A Dishy Little Project

I have not given up on knitting, I’ve just had other things to post about. I’ve done a couple of collars and now I’m starting on a new project.

Dishcloths. Did you know you can knit or crochet dishcloths? Well, you can. A friend gave me a dishcloth she knitted, and it works really really well. Now, you may think, “What’s to work? It ain’t some kinda complex engine; it’s a cloth. For, you know, washing dishes.”

That shows what you know. The knit ones are sturdy, scrubby, and all kinds of nice.


My mother knits them with fancy yarn-overs and on the diagonal, but you know me: easy peasy and never mind the pattern. So I just got a skein of worsted-weight cotton and went at it. I cast on about 40 stitches and knitted until I felt like I’d knitted enough and cast off. Looks kind of like a map, doesn’t it?

Some time I might get ambitious and try knitting on the diagonal.

Or maybe not.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: A character decides to make something by hand that is cheap enough to buy ready-made. Why? What’s the result?



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “A Dishy Little Project

  1. Jane

    June 20, 2013 at 9:57am

    Dishy, indeed!
    I like the colors. Maybe it IS the start of a map; e.g., a map of Sage.
    Sounds like a project!

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      Marian Allen

      June 20, 2013 at 10:15am

      LOL! There’s a writing prompt: knit a random pattern, then pretend it’s a map and write about that world.

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  2. Onat Siahaan

    June 21, 2013 at 6:37am

    Hi Maria, is it only me? But that thing scares me because i’m afraid of snake, and i think that thing looks like a snake skin to mee…

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      Marian Allen

      June 21, 2013 at 8:33am

      Oh, I don’t think it has enough of a pattern to look like a snake skin. But I see what you mean. Sorry–didn’t mean to creep anybody out!

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