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Saturday, October 15, 2005

Kitty: Sharing Viyella Cuteness

Remember back at may I found an amazing needle gauge tool for my mom's, mothers day gift. Well I found out that there is actually a sewing tool kit with the two children playing over a spool of yarn. Well I haven't been able to find any of the other tools yet, but I was able to find a box of yarn for her birthday gift. The box was from 1908, so the needle gauge may date earlier than I had originally thought. The box isn't in that great of condition but it is amazing to find any yarn advertising merchandise from the period.

There are a couple other gifts that I got her for her birthday, but she had to have a crafty item. Here is a washcloth that I knit her that was inspired by the class that I took from Maggie Jackson. I thought it was appropriate since I used my birthday money to pay for the class I took.

I kind of shutter showing my washcloth, but I am really proud at how it turned out. I guess a recent conversation that I had with a fellow knitter keeps running through my mind. She commented that she was so tired of hearing about yet another washcloth. So I won't discuss it anymore just share the photo with you. :) I just adore Maggie Jackson's philosophy of stitch combinations.

7 comments:

  1. i like your washcloth...i for one like doing wash or dishcloths between projects just because it's a quick-knit and is useful too...i'm thinking of doing a bunch for christmas gifties....

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  2. Debbie, I must agree with you. I think discloths and washcloths are a great gift to receive.

    Thanks so much Natasha for your kind words. :)

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  3. wow, it's beautiful! i love dishcloths and washcloths, i guess i'm not cool. but we knew that. :-)

    anyway, that stitch combination is wonderful. you can do so many things with washcloths -- the textures, colourwork, etc. and you're so right -- they make wonderful gifts!

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  4. Hi I've posted a comment on a really old post asking about the stitch pattern on your beautiful scarf, not sure if you have seen it since it's such an old post! This one here

    http://knitbuddies.blogspot.com/2004/11/kitty-scarf-projects.html

    Would love to know what it is! xx Lee

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  5. oops sorry my email address is lee.taylor(AT)boursedata.com.au - it didn't come out on my post.

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  6. oh, i love your washcloth! in general, i think washcloths are awesome, but yours in particular really stands out. reminds me of a pattern in the newest vogue knitting (http://www.vogueknitting.com/vkm/preview/2005/holiday/VICTORIAN4.shtml), so sweet looking! love it.

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