A Tale of Two Dishcloths

| 10/3/2013 1:58:00 PM

Tags: Homesteading, Handmade, Crochet, Dishcloths, Product Comparison, Crafting, Donna Rae Barrow,

Donna BIt was the best of dishcloths, it was the worst of dishcloths ...

Before my mother passed away, she made so many colorful and useful dishcloths, hand crocheting each one from cotton yarn. They have been used daily for a few years. Some are showing their wear, some have faded, and some have gaping holes!

Tale of Two Dishcloths

So I picked up where she left off, crocheting replacements from Sugar and Cream cotton yarn. I was quite happy with these new dishcloths, patting myself on the back for being so resourceful and homey. That is until I went to a beekeeping conference with a friend ... 

Mom's dishcloths

During the 5-hour ride, during some lectures, and before shutting off the dorm room desk lamp at night, my friend quietly added stitch upon stitch with her crochet hook, creating dishcloth after dishcloth. But her technique was so different! She used 2 colors of cotton crochet thread to make her dishcloths! After our trip, I decided to put both techniques to the test!

10/4/2013 8:31:42 PM

Donna, I have no idea what all those great instructions mean but I do like the end result. I'm afraid the crocheting and knitting ended with my grandparents. My Mom did crochet a few things but not as much as my grandma. The art was lost after my Mom. My wife nor my daughter ever showed any interest to learn. For them it was just easier to buy them at the big box store. Have a great crocheting day.

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