Wash Them Dishes!!

Finished a couple sets of dishcloths in "Peaches & Creme" for Christmas gifts. With a tube of hand lotion, each set will make a nice gift! I have previously posted pattern info about some of these, so if its not in this post, look to a previous one. First, I give you red!
Fun to knit with an easily remembered two-row repeat, this is the "Waffle Weave Dishcloth" at The pattern shows a three-color repeat, but two colors make me happy! Love the freshness and texture of this!

This simple knitted cloth has a garter border and three garter ridges to add off-center texture (as opposed to centered texture). The basic pattern is from

Presenting..............the RED SET!!!! Tah-dah! Rather an Olympic moment, don't you think?

And now...I feel I need flaming torches and huge drums to help introduce THE Yellow Set!!! Can you find the crocheted one? Of course you can!

And now for something completely may have heard that there's a big ol' convention happening in Denver. The local news people are poking fun at comments made by visitors. On the radio this morning: "I was talking to a reporter from Italy. He really likes Denver. He said he's been to Boston and NYC and thinks Denver is what those cities were like a hundred years ago!" ah-HAH, ah-HAH, ah-HAH! Is that Italian for "cow town"?
The NBC national news team finally figured out that we refer to the home of the Broncos as Mile High Stadium. Invesco spent piles of money to build the new stadium a few years ago, so they deserve their due. It was a pitched battle to determine the name of the new structure. The compromise (sorta) is the name "INVESCO Field at Mile High". I didn't say it isn't a mouthful!! So, Mile High it is! I think the local media has to say Invesco Field for corporate reasons, but even they slip back to calling it Mile High. So, I had to laugh when the national NBC reporter apprised us that "They're calling it Mile High now." NOW??! :)
Have YOU ever been to Denver?
Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad? I will put my hope in God! I will praise him again—my Savior and my God! ~~~ Psalm 42:11


Kermit & Me!


You are a very calm and contemplative person. Others are drawn to your peaceful, nurturing nature.

Find out your color at!

So, I was visiting and saw her color meme that obviously caught my attention. Wow! Lookit! Amazingly, we have quite a bit of soft, sagey green along with darker green tones in our home. How about that? These gentle terms are so comforting. I appreciate "calm" as opposed to "Type A", "contemplative" rather than "analytical", "nurturing" instead of "controlling" not to mention that green is such a PC color! Oh, yes, I have mellowed through the decades and am so content being green. :)

What's YOUR color?


Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ ---Luke 10:27


SP12 Question of the Week #10

What Olympic event would best describe your knitting/knitting style?
Great question this and pertinent!

Yep, diving cuz I dive right into a project. No swatching, nope, not for me. Just. Start. Knitting. Maybe rip and restart--not totally unheard of, but "jest" do it! Finish? Mebbe/mebbe not.


Look! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends. ~ Revelation 3:20


Christmas & Dish Cloths

I know. How merry, right? Here are a few dish cloths I have made to start sets for Christmas gifts. All are made with Peaches & Creme cotton yarn. The red and white one is the "Slip Stitch Dish Cloth" pattern available at The above pic is not as crisp as I'd like, but you get the idea.
The multi-colored cloth is the "Grid Pattern Dish Cloth" from
Somewhere in the mists of past time, I had read about using multicolored yarn for any stockinette project and choosing one color in the yarn to do in the opposite stitch to add interest. So the yellow/gold/white cloth is a basic stockinette stitch with only the gold sections done in the opposite stitch...knit on the purl side, purl on the knit side. It adds texture for wiping up counter tops and such. Its ridiculously fun to knit as well! I used 8s over 45 stitches and crocheted an edging to finish it.
God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort. ~ 2 Corinthians 1:3b


Secret Pal 12 Question of the Week #9

"This week. our question is about your knitting... In many communities, "the fair" is a great place to visit and spend time with your family. It's also where many have entered one product or another (jams, cakes, even knitting)... Have you ever entered your knitting (or anything else) in the fair? Would you ever consider it?"

uh...I've never considered it and have no intention of entering any items. I'm not competitive by nature...except with myself at times.


Jesus wept. ---John 11:35


Magic Yarn Ball

Here we have a ginormous Magic Yarn Ball bulging with surprises!

As I unwrapped and rolled the yarn, I came upon oodles of yarn, socks, snaps, candy, tea bags, purse handles, and a pouch for crochet hooks. This is my inaugural Ravelry Magic Yarn Ball Swap which leads me to anticipate doing this again in the near feature! Doncha love the pink-n-purples stack of Merino?! I do! Thanks to my partner, Julia, at

... Forgive others, and you will be forgiven. ~ Luke 6:37


Secret Pal 12 Question of the week

What is your favorite supper for a hot summer evening?
I can think of many foods, but I'll go with

*Lightly seasoned grilled white fish
*Tomatoes and artichoke tossed in Balsamic vinegar and olive oil
*Fettuccine with butter and parsley
*Fresh peaches

OK, now back to my baloney sammich! ;)
>>What's your favorite summer meal?<<
Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God. 2 Corinthians 3:5