Sunday, October 10, 2010

Ladybugs and Pumpkins

Dishcloths are a relatively quick knitting project and a good way to practice stitch patterns, following a chart or written instructions. Interestingly enough I've been told many times that these cloths are too pretty to use. Why do we think dishes should be washed with something ugly? This time I knit the bug in a more realistic color, but DH asked me if it was a pumpkin. Oh well. (Details and pattern link on Ravelry)

Speaking of pumpkins, this pattern was on the Lionbrand website and included booties which I didn't make. This ought to keep Daniel's ears warm, don't you think?

Speaking of Daniel, here's the latest photo from Jill. He's a big boy now!

We've been seeing lots of gold and red leaves on our walks lately. Just the other day we were very excited to see SIX quail, the first ever in our neighborhood. They are so cute, but unfortunately we didn't have our camera. Happy Fall!

17 comments:

Merry said...

All that work for a dishcloth... :-) a lovely job I bet it works well too. Love the pumpkin

Dee said...

He is going to be adorable in that hat!

Oh wait --- he's adorable no matter WHAT he's wearing.

Cranberry Morning said...

What a cutie he is!!

I'm going to have to learn how to make that adorable little pumpkin hat! I've been struggling with P2tbl, I think it is - a new term to me. I read the instructions in my daughter's Knitting for Dummies, but I'll have to wait til I get home and my friend can 'show' me how to do it. Whatever I'm doing, it's definitely not the right thing! Knitting is so much easier if someone is showing me. :-)

Kathy A. said...

Very cute hat for the little guy!
That is one neat dishcloth. Unfortunately I am knitting challenged so use regular dish cloths LOL.

Dorothy said...

A pumpkin hat is definitely the thing for that cute little head. We used to have quail all the time in our yard until the feral cats moved in. Haven't seen any in years and I miss them. It's so much fun to watch the Daddy keep watch and warn everyone when there's danger near.

Cathy said...

Daniel is a real cutie!!!
My son's middle name is Daniel...and yes, your Daniel would look cute with the pumpkin hat! Let's see a picture with him wearing it!

Babs said...

The hat looks so sweet, I'm sure he will like it.

Linda said...

Thats a beautiful photo of Daniel ....what a smiler!!

Kathy said...

Cute photo of Daniel. Perhaps DH needed to stand back a bit to see the bug rather than pumpkin. He was just too close. LOL A lovely job though.

Cat said...

Daniel is growing up and just as cute as can be! Won't he look like such a pumpkin in that hat!
I love the red washcloth - I saw the ladybug right away!
Happy knitting!

SueR said...

I got a good laugh from your husband's comment about the dishcloth. Men! Inspired by the dishcloths I've seen on your blog lately, I actually finished a pumpkin dishcloth this morning. I love these things because they knit up so quickly. Daniel will look very festive in his pumpkin beanie--cute, cute!

Siobhan said...

Daniel is a cutie patootie!! Love that smile.

Great job on the pumpkin and the cloths!

hakucho said...

Knitted dishcloths are the best! I think they should be used and loved. Love your ladybug cloth...who wouldn't be happy washing dishes with such a fun cloth :)

happy knitting :)

Library Gal Quilts said...

Wish I could knit! Being left handed, no one ever wanted to teach me! You do a beautiful job and that ladybug is adorable... That little Daniel is one darling boy! About the quail...they are the blackberries of our neighborhood...lots of them all the time! But they are cutie pies all the same! xo Pam in Chico

Lapplisor said...

Dear Judy
Just now, the Internet has blocked me ..
I hope so, that I can comment with you.

Your dishcloth succeeded - but do for your husband a new one, with a pumpkin ;-)
Daniel has become so great ..
You have wonderful grandchildren!

Take care
♥☼♥Barbara♥☼♥

From Tracie said...

That little pumpkin hat is so so cute!!

Linda said...

Daniel will look so cute in that hat! My sil made some of those and some apple ones too...so cute! I like the ladybug dish cloth...it does not look like a pumpkin!