Tuesday, March 6, 2012

dishcloth fail

Some unknown amount of time ago I picked up this free pattern sheet for a Snowflake Dishcloth while browsing the yarn aisles at Michael's or Len's Mill. Looked pretty cute in the picture so I thought I'd give it ago. But I've stopped and frogged before even completing the final round. One thing's for sure - there must have been some serious blocking to make that dishcloth look so pretty in the pattern photo! Theirs looks much sturdier, it lays flat and their picots uniformly point in the correct direction. Who blocks a dishcloth? Seriously?!

Of course it doesn't help that I was using natural colour cotton from my stash rather than the bright white they recommend. Looks rather like the grubby snow that accumulates at roadsides several days after a snowfall, doesn't it? Not nice at all.

Never mind. I think I'll go back to knitting socks now.

8 comments:

geeky Heather said...

LOL...I had the same thought while stitching a snowman this week: "Why is this stitched in 'oatmeal'??? Snowmen shouldn't be made of dirty snow."

Sock on!

Dee said...

I don't think it looks bad in the picture.

For the model shoot they probably not only blocked the cloth, but starched it too.

I think that pattern would probably look good crocheted in that #3 or #10 thread and then blocked and starched to make an ornament.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

I don't think it looks that bad. But socks are always good.

Pumpkin said...

Oh no! I love how humorously you are looking at it though. Socks are way more fun anyway : )

heather said...

Yeah, the idea of blocking a dishcloth...very time you wash it...seriously? So weird!!!

Kind of the same way that recipes never look the same when I make them in my kitchen! :-)

Magical Jane said...

I think it's cute! Yay for Christmas stuff.

pinkundine said...

I second the suggestion that they probably starched it for the pictures!

Kepanie said...

At least you tired and know. Sock are so much more awesome.