Joy in the Mundane #2

knitted dishcloth


















I have turned my attention to the washing up. I now have eco-friendly washing up liquid, a wooden brush and a hand knitted dishcloth! Cream cotton moss stitch with a couple of red stripes.

That is however, a ‘stunt’ sink. I am sorry to say that I do not usually wash up my vintage crockery in an enamel bowl on a scrubbed pine table.

But I could.  

Tony thinks spending an evening knitting a dishcloth is verging on insanity. And a while ago I might even have agreed with him- but have you tried them?

They are really brilliant! They scrub gently, dry quickly and they look lovely… what more could you want?

Look here to see where I found my inspiration. You are going to need everything!


14 Responses to “Joy in the Mundane #2”

  1. jude Says:
    October 11th, 2007 at 2:49 pm

    doesn’t work take on a whole new aspect when you work with beautiful and natural things?

  2. Wendy Says:
    October 12th, 2007 at 2:00 am

    I love those dishcloths! I’ve sworn not to take up another craft and you’re breaking my will here.

  3. tanja Says:
    October 12th, 2007 at 8:39 am

    Your mundane moment looks very beautiful 🙂 I like your dishcloth. It inspires me to knit some dish/cleaningcloths to myself too. It seems to be not only pretty but also very handy.

  4. Megan Says:
    October 12th, 2007 at 9:33 am

    I’ve just spent my evening knitting a washcloth too, I th ink it is an entirely sane thing to do.

    Love the red stripe though your one.

  5. Ali Says:
    October 12th, 2007 at 9:25 pm

    I’m glad it’s not just my hubby voicing his heretical thoughts! Your photo makes me want to go and wash something up.

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    October 13th, 2007 at 12:00 am

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  7. joanna Says:
    October 13th, 2007 at 1:08 pm

    That dishcloth is amazing. Knitting is very theraputic.

  8. heleen Says:
    October 13th, 2007 at 2:39 pm

    It sure does look great washing up diches with a knitted washcloth. Think I’m going to make one too.

  9. Kristy Says:
    October 14th, 2007 at 7:54 am

    I love that photo and Baileys is always a good source of inspiration too.

  10. monica Says:
    October 14th, 2007 at 1:49 pm

    we used to live 20 minutes from that store… and it’s a very dangerous place indeed. Stunning and inspirational and I’ve always wanted to ‘move it’ and live there.

    I might have to knit a dishcloth myself…

  11. suse Says:
    October 14th, 2007 at 11:49 pm

    A couple of years ago I would have stared at you blankly if you told me I’d be knitting washcloths. But then I did (despite my mother shrieking incredulously ‘But you can BUY them at Target, three for a dollar!’).

    And now I’m hooked.

    ps. Yours is simply lovely. And the stunt sink is a nice touch.

  12. margie Says:
    October 16th, 2007 at 9:57 pm

    i am one of those people who will cheer loudly for the knitted dishcloths and beautiful pictures, who gave up my career too for the love of it all, who has now gone back to work now children all grown up,they were the best years of my life, so worth while irreplaceable years,that is a beautiful picture happy days margie

  13. Karyn Says:
    November 3rd, 2009 at 5:00 am

    Hi…Just wanted to let you know the image of your dishcloth and washbowl came up in my Google image search and it totally inspired me to make dishcloths for Christmas gifts using your pattern. I think I will look for handmade soaps or some other little accessory to give with them. Thanks for the idea!

  14. Julie Says:
    October 24th, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    I would love to have the knitting pattern for your dish washing cloth. I make about 25 – 30 a month just to give to people and I send some to a shop owner who sells them and the proceeds got to a hospice where her mother was taken care of.

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