I am still working on my Granny Stripes Blanket, and loving it. But I also am making washcloths from Peaches and Creme yarn. I like washing with these washcloths, and so does David. Working with the Peaches and Creme is new to me, it doesn't have as much give as most yarns I use, but I don't mind that. I love the finished project. I have lately downloaded a bunch of washcloth patterns, and one I got over at Lion Brand's site is this lovely spa set, isn't it nice? It's actually five patterns, four washcloths and one bath mitt. There's also a knitted throw, but I don't knit, so I didn't download that. I think this little spa set will make a cute little Christmas gift with some nice soaps and powders or something like that, so I'm thinking I'll make up a few of them. Of course, I had better make one for myself first, right, to test? Ha, of course I should.
I started with the Almond Double Crochet Bath Mitt. There are four washcloths to go with it, the Cypress Double Crochet Washcloth, which I also made, it's under the mitt, the Bark Sedge Stitch Washcloth, the Almond Back Loop Stitch Washcloth, and the Vanilla Grit Stitch Washcloth. The bath mitt is very easy to do, and took right at one little $1.47 skein of yarn, so it's cheap, too! The washcloth was just rows of double crochet, so easy, and less than a skein of yarn. Sorry about the quality of the picture, ack, I thought it was better than that. I do think a softer, more neutral color would make this set look nicer, but I like the bright colors for myself.
Of course, you have to register at the site to get the patterns, but the registration and the patterns are free. They have so many patterns there, too, at just about every skill level as well. I love the Lion Brand site.
And, of course, my wonderful Granny Stripe. Oh, I just love this, and look forward to finishing it. I am having to buy more yarn, being this is a blanket, rather than an afghan, but that's okay. It's gorgeous on my bed, and I am making my room be all different colors, just to match this blanket. I love this thing that much. There are now 52 rows of color, or 104 rows of crochet. My best guess is that it is half-finished.
I am linking up with Marie Anne at Every Day Crochet for Work In Progress Wednesday.
Y'all have a great day!