Friday, July 27, 2012

Small Finishes

I have two rather small finishes this week.  Actually I finished them a little bit ago, but forgot to share!
 I still find dishcloths fun to knit.  They are small and easy to do and we use them ALL the time.
These are slated for the kid's baths.  They love to use the dishcloths (maybe I should call them bath cloths?) that I make as wash cloths.  

Here where we live, there are only 2 1/2 weeks left until the kids start school again.  How did the summer fly by so quickly???  I am of two minds on this - part of me is going to enjoy a little bit of me time again.  I will enjoy being quiet and having some space to think my own thoughts without being interrupted 100 time a day, but most of me is a little sad.  We have had a great time this summer - hanging out together, swimming, hiking, going to the park, doing fun art projects, reading together, and so much more.  We also have an entering senior in high school and I think this is what is really hitting me - our last year together before she leaves for college.  I am so proud of her, but I am going to miss her terribly - Our 7 year old keeps taking pictures of her so that he can "be with her when she is not here".  I just want to keep hugging her!!

WOW!!  Enough of that!!  I will just take it a day at a time and have fun with her now :o)

See more lovely projects at Tami's and Wonder Why Gal.

7 comments:

Tawnee Isner said...

They are really pretty. I love dishcloths for when I need something mindless. XD

Mary said...

for me, when my son was doing the last year of school and prepping for leaving the nest..I really had to live in the moment and enjoy it, if I thought about him leaving and started getting mopey...I just had to smack myself out of it..

That is just wasting time...

AllyB said...

Both of your cloths are lovely. I especially like the first one. Would you mind posting what the pattern is next week? I'd love to know.

I can relate to you sadness at the children growing up. Once they're all gone though you'll get used to it pretty fast. Mine are 32 and 34 and they're leaving home is a distant memory.

Minding My Own Stitches said...

I knit lots of dishcloths and washcloths. You can never have too many, and paired with a handmade soap, it's a nice little gift. The pattern on the green one is really nice!

Spinster Beth said...

Headscarves are also an awesome, quick way to use up cotton, and give a gift. Just a triangle with strings attached!

WonderWhyGal said...

Both of the patterns are great, I really like the first one.

Kathleen said...

I love the texture of both of those cloths, and I'm glad your kids like using them! I live in a super-humid climate, so while I love making dishcloths, I don't really have much use for them myself since they'd never dry once used.