Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Knitting a Dishcloth and Reading On

Hello Friends,

I hope you are doing well. It is so much warmer now in Toronto and it has got me feeling more excited for Summer to come. I have been thinking of getting new clothes and sandals for the Summer.

Speaking of Summer and warm days ahead, this Bernat yarn I bought from Michaels the other day makes me think of waves on the beach. I was drawn to the different shades of blue and the white colors. I have thought of knitting dishcloths in the past but never did and because unfortunately I was unable to find the needles I needed at Michaels (wrong size!) I decided to order them online so that would take awhile by the time I got around to it. So I decided to knit a small fun project in the meantime. The yarn I started knitting with below is by Bernat in the colorway 'tie dye stripes' and I also bought the same yarn in the colorway 'potpourri ombre' I will probably use the same pattern: Cast on 37 stitches, knitting every row (garter) for 10 inches length and cast off.


Tie dye stripes and potpourri ombre

Knitting waves




I have still been reading A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult. I have spent more time reading recently and I am getting more interested in the story line. The book focuses on some important topics of debate such as abortion and women's rights and I find it so timely to what is going on right now in the States where women are fighting for their reproductive rights. It focuses on the feelings of all involved and their views of the situation involving a gunman and his victims. I finished listening to the audio book called What the Most Successful People Do on the Weekend by Laura Vanderkam. I am always interested in how to make the most of my time and something I always think about is how I have more fun on the weekends how I can feel more productive after a weekend. My main takeaway from the audio book is to decide ahead of the weekend what you would like to do and to plan at least two main activities you will do. She also suggests to write a "list of 100 dreams" of ideas for the weekend you would like to do. I thought of two today such as visit the zoo and go bike riding. This audio book was great to listen to right before the Summer so I can come up with ideas to fill my weekends with fun and meaningful activities while the weather is perfect for spending time outside.

Joining along with Frontier Dreams for Crafting On, Small Things for Yarn Along, and As Kat Knits for Unraveled Wednesday.

Thank you for visiting today! I will get knitting this project and get the needles very soon for the shawl and continue reading a Spark of Light. What are you working on and reading this week?

Have a great day!

4 comments:

  1. The yarn colours you've chosen are nice Lisa, I'm looking forward to seeing them finished. I love knitting and crocheting dishcloths and washcloths. They are a quick project that can be carried about easily. I often choose new stitches to experiment with.
    I'm running a craft project link party on the 1st Tuesday of the month open for 3 weeks. You are very welcome to add your link. Cathy x

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  2. I might have to investigate that dish cloth yarn. I like blues that is for sure. Isn't it interesting when a book coincides with contemporary life?

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  3. Yarn that changes color ways due to the dying technique are so much fun to work with. You can do a very simple stitch and just get enjoyment from the change of colors.

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  4. lovely knitting and it looks like a nice yarn to work with based on your photos.

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