As I was preparing to write this post I looked at my Blog and noticed this post in my linkedwithin bar at the bottom of my last post! I think that may have been the first time I knitted a waffle weave dishcloth and I have knitted a few over the years! I do so love the pattern, I even turned this flawed one into a bunny!
Reading back over that first post I linked, makes me realise how far I have come with my knitting in even just the last 12 months, I notice mistakes much more quickly and I can actually remember the simple 4 line pattern repetition now :) I set out to knit myself 7 new dishcloths as a part of this process I am currently going through. I find it quite soothing to sit and knit 4 rows when I need a break between some tasks and on nicer days I take my knitting out in the sun and do some in the fresh air.
I have lots of Bendigo woollen mills 8 ply cotton, so great range of choice for colours. I decided on Navy, yellow and a darker pink to round out my 7. However as my little pile of pretty squares grows I can't stop thinking about how lovely they would look all stitched together as a patchwork blanket. I have had a creative desire to make a crochet blanket of big plain granny squares for a while now and I guess I can see that in these solid blocks of colour.
I cant say if it will end up a pretty stack of dishcloths or a small part of a big blanket, either way it will be something useful and I find the meditative process of knitting something simple and easy on bigger needles to be of value to me as I navigate home making and simpler family choices again.