Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Instant gratification

Thats the charm of these little projects.I just love them because they are so fast, help use up the scraps and usually very useful in destashing. Not that I have a great yarn stash! But still it's nice to use up leftover yarn. My next few projects are all based on the same motto. I'm going to make a number of little projects and reduce my leftover yarn / thread.
This a flower and hand tawashi pattern by Mimi.As usual a very nice and easy to follow pattern. I love Mimi's patterns - they are very creative and well written too. I made these tawashis with brush yarn as I did not have the required rug yarn. And I am happy to find out that they work good with brush yarn as well. I'm using these to clean the glass ware. They clean well and no scrathes either !

And then on the knitting front too, there has been progress. This is a dishcloth from a free pattern called Circle Cloth by Hakucho that I came across at Ravelry. I fell in love with the lovely cloth and the beautiful yarn used in the pattern . Ofcourse, I just used my scrap yarn left over from previuos projects as I was afraid to use my good stuff- I'm not at all confident about my knitting abilities.


Anonymous said...

I really loved that circles pattern, too! Wouldn't it look gorgeous in a purse or bag?

Now you know why my yarn stash only grows, doesn't reduce :p I'm always scared to use the good stuff, even for crochet which I'm slightly better at!

But you have very good original ideas...You shouldn't be afraid with your stash.

Cindy/Snid said...

Those are totally cute!!!!

Mimi said...

They all look cute, the brush yarn seems perfect for scrubbing and the circle cloth looks wonderful ;)

Anonymous said...

Why do we always do the same things!! I just made these Mimi's Tawashis and was going to post about them too!!! the circle cloth looks so difficult to make.
btw, I have got yahoo back, see you soon

Preeti said...

Cute stuff, way to go with destashing your leftover yarn:) Hope to see many more cute projects like these! Now I really want to try knitting the dishcloth - the pattern seems like fun.

hakucho said...

Your tawashis are awesome! I especially love the flower shaped one. I love your circle cloth as well...beautiful results :)

Hala said...

i love the hand and the flower ,they are so cute..