A Simple Set

Yesterday I released these washcloth and soap saver sets on my Etsy shop, as well as the free patterns for each in my Ribblr Shop.

Today I have also listed the PDF patterns for free download on my Ko-Fi shop: Washcloth pattern and Soap saver pattern.

The washcloth is knit and measures 8 inches by 8 inches. The soap saver is crocheted and measures 6 inches total length, 4.5 inches inner length where the soap goes, and 6.5 inches around. It’s even large enough to fit my 8 ounce brand new bar of soap with a small bit of work.

The best part about these is that you can make them in any 100% cotton yarn you choose. These samples in particular are made in Premiere Yarns Just Cotton which is available exclusively through Dollar Tree. I have also made the washcloths in Lily and Cream and Peaches and Cream yarns.

Knotted Headbands

Back in the summer I got a ball of Lion Brand Jeans Yarn to try it out. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to make with it, but eventually decided that I wanted some type of headband. After some seraching on Ravelry, I found this 50s Style Knotted Headband.

Because it used so little of the yarn, I made more in every size, infant to adult.

I even liked it so much that I made some in another color of yarn I had. They are all listed on my Etsy shop. They are super soft and comfy. The black ones are 100% Acrylic, and the cream ones are a wool blend.

On a completely unrelated subject, I just saw that my 11th blogiversary passed in October. Unfortunately, no posts from that year remain, but here is a link to my oldest remaining post which is, appropriately, a Thanksgiving computer background. I should do some more of those things and post them on my Ko-Fi this year.


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An 18-month Shawl

I knew this shawl had been hanging arounf for a while, but I did not realize I had started it in February 2019. That means it took me almost 18 months, ignoring the fact that it apparently took three attempts to get started, from start to finish.

Not that I worked on it consistently, of course. I was focusing on it for a while, especially when it was small and a row took under 10 minutes.

Once I ran out of the pink, which was some hand-dyed Knit Picks Shadow Bare that I had dyed with drink powder, and moved on to the white, the rows started taking longer and I started getting bored more easily. It started getting set aside for longer intervals, though it did get dragged along to sports practices.

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Growing ever so slowly. #knitting

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Once I ran out of white and hit the blue, the rows were taking at least 30 minutes each. Not to mention the sheer amount of markers I needed and how paperclips get tangled into stitches so often.

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Adding in color number 3 in the shawl. #knitting

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Still, I kept dragging it along whenever we went out, because that is how I could force myself to work on it without getting distracted by other things I’d rather be doing.

But sometimes I would be able to focus at home while doing other projects that didn’t require my full focus.

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Projects on projects today. #knitting #stickers

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It eventually got to the point where each row was taking an hour, so I tried to fit in partial rows whenever I could.

Don’t even ask how long the picot edge binding off took. It was spread over days, possibly even weeks. I honestly can’t remember at this point because it took so long. But it is finished, it is giant, and it is up in my Etsy shop.

I had originally intended to write up the pattern for this, but I don’t think anyone really wants to make a shawl this big that takes this long. Maybe I will revisit it and make some adjustments to reduce the size and write it up smaller.

A pink and white shawl propped up on various items in a large spiral, showing off the immense size.

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