handmade with love

It has become a family tradition that Mama knits a dishcloth for each of the grown children of our tribe at Christmastime. And I make a few extras for gifting to others, too... such a cute and useful handmade gift they are.

I love making them and giving them away!

A few years ago, our grown son that lives across the country told me that his Christmas dishcloth smelled like home. It did bring a tear to my eye when he told me that. {smile}

For this batch of dishcloths, I purchased two skeins of red cotton and one skein of "mistletoe" variegated cotton yarn. I used the same knitting pattern for all of them. And I made three of the dishcloths a solid red color, one using just the variegated color, and two are a mix of solid and variegated. I used every bit of the variegated yarn and had mere inches of the red cotton left when I finished... perfect!

It was fun to make these and I was pleased to notice as I crafted them that I have become a much better knitter in this past year.

I kept the variegated one for my own kitchen, and the rest have been wrapped and mailed away. I kissed the one I made for our grown boy before I wrapped it and sent it off to him... it is a piece of home and brimful of love, indeed.


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