I may or may not have a kind of dishcloth problem. A dishcloth pathology?
For now, let's call it a dishcloth hobby. If I feel like making anywhere between one and, uh, five dishcloths (like I maybe did last week) then that's just how my summer crafting is going to go. Dishcloths are quick and cottony and cute. And also maybe a little addictive but we don't have to talk about that.
I looked through Dishcloths this weekend, which is different from Dishcloths--just not in the department of names. Trust me, it's a different book. Anyway, I looked at patterns and I liked a lot of them, but the first one to really grab me was the Striped Hexagon.
So I made it!
I used Lion Cotton for the navy blue and Sugar'n Cream for the ecru. The increases were simple, switching colors was simple, and in addition to being simple, I think it took about an hour to make. And it is quite large. I probably could have stopped at just five rows and had a nice size dishcloth. This is pretty big, though, and that can be handy. I may go ahead and make it smaller next time. Because there will be a next time.
This calls for an I hook and surprisingly little yarn. I didn't think to weigh my yarn and do some math for you to be super specific. Sorry. But if you had small skeins, I would guess less than a third. It's not a lot of yarn for a whole lot of dishcloth.
And sorry to be so obvious, but I really like the hexagon shape. I may keep this for myself. I just plain like this pattern!
Do you have any crafting, um, fixations right now? What are they, and are they dependent on the weather? Let me know!