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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Knitting In The Kitchen

i have been knitting dish rags in the kitchen on these rainy days...but i have to do it standing up...cause somebody ( Teddy ) loves to grab the ball of yarn and run....
i am using that old fashion yarn called SUGAR AND CREAM...it is all cotton and has been around FOREVER...i used to knit these in high school... i went on YOU TUBE to learn it all over again...

i love stacking them in my kitchen on the drainboard...they look so HOMEY and COZY and SPRING-LIKE....











i have chili in the Crockpot...and cornbread must be made...so off i go.





53 comments:

  1. I love it, thanks for sharing your finished project with us..they turned out great. Love the colors too!

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  2. Hi Kari, I just love these little dish rags! Would you consider selling a few of them? Hope all is well with you and Teddy! Ciao, bella!

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  3. I just love your dish cloths. Love the colors. It would make dishwashing more enjoyable. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Kary, I love them! I wish I could knit . . . it's on my bucket list! LOL!!! We like Jiffy cornbread also. Did you jazz it up with corn or jalapeño? Sometimes I do, and sometimes I don't. Anyway, save me a bowl! LOL!!! I'll bring the cookies for dessert! :-)

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  5. lovely and you are right so homey and welcoming bring on the corn bread

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  6. Those dishcloths are the best. My mom sends them to me. And, Jiffy cornbread is awesome! So much better than anything else.

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  7. I want those dish cloths they would go perfect in my kitchen the yellow and blue. Jiffy cornbread is the BEST! Enjoy your chili.

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  8. How cute! I have never seen these. I love them...yummy chili and cornbread...can i come for dinner! hee!!!!
    hope you and teddy are well. I like the new header! :)

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  9. My sister in law's mother makes theses all the time. I wish she would make a couple for me. I think I will find the directions on youtube too. Yours are just so pretty!!

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  10. I use those knitted dishcloths all the time -- but I buy them at craft tables since I don't knit myself.

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  11. Dishcloths are some of my favorite things. and very hard to find these days without scratchy backing.

    May have to go to youtube.

    xo Jane

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  12. I'm so jealous! I tried to knit a dishcloth from instructions in a book, and it turned out looking like something that you would NOT leave out on your drainboard. (It was fine in the dishwater though because you couldn't see it!)

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  13. hi kary!
    how cute (and useful!) are your dishtowels. they are the absolute best, i've been making them for years too.
    i have to laugh at the picture of teddy taking off with your yarn. i couldn't take that though, owen could get into most anything (and does) except my knitting!

    I hope you've been enjoying these early days of spring!

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  14. I regret not learning to knit when my Gran wanted to teach me, years ago.I do make a good chili casserole though:it's baked with a cornbread topping(sort of like a Mexican Shepard's pie).

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  15. Lovely. The colours are beautiful too. Where did you get the pattern?

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  16. These are just the cutest!!! Xoxoxo

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  17. I bought a few knitted dish cloths last year. They aren't nearly as nice as yours, but when I see them they make me feel like I should slow down a bit and wash a few things by hand.

    I am sugar-free at the moment so seeing jam jars on your counter pleases me; I want to know that someone is eating jam even if it's not me.

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  18. Kari, you are too much! Thank you - I never did learn how to knit - although my Irish grandmother really tried to teach me. Ciao, bella!

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  19. Thanks for sharing you wonderful work...hugs, Flavia

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  20. I have a few dishcloths that I've knitted, too. They're an awful lot of fun to make!

    xo
    Claudia

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  21. I knit dish cloths with that kind of yarn too. :-)
    I buy the yarn on cones which are for knitting machines. The yarn is much cheaper and you can buy them at WalMart.

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  22. A dear lady knitted some for me and they are the best! I never knew!
    xo Cathy

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  23. You've gotten me in the mood to return to knitting dish rags. It has been several years since I made one. I love how sturday they are. My daughter still uses one that I knitted for her way back when. Just throw them in the washing maching, and they are as good as new.

    Yum. Chili and cornbread.

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  24. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the knitted dish cloths!! I'm not a knitter, but it makes me want to learn!! I'll tell daughter to WAVE as she passes SLO!!
    Thank you for your always delightful blog! xx Joann

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  25. I love those so much..maybe I'll get one in my Easter basket!?!

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  26. Oh, these are lovely. I admire anyone who can knit. My dear aunt tried to teach me once, a long time ago, but it didn't "take". ;^)

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  27. They are so happy and beautifully done!
    Hooray!
    xx
    donkey in the pines

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  28. Nothing quite says "kitchen" like the dish cloths. I wish I could come sit at your table, have a bite of your good food, and you could teach me to knit.
    Brenda

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  29. Yellow and light blue - my favourite colour combination! :-)
    Indeed, very spring-like!

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  30. Today is a good day to do a little blogging rain or snow ! Those little cloths are so sweet. I love them. I agree, they are just so cozy aren't they. I wish I knew how to knit!!! I have tried to do not have the gift!
    Taco meat in the crock pot and everything chopped up. Dinner is ready!
    Good day for taco's too!
    Have a pretty day!
    Kristin

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  31. Your dish rags are so darling! I have never learned to knit and I love knitted items. Maybe someday...

    Your chili smells fabulous! ;-)

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  32. such pretty dishrags, I should tell my mom about these as she knits too.

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  33. I love your dish cloths. I must try those. What lovely gifts they would make. I have two little yarn snatcher also.

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  34. chili and cornbread... My flight leaves in an hour!! Your little part of blog world makes me forget about all of the ugly things going on in the world. I treasure my farmhouse visits.

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  35. I love your dishcloths!!! They are so cute and cozy, and remind me of everything good.
    So nice to see you online again!

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  36. These are so cozy : ) I would love to know how to knit and crochet. I never thought of looking on YouTube.
    Corn bread & chili does sound delicious!

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  37. I don't think it gets any homier than that last photo--I love it!! I also love that you went back and relearned something you used to make in high school. What a wonderful and charming idea. I have been missing you. I'm doing so much freelance work right now that I don't get much time to read the blogs I love right now. What a treat it is to visit you.

    xoxo Gigi

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  38. Love the dishcloths Kary!So bright and cheery and practical!
    That young Teddy sounds a mischievous character!!!Are'nt poodles fun!
    Just going to catch up on your Sarabeth post now - have seen the "others"!
    Have fun with Teddy - give him a cuddel from me!
    Gill xx

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  39. A nice rainy day activity....very calming.

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  40. My mother used to make these. It's a shame you have to stand up while working!

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  41. Aren't your dish rags adorable! Nice fresh ones for spring...what a great idea! Wish you lived close...I'd bring cookies and tea and you could teach me! :)

    xo

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  42. And I bet the chili and the cornbread were delicious!

    How I wish I knew to knit as well as you.

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  43. My sister makes these dishclothes...I absolutely love them!

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  44. I make these dishrags too and have for 40 years! The sugar and cream yarn is wonderful. I have also found peaches and cream 100% cotton also. I make and either give these away to family members or sell them.
    Love your colors.
    Joyce
    akcabin@hotmail.com

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  45. You may actually inspire me to knit. I think I could do these. Definitely inspiring me to keep thinking about a bright yellow kitchen. Wouldn't that pep up the winter days!

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  46. those dish clothes bring back memories of my grandma....oh how i loved her !!

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  47. oh I love your dish clothes...such pretty Spring colours..love yellow.

    Happy new week to you xoxo

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  48. so lovely:). i adore the sunny colors- just in time for spring;). i think it's great that you went back to re-learn something- it's good for the brain;).

    xoxo to you & teddy, cute little bear;)

    Blair

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  49. Haha, I've been doing the same thing! Lionbrand has a new recycled cotton that I'm really in love with right now, the colors are just perfect! The only difference is I crochet (I don't know how to knit!).

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  50. I have an aunt that knits dishclothes. I use them all the time. Love them. Just found your blog through Mennonite Girls Can Cook.
    Just an fyi. The yellow letters are pretty but I found them kind of difficult to read/see. I will be exploring your blog more.

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  51. Kari--thanks for stopping by my blog today and saying such nice things. I, too, have made washcloths from Sugar and Cream yarn, several for each of my grandbabies. I love their colors, they are so soft, and they are quite durable. And Jiffy corn muffin mix--what can I say--the easiest and tastiest cornbread in the whole wide world! I use buttermilk instead of milk in mine--buttermilk lasts forever in the fridge, and I like to have it on hand for my cornbread. I'll be back!! ;o)

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