Knitted dishcloths for my daughter's Sunday School teachers, as a tangible thank you for all their work and care.
My grandmother taught me to knit these dishcloths when I was newly married. I have knitted a few scarves and even a few hats, but hundreds of dishcloths. It is the perfect handwork for me - small, portable, automatic. I can knit these in my sleep and no one gets tired of a pretty, practical gift so I give a lot of dishcloths away.
I am a wife and mother of two. I am a stay-at-home mom, part time cookbook editor, a Mennonite, and a city dweller. I like to make things (see the blog categories below). This blog is a record of what I make and the ways I try to be thrifty. Welcome!
"Thrift is the really romantic thing; economy is more romantic than extravagance...thrift is poetic because it is creative; waste is unpoetic because it is waste...if a man could undertake to make use of all the things in his dustbin, he would be a broader genius than Shakespeare."