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Posts tagged ‘dishcloths’

The Big C Word

Christmas. There, I said it.

At time of publishing (02/06), we are 205 days away from Christmas. For some strange reason, this currently feels like plenty. I must be coming down with something.

This Christmas, I’m planning on keeping things simple.Mostly. I am planning on completing NaNo again this year, this time with a cross stitch project for my parents. (Joan Elliott’s Green Man). Don’t worry, I have a decent back up plan if (when?) it all goes wrong. Playing it safe here!

But for the rest, I’m playing it safe. Knitted dishcloths and hand-made soap. I’m even planning on using the easy method of soap making (buying it pre-made and just adding scents etc.) And, I know how I’m planning on presenting them (wrap them up in relatively plain paper and tie with some of the yarn for decoration.)

I’m not even planning on stitching gift tags this year! WildOlive has some really cute camels from a while back which I’m using. See, simple! I might make some Christmas cards, there are some wonderful ones in one of my cross stitch books with dangling legs. But they’re hardly necessary!

I just…can’t get started on them. I don’t even want to look for suitable yarn yet. It’s like I’m in a rut and I haven’t even started!

So, my lovely readers, this is where you come in. What yarns (that I can easily get in the UK) are good for dishcloths? I know that cotton or cotton blends is the best bet, but other than than, I have no idea. Which ones are really good? Which should I steer clear of? The local shops here don’t seem to have any, so I’ll probably have to order online, where’s the best place to go? Ravelry has lots of patterns, so unless you know an awesome one, I think I’m good on that front! Thanks for any help you can give!

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