to have a lot of chores to do this morning and 2 I only finished off the last few rows of this cloth this week.

As you’ll recall from last week I was starting the Harry Potter themed facecloths for the children this week. I put all the names in a tub and hubby pulled out a name and it was Alan so he got his cloth knit this week. I got all patterns for these cloths on Ravelry but I’ll give individual links to each one each week.

Alan chose this Deathly Hallows cloth and wanted it in black and blue, where the colours were put he didn’t mind he just wanted those colours so at the start of the week I faffed about trying to decide which way I wanted it and which way of knitting it up would work best for me so finally on the third attempt I got it the way I was happy with.

Deathly Hallows Facecloth

The edges are done in black moss stitch and the centre is done in blue stockinette stitch with the hallows symbol done in black stockinette stitch. I’m really pleased with how it turned out and although these may not be my personal colour choices they are extremely effective together. I used King Cole Bamboo Cotton which is 50% Bamboo and 50% Cotton. As these cloths are going to be facecloths I think the bamboo will give a softer finish and they work up wonderfully in it. I used a smaller needle size to give a tighter stitch and it could benefit from a light blocking but you’ll have to excuse it as its hot off the needles !

Hubby is going to pull the next name from the tub later today when everyone is home so we can see who’s cloth is next !

Keri’s cloth over at whendidibecomeaknitter has done a lovely circular cloth, something I’ve to get round to trying so check it out.
Kim Page after Page has done an Elvish Leaves cloth in red, I love it, its a combo of one of my favourite patterns and colours.
Tricia over at Tricia’s Craft Box is working on Little Garden Girl in the most adorable pink ! check it out, its gorgeous.

My best friend Lucie has started knitting dishcloths also, why Tricia and herself think I am to blame for roping them into the addiction that is dishcloths I’ve no idea rofl, when she shows some of hers I’ll let you know and she’s already done some wonderful ones.

I’m still reading The Missing by Tim Gautreaux and its just starting to get into it. It was a bit slow to get started and so was a slog through as what has happened hasn’t set the background or anything so I’m not sure as to the purpose of the beginning, perhaps all shall become clearer. Thats on my kindle and in paperback form I’m still reading Heavens Wager and its good, its got a good pace and flow. Heavens Wager was recommend by my friend Vickie and she’s just started up her own blog A Stitchers Story so do please pop over and welcome her to the land of blogs. 🙂

I leave you now with some pictures I have taken during the week of Ruairí and Elizabeth they were having a quiet moment together in the chair…probably planning their next mischievous act..don’t be fooled by their innocent look, these pair together keep a body on their toes.

Ruairí and Elizabeth

I realised this week that Benjamin makes himself scarce when the camera comes out so he doesn’t appear in front of it to often, something I shall rectify this week lol.
Here is Elizabeth this morning caught as she looked at me from her book she was looking at. They are never to young to develop a love of books!

Remember Sundays are YOP updates and Monday there will be an update from stitching. The giveaway on last weeks cloths is still open until Saturday when we shall draw out a lucky name from the hat so you still have time to enter HERE

Happy Knitting,

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10 Responses to Dishcloth Challenge

  1. Alan's facecloth turned out very well. Very dramatic!

  2. Lucie says:

    Alan's facecloth looks just wonderful and he will be soooooooooo excited when he comes home from school – he won't want to stop washing himself!Elizabeth and Ruairi sure look like they are cooking up a plan together – they are both adorable as are all your babies xxI will post some dishcloth photos once I have finished the one I am knitting at the moment which should be done later this afternoon 🙂

  3. Nicola says:

    Elizabeth and Ruauri are adorable Ruth.

  4. Topcho says:

    Lol this is the most EPIC (epicest? oh dear..) dishcloth ever! This is so going into my to do list. I haven't knit for more than an year and I decided I should try to remember how sometime this year.Elizabeth and Ruauri are so cute 🙂

  5. amanda_cake says:

    I love the dishcloth.

  6. Congrats on finishing the face cloth! I love the colors. And the subject matter, LOL!

  7. Blu says:

    Awesome facecloth! I salute Alan's taste.Ruairi (how do you say that?) and Elizabeth are so cute!

  8. Tricia says:

    Well done Alan on such a good choice, Turn out fab Ruth. Im sure your dish/face cloth list is going to get mighty big before the year is out,Ruairi and Elizabeth are adorable, cant believe how big they have got.

  9. Shannon says:

    This is the first cloth I've seen with two different colors – it looks great!

  10. Thoeria says:

    Your kiddies are all gorgeous Ruth! Miss Lizabeth looks soooo cute!

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