Monday, February 17, 2014

Dishwashing Winner!

Thanks so much for all of your comments related to washing dishes last week, and for the entries to win my knitted dishcloth giveaway. It was fun to hear who does the dishwashing in your homes.

At our house I would say that I am the main dishwasher, but Doug is really great about helping out! Here's where my readers fall in the mix:

I also wanted to note that my local friend Judy is the one who graciously taught me how to knit these dishcloths, and in the event that any of you would like to make your own, I'm sure she wouldn't mind me sharing the pattern. Plus, my original piece of paper is starting to wear, so this way I'll have the pattern documented if I ever need to refer back:

Basic Knit Dishcloth 
* Use size 8 needles and cotton yarn
* Cast on 4 stitches
* To increase: knit 2, yarn over, knit to end of the row. Follow this pattern every row until you have 41 stitches.
*To decrease: knit 1, knit 2 together, yarn over, knit 2 together, knit to end of the row. Follow this pattern until you are down to 4 stitches.
*Bind off

These dishcloths can be washed and dried many times over - I just throw them in the wash with my dishtowels and they come out just fine.

And now for the giveaway part of this post!
I wrote everyone's name on a slip of paper and randomly drew...

Congratulations Mary Ann!
You are the winner of my dishcloth giveaway.
And I'm throwing in a hand-stamped tea towel too. Surprise! 

PS: Thanks to everyone for your sweet comments. They made me want to knit a dishcloth for each and every one of you!
PPS: Mary Ann ~ Since you read my blog through Facebook, please message me with your address, ok? Congratulations! :o)


Maria Ontiveros said...

It's been a week since I've been by (just so busy with work and travel), and you have 5, 5 posts! And they're all wonderful, full of lovely photography, emotion and goodness. My favorite was the yoga one. Yes, we do all matter. And it's so important for someone to remind us every now and then. And to be grateful for our presence.
Love you Deb!

Miriam said...

Hi Deb, catching up with you this morning, I have to agree with Rinda, the beautiful thought that your Yoga teacher left you with has touched me too. Thank you.
Congratulations to Mary Ann and thank you for the dishcloth recipe...i might just be able to get that done.

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

Congrats to the lucky winner!

alexa said...

I was fascinated to see the results of your poll! And many congratulations to Mary Ann.

Lisa-Jane said...

Great colours you've chosen there! Do they stand up well to being washed and tumbled dried? Actually I'm guessing you don't ever have to use a drier!!

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