Monday, November 29, 2010

a quick Christmas project


Sunday morning, Nancy and I decided to spend our time sitting around in PJs on the couch. I'm overtired from the last week - too much work, too much stress and way too little sleep. And Nancy doesn't need a reason; hanging out in PJs is one of her favourite ways to spend a Sunday morning.

While drinking coffee and catching up, we decided to pick up the crochet hooks and some scrap yarn to try out this pattern for a Snowflake potholder. Ever since I saw this pattern crocheted by Allison on her Dominant Hands blog, I'd been itching to give it a go. It's meant to be a pot holder with two squares crocheted back to back, but Nancy and I decided to work our squares in Handicrafter cotton and call them dishcloths.

Both our squares were done in no time, so I suggested that Nancy give them as a hostess gift at her first Christmas party later that afternoon. Yes, you read that right; Christmas parties are starting already! Seems much to early for me!

This time tomorrow we'll be halfway to Cuba. I doubt we'll have internet access, so I'll likely be offline for a week or so. But there's bound to be lots of pictures to share when I get back!

6 comments:

suse-the-slow-knitta said...

have a great time in Cuba!

Allison said...

Good idea! Very pretty. Thanks for the working link to the pattern. Have fun in Cuba!

Wanderingcatstudio said...

That's a cute square - I think I need to learn to crochet!

Have fun on your trip - the cold will be waiting for you when you get back ;)

Dee said...

Your snowflake square is adorable!

Safe travels! Can't wait to see pictures.

Frieda said...

Have a wonderful trip !

Louise said...

Hope you are having a great trip (it is snowing here today). I really like the snowflake dishcloth.

Are you offering to be my tech support when I have computer issues, lol? I think I have things figured out...for now....