Wednesday, June 14, 2006




8 comments:

kiwi said...

I especially like that natural coloured lacy scarf bottom right. Very pretty!

Alice said...

That is a gorgeous scarf isn't it. I'm not sure if that was one of her silk ones or not, but she (Louise) had 2 beautiful silk scarves there that were the same color as that lacy one is. Her dish towels (blue, yellow, white in the picture) are really incredible too. I used to wonder why anyone would go to the work and expense of making dish towels when you can buy them in the dollar stores for $1 each... now I know. There is totally no comparison between the two. You really do get what you pay for. Louise has hers priced at $17 each. Little enough for what goes into them and the quality is awesome!!

kiwi said...

Dish towels? Are they used to dry dishes? If so...we call them "tea towels"!

The cloth that we use to wash the dishes with...we call that a "dish cloth". I knit cotton dishcloths since discovering this "craft" on a US forum I belong to. Hardly anyone in NZ knits dishcloths...so I am regarded as quite weird! (Hardly surprising! LOL)
I love that they are sinple & quick to knit...and seven wrapped in a bundle makes a nice gift. One for each day of the week. (My daughters cringe when I tell them they might get dishcloths for Christmas this year!!) :>)

Those lovely blue, yellow and white towels of Louise's are worth every cent!

Alice said...

Actually, we also call them tea towels, or dish towels. Isn't it great to have 2 names for things? haha. We also call the washing cloth a dish cloth.

That's cool that you knit dish cloths. I crocheted a dish cloth recently (from a pattern I got free at Wal Mart) and I find it way to big and heavy and ackward to use. Much prefer the small, light cloth (cotton?) dish cloths I've bought. One day I hope to weave some tea towels and maybe even some dish cloths. Aaahhhhh so many projects and so little time. ;o)

kiwi said...

Yeah...and way too many dishes!! LOL

I bought some 'Peaches & Cream' cotton back from the US to knit dishclothes. There were crochet patterns inside the wrapper (band?), but the US crochet stitches are different to ours....so I gave up with those patterns. Too hard to do all the mental conversion! I think the crochet patterns/stitches we follow must be British in origin. What about you?

Alice said...

Come to think of it, Kiwi, the pattern I used was on the back of the lable on the cotton I bought too. I originally bought the cotton for something else then thought it would be cool to make the dish cloth they give the pattern for.

I've never thought before that crochet stitches would be different in one country from another. Interesting. I don't have a clue how they are done in the US or in England, so wouldn't be able to comment on that part of it. Now I'm going to want to meet people from other countries that crochet so I can ask them how they do each stitch, haha.

kiwi said...

Isn't it cool...the things we learn at the cyber-university! :>)

Alice said...

Yup... gotta love it! lol