More people knitting is always a good thing, I think. Knitting makes people calmer and happier and less likely to
So yep, that's my aim...more people knitting.
How am I going to do this?
Well, I have a little secret weapon in my arsenal. A little weapon that has proved successful so far.
That weapon is the humble knitted dishcloth.
Have you ever washed your dishes with a knitted cotton dishcloth?
They are the bomb! And seriously once you've been there, you won't go back.
I've started the last two years with a bit of a dish cloth knitting blitz.
Last year I gave a couple to my older sister. She love love loved them. And guess what? She's now knitting them and passing them on to her friends. I knit them regularly for my other sister. She's too lazy to knit her own. Well, she's not really. She just knows I will knit them for her.
I gave one to a friend the other day, and guess what she love love loves them. I suspect she will knit herself some. I've given one to my MIL as well. The seeds are being planted...
So this got me thinking. Dishcloth domination.
I think most people who don't knit or can knit a wee bit, would look at a dishcloth and say, "I could knit that." And they could! These things whip up in such a short time, you know.
So my plan is to gift two dishcloths per month for 2012 to susceptible targets.
I have my non-knitting sister in my sights next. She has coveted the dishcloths (which were really facecloths) that I knit my Mum. I'm going to send her a couple...but I'm going to include a ball of cotton with them and the pattern. Subtle. She will be putty in my hand.
You know how the rest goes from there.... knit a few dishcloths then perhaps decide you want to try something bigger.... and then before you know it, you're a knitter. woot!
Please do!! It will be fun. We can share our conquests.
Or perhaps as a non-knitter or beginner knitter you're feeling the need to knit a dishcloth?
Well, here's my pattern of choice. Grandmother's Favourite
My favorite yarn for knitting dishcloths is Lily Sugar and Cream, but any hardy 100% cotton will do the trick. I'm pretty sure I've seen something at Spotlight, but if not you can buy it online at yarn over
P.S. sorry about the lack of recent blog love.