|She seemed to think this was a good place to sit on a very hot day!|
I find it really helpful when I ask a question, or request something of somebody, if they at least acknowledge it, so I am attempting to do the same here for each of you. If you find you have more questions or such, then just ask ........... the only silly question is the one that never gets answered because it never gets asked!
So it seems on the agenda from those emails we have chickens, gardening, dishcloths, canning, homestead binders, simplicity ........... all favourites of mine! Take a look back at some of the older posts as you may find what you are looking for, or stay tuned as we get onto the topics.
For a quick one for those of you who were asking about home made dishcloths........ I love them to bits! I find I prefer to have a hand knitted or crocheted cloth sitting on my sink than an old chux cloth or sponge that is who knows how old! For the kitchen and cleaning, you must use cotton yarn. Anything else tends not to wipe up spills, or work well on benchtops etc or leaves fibres behind. Any made with synthetics will work well for mirrors though :) I tend to crochet mine just because I find I'm far better at crochet than knitting. For a very simple and quick one, chain 27, then an extra 3ch for turning and using a treble stitch continue each row until you have between 10 - 12 rows, depending on the size you prefer. At the end, I usually do a few chains to make a loop to hang it up by if desired...... mostly it just finishes it off nicely! If you have never made or used crocheted dishcloths before, then this is the pattern to go for. Once you have the basics you can change your stitches or shape to suit yourself. I find putting in rows of double crochet is useful (creates a type of bumpy effect), for using on benches that need a bit of elbow grease from time to time. These also make great additions for use as gifts or in swaps.
Have a blessed Day
|The Ovens River ...... just up the road|