Friday, April 6, 2012

~*Friday Finishes*~

Happy Friday Dear Friends! Okay... this post is going to expose my mixed mind~set... my trouble with staying 'on task'... my trouble with getting things done that need to get done! I have trouble keeping my mind FOCUSED on the moment! I have too many interests!

Have you heard of Pinterest? Well... it has been the source of my recent woes. I've heard friends joke about Pinterest Addiction... and I may be suffering from it! I try not to visit the site every day... because when I do, I'm stuck there for TOO LONG & get TOO MUCH INSPIRATION... and want to do/make TOO MUCH!!!

I'm joking... but the site is really COOL! You should visit & request an invite if you haven't done it already.

Before I go on too much further... there aren't any ~*Friday Finishes*~ to share from others. However, I do have an 'odd' finish of my own. You see, I was snooping around Pinterest the other night and came across this photo/link to make your own dishcloths. Crochet? Me? Yes, I use to do crochet several years ago... but it isn't something that I do often. It made me think... I do really need some dishcloths and I adore the handmade ones that I have from my friends' hands. So... why not? I have my old needles... and I have several balls of cotton yarn that didn't get used for the projects they were purchased for... so long ago. So... yesterday, I made these...
Five of them!
Once I got started... I just couldn't stop! I used up 3 skeins of cotton yarn... and now have 5 sweet dishcloths for our newly decorated kitchen! They were fun & simple to make... and it wouldn't be any trouble to make a few more to give as gifts!

I learned something along the way too. Like with my other crafts, I am self~taught with crochet. Apparently, I am a slow learner too! It wasn't until after dishcloth #4 that I realized I was doing a slip stitch when I should have been doing a single crochet... I wasn't doing a single crochet correctly. I didn't realize a single crochet had a 'yarn over'. Oops! Oh well... they still look great to me!

Here is the site that shared the pattern... The Craft Project.

So... instead of working on my next cross stitch pattern, punching goodies for the next Primitives Handmades Mercantile Update (that falls on April 20th), or hooking on that rug that I started months ago... I spent the day crocheting. I really didn't spend the day doing what I NEEDED to do... but I still had a few sweet finishes produced!

Wishing you all warm smiles...



  1. I really love the idea of storing photos and inspiration to share with others, but the rules bother me, so haven't bothered adding anything new. Will see how things go and hopefully they will take away the rights to use things.


  2. Love those little dishcloths :) Have a very Happy Easter!!!!

  3. Betty,

    I've also gone to the "dark side" and am hopelessly addicted to Pinterest. When I first looked at it, I thought, no, I don't think I want to do it. Then my friend invited me and that was all she wrote - LOL! I've actually had to "ban" myself from there for a day or two - but then I go back!

    Linda in VA

  4. They do look lovely! Maybe you invented a new way of crocheting :-)


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