Saturday, June 18, 2011

A Tisket, A Tasket.....

Well all of the lovely dishcloths for my Annual Dishcloth Swap group are made and the group members are voting on their favorite five (I got on a fling and made 9 and now I can't decide.)

These are two of my favorites. The blue is a self striping cotton (Sugar n Cream) and the yellow is a speckled cotton that reminds me of fiesta corn (also Sugar n Cream). So, far these two have several votes from the group as well, so it looks like I will be parting with them. Yes, that is the idea, but I fell in love with them during the process. I'll just have to make more.

As I was knitting the cloths, I fell in love with all the lovely cotton/cotton blend colors and decided to whip up a self-designed crocheted basket. I'm sure there are other crocheted basket designs running around, but I whipped this one up all on my own in about two hours (I had to have a pizza break along the way.) I love the color - it is called aloe vera, which I think is perfect. I am considering designing a line of these in different colors and sizes as an offshoot of the Green Girl's - Oz Dust Designs. As Oz Dust Designs is a knitted fashion accessories line, I'm considering this as a home accessories crocheted line. I'll let all of that stew around in my brain, get some input from Muse and see how it all melds together. DH is working all weekend, so this is a bit a of design weekend for me. I'm hunkered down on the sofa, watching old movies, knitting and drawing all day and night. Then, presto, flip - I'm crocheting. Muse is having a grand time. She was sitting in a pile of cottons earlier and throwing them at me - this is her favorite way to inspire, she throws colors at me. Let's just say that dear old, Muse knows what works!

Well, I'm off for a cuppa tea and a biscuit and one more hour of designing and then to bed with a book (in my case a Kindle.)

Peace and joy...
 The Green Girl.

2 comments:

Spinster Beth said...

They're lovely ... I love the bowl!

Kristine said...

Love the dishcloths!