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Old 06-29-2014, 05:27 PM   #1
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FO: Dishrag tote bag :)
Using Caron One Pound acrylic yarn in cream and soft sage I started with the Checker-Square Garter Dishcloth pattern. After that I made it up as I went along. I used at least 3 different needle sizes to match row gauge on the different panels. There are no purls in this project and that was challenging. It's all knits and slipped stitches. Thanks for looking.
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Old 06-29-2014, 05:35 PM   #2
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nice job i like the dishcloth pattern just for actual dishcloths too.
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XtopherCB, Thank you! I felt I'd been presented with a challenge when you mentioned purls giving you grief. I wanted to see what I could do and when I made up the dishcloth pattern I decided this project was the one to try not purling. I almost caved more than once, not purling is great but very limiting. Thanks for giving me something to fret and fuss over and finally like very much. There was a moment when I looked at my work and thought, "I like that!" I feel like you gave me that as a gift.
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That's really nice!! Love the pattern, too!
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GG -- i think this had much more to do with your creativity and ability than my learning and whining, but i'll take the thanks just the same

there's a study in psychology, of limitations and how/why constraints make people more creative. whether it's time, space, words, colors, budget, etc... instead of freedom always brings out our creative side, sometimes, limitations are what inspire the best ideas. then again maybe that's just my way of trying to get out of practicing!

ok, back to it... determined to get this blanket done before yet another of my cousins has yet another baby. -- X
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Wonderful combination of stitches, GG and beautiful colors. Very nicely odne!
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BEAUTIFUL tote and great job at creating your own pattern!!!!!
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Thanks, smeldsgang. Don't go too overboard on the creating my own pattern thing. It was just a matter of making the pieces fit together. I really like the dishcloth patterns but there is a limit to how many I need or want to make so I had to figure out something else. Necessity is the mother of invention. My granddaughter thinks it's cool and wants me to make her one. I said I will but I don't know what it will look like. I'm looking at skull patterns for her. I might make a "quilt" from dishcloth patterns. The seaming is off putting but I might use the 3 needle BO I used on the bag to join the pieces.

If anybody knows of a skull chart or pattern that would work for or easily adapt to slip stitch knitting, please let me know.
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What a great idea!
Just love your bag... using the hand made dishcloths is a great idea and they look lovely!
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TEMA, the only real difficulty with a dishcloth pattern like this for me is counting. By now I should be able to count consistently and correctly.
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