dishcloth topic No. 3

As for weird Halloween thing I think the bowls with the reaching hand and various other dishes are some of the stuff I look at and just shake my head. I just like for kids to dress up, jack-o- lanterns and candy for Halloween. I decorate more for fall and Thanksgiving than for Halloween. Sorry to be a party pooper. Have a great week everyone.


Dishcloth swap weekly topic no.2

I know that fall has arrived by the turning of the leaves and the drop in temps which are now in the high 40's to low 50's. We had our first frost on Monday. We also have "termination" dust on top of the mountains which means summer is terminated and fall has arrived,lol.

I like fall because it's getting closer to Thanksgiving (one of my favorite holidays) and closer to Christmas and to my daughter's visit to Alaska. I can hardly wait to decorate my room in fallish colors and I am hoping that snow will wait awhile before it makes an appearance.

I hope everyone has a wonderful fall week


Dishcloth Swap Weekly Topic

Hi, I went to JoAnne's blog at cape sox knitter.

We seem to like some of the same yarns, both have grandchildren. She crochets and knits Some of her projects sound like things I would crochet and she probably knits them (lol).

Really looking forward to this swap!


Halloween Dishcloth Swap Questionnaire

Knotting Yarn
1. Do you knit or crochet? For how long?
I only crochet, though I learned to knit when I was younger. I've been crocheting since I was 5 or 6, so a lot of years!

2. What sort of needles or hooks do you enjoy using the most? Are there some you've been dying to try out and haven't?
I like using metal hooks; I'm not a fan of plastic, and I've never tried wood - the one my daughter sent me is just too large for anything I make, so I'm not sure.

3. What kind of projects do you most enjoy? Small things you can take with you, or big complex ones that are just gorgeous when they're done?
I enjoy both; I try to have a couple of each going at each time.

4. List one pattern for a dishcloth that you love to make, or just tell us about one you've made or received that you loved.
I started making dishcloths from the Crochet A Day Calendar, and I'm really enjoying those. It's fun to learn and try new ones.

5. What are your 'must have' notions? Are there any notions you need or can never have enough of? Any that might make you cry if you owned more?
I am very easy to please - I generally like the things I get, even if I have some; I'm not bothered by having more than one of something, I can choose one that suits my mood and appreciate the thoughtfulness.

Petting Yarn
6. What are your favorite yarns to work with? Any you hate or are allergic to?
I'm not a fan of scratchy wools - they itch me very badly. I've not ever tried the organic cotton, and I like Peaches n Creme more than Sugar N Creme, but love soft cottons too.

7. What colors do you like to use in projects? Any we'd never catch on your needles?
I love all colors!

8. Any cottons you'd like to try you can't find by you, or just haven't gotten around to getting?
Pretty much just the organic cotton - I tried to get some for my last pal and couldn't find it!

Halloween, Fall, and General Stuff
9. Do you like to use bar soap or shower gel more? What kinds of scents do you love? What kind do you hate?
I like Lavender most of all, and I use either bar soaps or shower gels - which ever I have.

10. What's more 'Halloweeny' - Ghosts, Pumpkins, or Witches?

11. What's your favorite Treat to get? Sweet or Salty? Anything you're allergic to or just hate?
I like nuts - macadamia and cashew especially - I enjoyed some biscotti I got from my last pal, or ginger cookies. Not a huge fan of most chocolates, though now and then I get a hankering; and I am a milk lover, not dark.

12. What was your favorite Halloween Costume as a kid? As an adult??
There isn't Halloween in Germany, so I didn't really dress up for it as a child. I don't really dress up as an adult, but I like wearing tshirts or sweatshirts for holidays.

13. Are you on Ravelry? What's your ID?
No, I'm not.

14. Anything else you'd like to be sure your pal knows?
Nothing I can think of! I love swapping and look forward to this one.



Here are finally the pictures of my wonderful July package. Thank you so much secret pal. I love everything you sent. The yarn, the kerchiefs, the spreaders, the magazine which have read from front to back and got some good ideas. I am still eating my cookies. The little flags are sitting on my dresser and I love the patterns you sent me. I just feel really spoiled by you and am so sorry that it took me this long to post the pictures. Take care and thank you again


summer of yarn love swap

Hello everyone out there. I hope you all still have a nice summer. Our summer has been really bad. Lots of cool weather and very little sunshine. I need to apologize to my secret pal for not posting a picture of my July package. I am sooooo sorry. It was a great package and I will post the pictures tonight. I thought I had done so before, but looking at my blog, apparently not. Again, I am sorry, the package was on time and it was wonderful.

Things are quiet around here. School started last week and everybody is gone except my 5 mos and 2 yr old. They do keep me busy. Looks like it is going to start raining outside and the baby just woke up wanting a bottle. So I better go for now and I'll be back tonight. Have a great day all.


Dishcloth Exchange

,Hello everyone. Here are finally my pictures of the wonderful things my secret pal Alana sent to me. Pleas note that the package came in plenty of time it just took me this long to post my pictures. Alana, I love everything you sent, the pattern book, notebook, magnet, the yummie nuts and sunflower seeds. The wonderful cotton for me to use and those beautiful dishcloth. I also love the shower gel and the candle. I appreciated you wrapping everything so pretty and I would have taken a picture if my 6 year old granddaughter wouldn't have helped me "unwrapping" them before I could get to my camera. Thank you so very much again for your thoughtfulness. I hope you will have a wonderful rest of summer. Ingrid