"I started photographing my domestic world and writing not just about what I had made,
but why I made it, examining the thoughts that accompany creativity and the act of making."
Jane Brocket from The Gentle Art of Domesticity p. 189 UK edition

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Beginnings

The weekend was full of beginnings for me, and one little tadah.
I finished knitting a little dishcloth using two strands of cotton yarn instead of one...not sure I like its cushiness but want to try it out.

Then I started another dishcloth with one strand of purple yarn. I have a few friends whose favorite color is purple. One such friend asked me to make her a dishcloth twice the size of the one I just completed, so I started doing that.



Another friend asked me if I would be interested in doing some proof-reading for him.
Last year he took the four Gospels from an old Greek version and translated them into English. I really enjoyed helping with the proof-reading of those.
It is quite a process and the Greek is certainly Greek to me!
Now he is translating Acts.



I have also started knitting two Morehouse Original kits.






Oh! And our red rhododendren bush that I showed you last week as it was beginning to bloom now has a
TADAH
for you, too. <3

20 comments:

  1. Wow..you are busy!! I recently did a washcloth using two strands of cotton yarn, like you are using, and although it felt nice when dry, it is too thick to use. I prefer using the one strand of yarn for a very sturdy and usable cloth!!
    Thank you for your kind comments.
    Hugs to you,
    Kris

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    1. I think the original pattern a friend showed me was over 40 stitches for the longest row, but then my daughters started making them 25 stitches for the longest row because they prefer the smaller size. I think using two strands of yarn makes the cloth too bulky...more like the larger cloths the girls disliked, so I will probably just go back to using one strand as you prefer, Kris, unless someone asks for something more bulky(:

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  2. I love knitting those dishcloths and enjoy using them. I have a ton of balls of cotton that I need to get started on. I did a crochet one that I like too. Your red rhodie looks great! I especially enjoyed the photo of your livingroom and rock fireplace.. VERY cozy. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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    1. I keep wanting to crochet a dishcloth, but somehow just grab what I am used to doing with knitting(:

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  3. That rhodedendren bush is amazing. I love it when they come out.

    Also love your dish clothes, they are very cool. I might make my mum some for her birthday present.

    Have a lovely day xxxxx

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  4. Goodness you have been crafty this week! Love the dishcloths :)

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  5. LOLOL Ohmygosh, I just loved your 'Tadah!' moments! They're so perfect! First of all, those rhododendrons are insanely beautiful! Oh, I'd love to have some of those around to look at every day. :) Your proof-reading work is wonderful! And of course, I love seeing your knitting projects. My mom recently knit a bunch of the Sugar'n Cream dishcloths and gifted them to friends, too. :)

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  6. My goodness you are busy with all your crafting at the moment! I am jealous of your rhododendron - the colour is simply stunning!

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    1. I have been enjoying the pictures of other bloggers' beautiful flowers and wanted to share what we are enjoying thanks to the efforts of the former owners of this property. I'm glad you like them, Sarah (:

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  7. I am trying to teach myself to knit :) I am currently wanting to learn how to use double pointed needles. With all the dishcloths I have made I have no idea why I never thought to knit one LOL! I love love love the beautiful blooms!

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    1. Good for you, Criossa! I am still put off by double pointed needles, however they seem easier to manage after the first few rows...but then I find the first few rows of any project to be the most difficult(:

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  8. great stuff! Love the dishcloth...it's one of my favorites. I need to make some more to put away for gifts. Your red rhodie is beautiful! We used to have one and I miss it terribly.

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    1. We have only lived here a few years, and I feel really blessed to be able to enjoy all the wonderful plants that the former owners put in over the last fifty years.

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  9. Love all your wonderful knitting projects. I love purple also just in case you had any extra dishcloths. You have been so busy! By the way your house looks so cozy and warm. Have a great day,
    Meredith

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    1. I will remember your preference, Meredith! (:

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  10. Did you get the circulars all figured out??? =D I might have to do some extra squishy dish cloths. I like it!

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    1. I still have never knit a project joined on circular needles, but I think I understand what you meant about how to decide when you can do that. Thanks for explaining it to me. (:

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  11. Hello you have certainly been busy with your crafts. I have managed to mke four cards this week and have done a little knitting. Also managed to do a little gardening. I love my garden but find it difficult at times. We have had some beautiful dyas this week - very warm.
    I was so sorry to read that your grandson was it by a car and I do hope he will make a speedy recovery. Anne x

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  12. good for you!! you had a very productive week..now have a great weekend to celebrate!

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  13. You're just buzzing with projects there, Gracie! The hat looks so fun! And you just reminded me that I need to complete some dishcloths for my mil...

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