Singular Stitches: It's a nice day for a white dishcloth...

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

It's a nice day for a white dishcloth...

I'll be singing Billy Idol all afternoon now. :o)

Last night, I multitasked TV, knitting and exercise by sitting on my balance ball while knitting watching Dark Shadows. I did crunches, and a lot of rolling. Wow, do the ab and leg muscles ache today! But I did get a lot done on the dishcloths for my Mum.

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I've made some dishcloths for her before, but she's had a hard time using them. When I follow 'standard'-sized dishcloth patterns using cotton dishcloth yarn, the dishcloth is large and, when wet, it's hard for her to use with her arthritis. So, she asked me that when I make her any, to make them no larger than her hand, which is why they look very small.

The one on the left, I made a little while ago, but the two on the right I made last night. They're about 4" X 8". I also started a larger one for our kitchen. Since DH has large hands, I figured he could handle the larger dishcloth. (Always looking out for you, Honey!)

Have any of you out there in Blogland heard of or watched Dark Shadows? It's a US soap that ran from the late 60's through early 70's. The story takes place in a coastal New England town with a large manor, Collinwood, as the central location. A distant Collins relative from England (who is actually a vampire), Barnabus Collins, arrives and takes up residence in the smaller home on the Collinwood estate grounds. All kinds of mayhem ensues. I guess the reputation of this series is that both the script and story lines are really, really bad. (Think B movie!) I guess that's it's charm that makes us keep watching. (Oh just think if Joel, Crow and Tom Servo got ahold of some episodes!) Keeping true to MST3K, that's pretty much what we do! We watched all 10 episodes last night and are impatiently waiting for the next 10...

8 Comments:

Blogger Dee said...

The dishcloths are beautiful. I especially like the pattern on the middle one.

Yes ...I remember Dark Shadows. I used to rush home from jr. high to watch it. LOL (Boy, does that date me, or what???)

Tuesday, July 18, 2006 2:02:00 PM  
Blogger Carto said...

Hey there. Aww you're a sweetie too - you comment cheered me up so much! Yes, I have custody, as Fudge is my cat, although since DH has started sleeping downstairs on the sofa bed, he's taken to sleeping with him instead of me, but that's cats for you :)

Tuesday, July 18, 2006 4:29:00 PM  
Blogger Carto said...

P.S. Handmade dishcloths, wow, I never knew you could make them. They look so much nicer than the shop bought ones. I wish someone would make me one - great job (as always) :))

Tuesday, July 18, 2006 4:32:00 PM  
Blogger Juanita - aka flosslady said...

Oh gosh... my mom watched Dark Shadows way back when. I supposedly saw it when I was a kid, but I don't really remember any of it.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006 2:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Jenna said...

Ah yes, MST3K... the famous. :) I'm sure your mom is really going to love those beautiful dishcloths. And thanks for that catchy title that made me want to sing. LOL. What ever happened to Billy Idol, anyway?

Wednesday, July 19, 2006 10:34:00 PM  
Blogger Lelia said...

your lucky Mom with all new dishtowels!

We used to watch Dark Shadows -- we'd run home from school & flip on the t.v. It was something most of my friends did & we talked about it inbetween classes the next day.

A blast from the past.

And, I'm with you on the weather -- I'm sick of this hot-sticky-humid stuff. Give me Spring or Fall days anytime.

Thursday, July 20, 2006 6:34:00 AM  
Blogger Singular Stitches said...

Billy is flying around on air planes, looking for Wedding Singers... :o)

Thursday, July 20, 2006 11:40:00 AM  
Blogger Lee said...

Ohhhh, Barnabas Collins! I ran home from school, too, and went to my neighbors house to watch because my mom watched other soaps at 3PM (Another World).

Sometimes it was too scary, though.

I think I remember him being in the teen magazines, too. I know my friend had magazine pages on her bedroom walls.

Thursday, July 20, 2006 4:44:00 PM  

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