Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Don't They Shrink?

At work I attended a general meeting about retirement benefits (wishful thinking on my part) and took along some knitting. On our way out, a (female) co-worker asked what I was working on and I said a dishcloth. To which a (male) co-worker said, "A dishcloth?!? Don't they shrink?"

Well, no, do your towels shrink? He wasn't sure, but he did know that he had never heard of knitting dishcloths.

  • Pattern from 2007 A Pattern A Day Calendar, June 25, "Lickety Split Cloths and Towels" FYI - The instructions for the items in this pattern are a little vague and general.
  • Yarn: Lion Cotton "Sagebrush" - I stopped when I had used half the skein, which is why the dishcloth is a bit rectangular
  • Needles: I use US5 for worsted weight cotton because the yarn is so inelastic; I cast on with US7, then switch to the US5 and knit loosely.


Ally said...

Glad you're back!

I get so much eye-rolling and weird comments from dishcloths...I don't get it!

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Debbie said...

I've been doing quite a few dishcloths lately, and have been getting similar comments. I made a couple out of KnitPicks CotLin and one from cotton chenille (not fun - it breaks easily). People are always saying, "Isn't that a lot of work for a dishcloth?" I just smile and nod at them as if I know they just don't get it...which they don't! :)