It's been a week! A busy week and a beautiful week in our part of Indiana. Sunshine, warm weather, an occasional spring-like shower... The birds are singing, and I'm expecting tulips and daffodils to start popping through the soil any moment.
But it's only February 28th. And it is still winter. So I'm cooling my heels doing estate settling stuff, slipping in a little hand-crafting when I can. I kept Ruth company for a couple of hours one day - I have missed spending time with her during this COVID time. In all the busyness and distractedness of February, my mindless knitting was dishcloths.
The pattern for the solid cloths is Boxes,
and for the variegated cloths I use the Darrell Waltrip pattern.
Since it was the month of "love" and "hearts" I gathered together a bunch of cotton yarns in pinks and purples and set myself to working through it. On this last day of the month, I'm knitting up my 14th cloth.
Someone usually asks if I have a plan for these cloths. The answer is no, but a plan always seems to find my cloths somehow. When the plan finds them, I am ready!
And this week's theme for the #52 Tags challenge was "Bits and Pieces" with a 'found' component. Seems to me that every week's tag is made up of bits and pieces just found amongst my stash, so this one was relatively simple:
The "found" bit is the shiny beige strip of fabric, second from left, that I found as the lining of a tie of my brother's as I cut it apart - thinking the tie's outer fabric might be useful someday. Actually, the lining fabric of the tie was much more interesting so I cut it out and put it in my stash. There's a bit more of it, so it may show up in another tag at some point. The rosette was made of a piece of crocheted edging that once upon a time was attached to a pillow case.
By the way, the pictures above were taken on the deck - where it was 60 degrees today. The pictures in last week's post (scroll down) of crocheted snowflakes on top of snow were taken on the same deck. Amazing the difference a week makes. Yes, it's mighty nice outside right now.
I hope you're enjoying some pleasant weather where you are! 😊