Creating something from seemingly nothing…

I thought I would post about my recent need to create something from nothing.   Usually this means sewing or working with Yarn or beads.   Lately it has been working with yarn.   I have always loved all of the different yarns available and the colors, they are beautiful.   They come in so many types from very fuzzy to what appears to be twine or string.  Each has its own properties that make it work for a particular purpose.

I started on this latest endeavor by making dish cloths (yes I said dishcloths) to use in my kitchen.  I wanted something bright and pretty that would clean dishes really well.   There is just something great about a 100% cotton crocheted dish cloth that makes cleaning easier and (somehow) more fun.   It is so very utilitarian but it brightens up your kitchen, it soaks up messes, it resists becoming smelly and well, it just works!   So I started creating one for the kitchen and before I knew it I had made 12.   I started with one that was kind of square with a bit of decorative crochet around the four edges.   Thinking that the edges would let me hang it to dry.  Of course I had no idea what I was going to hang it on, but I didn’t think of that until later.

The next type I made were, to my eyes, much prettier.   They have a very ruffly edge at both ends that is quite decorative when hung over the center of the sink to dry (see I did get more practical).    I like them the best!   So, knowing I only could use a few of them, I took the rest down to the Odgepodge in town (Odgepodge is the all around art gallery, antique/vintage, handmade shop in Sherwood).   I put them out for sale and within 3 days there were only 4 left to sell!   (I admit that the ones left ARE the the ones I wasn’t so sure about).   So now I think I need to make more because there is obviously a great need for these in the world.

Tomorrow we will talk about what I started making from yarn next.. . .

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