I wanted to make a few dishcloths as back up gifts, and just because it sounded like a good idea. Mainly because my Grandma gave me 3 over the summer that she had made, and they really are wonderful to use in the kitchen. I love that I can just throw it in the washing machine when I'm done. How perfectly environmental! So I found a lovely pattern, and I was please the pattern was simple, because it was purely in chart form. Oh no, I have never done purely chart!! Well I gave it a go. I had to rip back about 3 times because I wasn't paying attention. Then I finally finished it, sewed in all the ends, and turned it over and...... WHAT THE...................... check out what I did:
Yes, I missed out on some garter stitch on the border, and made it stockinette stitch. Gasp--I can't give that as a present. Needless to say, it is in my kitchen now. How something so simple could have been so difficult is beyond comprehension!
Pattern: Spring Tulips
Yarn: Sugar'n Cream 100% cotton
Anyway, I also finished my Calorimetry that I was working on for this weeks WIP. It was fast, and really lovely! It will be heading to my sister for her Christmas present.
Yarn: Noro Silk Garden shade 236
Because the yarn I used was left over from another project, I was paranoid I wouldn't have enough. So, if you are like me, just so you know, I used 37g of the above yarn.
Now, this next bit isn't about crafting at all (it's about food!!), so you can go ahead and skip it if you want to. Briefly, I participate in a thing called BzzAgents. You get free products to try, and then you get to give people your honest opinion about them. I haven't done any surveys with them in years, and just recently I received an email about a campaign they were doing on.....ice cream. I LOVE ice cream, and normally make my own. I jumped on this one fast, who wouldn't?
The point of this little blurb is for my UK friends, in that I have vouchers for £1 off a tub of the ice cream, called Choka Blok. It is sold at Tesco, and the vouchers expire December 18. If you want one, just send me an email with your address and I'll pop it in the post to you, and you can enjoy some too. The ice cream is good---not Ben and Jerry's good, but much better than your usual UK ice cream. No offense here, but lots of the ice cream on this side of the pond doesn't even have milk or cream as the first ingredient. The US rules this particular frozen treat market.
The ice cream is full of goodies---and by that I mean hunks of chocolate and the like. They have names like Cherry Bomb (wish I had that one), The Chocolate Extremist, and Billionaires Shortcake, how can you go wrong??
Here is where I'm hopping this week: