Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Hourglass Dishcloth

Design: Hourglass Dishcloth
Designer: Monthly Dishcloths (pattern free if you join the group)
Yarn: Wendy Supreme Cotton, Prints - Daisy 1904
Needles: 3.75mm

This was a little extra gift for Carol as part of a Hooked on Exchanges exchange - the theme was 'By The Sea' and I thought the colours and texture were quite summery and seaside-y!

The first knitting I ever did - aged 4 - was making a garter stitch dishcloth. It was probably as holey as the one above, but I don't think the holes were deliberate! I was very proud of myself though :o) I'm so grateful I had a mum who taught me to knit, sew and embroider. She also encouraged my passion for books ... but sorry ma, I can't quite get so enthused about housekeeping or genealogy ;o)

Knitters out there - who taught you? How old were you?

1 comment:

Gabi said...

Fantastic dish cloth. Never made one of these. Do you use cotton or wool for it? And are these really used for doing the dishes? I do love practical things and might give this a go.

I learned knitting in primary school. I would say somewhere at the age of 7 or 8 years old.