Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Something Different and Useful

Since the ripple afghan re-do is going rather slowly for me, I put the ripply skills to good use and made this dishcloth last night.

These tickle my fancy for all the right reasons: they used up bits of thrift-store crocheting cotton that no-one wanted; they are quick; they are useful; they are environmentally friendly; they are pretty; they are cheap.

Four re-usable, washable, pretty dishcloths for 50 cents and a few hours work. What could be wrong with that?

(two strands of contrasting thread/4.25 mm hook/soft waves pattern/39 chain beginning /1 row in dc, 2 rows in sc rep until roughly square /sc edging)

Nearly there...

In an effort to spur myself on to more rippling action, and to finish this beast of a blanket, I am posting here today! I have been such a bad little rippler lately. I have about 20 color bands to work, and then I'll be why can't I seem to get this thing finished? It's not the seemingly daunting task of tying ends in, because I actually enjoy that. It's not the fear of the anticlimax of completion. It's just plain and simple distraction, folks. That's it. I am one majorly sidetracked girl right now!

I'm really not sure about the whole, women-are-good-at-multitasking thing. I certainly don't seem to be able to pull it off. Maybe it's just too many tasks. I mean, everyone has limits, right? But hey, right here and now I'm going to recommit myself to finishing this blanket! I will finish this afghan, if it's the last thing I do!