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winterdoldrums.jpgWeekly Topic: Dishrag. Dishcloth. Face cloth. I’ve seen folks get all fired up in forums when someone refers to their knit or crochet creation as a dishrag, as that’s somehow offensive to them!

When you’re working on yours, what do you call them? Also, is there a difference between a dishrag and a dishcloth? How bout a facecloth? Are they all really the same thing?

I have always called them “rags” probably because my mother and grandmother called them “rags”.  I call them cloths when I am knitting them.  I do think there is a difference between dishcloths and facecloths.  Facecloths to me should be softer than dishcloths; and dishcloths should be sturdier than a facecloth simply because of there intended use.

 So call it a rag or a cloth, it is all the same to me. 

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1. Do you knit, crochet, or do both? Knit

2. What types of needles do you enjoy using for making dishcloths? Circular

3. What types of cotton do you enjoy using for making dishcloths? Is there any that you’ve been wanting to try? I usually use Peaches N Cream; I have been looking at the cottonese or the new Vanna yarn

4. What color(s) are your kitchen and bath decorated in (if any)? Kitchen is green and brown, bath is brown and tan.

5. What are your favorite colors for yarns? Least favorite? I like Earth colors; I don’t like bright obnoxious colors.

6. Do you like winter, or do you count the days until it ends? I like winter much more now that I don’t live were in snows …

7. What’s your favorite way to brighten your day when you’re down in the dumps?
My kids they always make me laugh when I need it.

8. What is your favorite treat to indulge in and when you’re down in the dumps?
Comfort food or something sweet; white chocolate a lot of times.

9. Do you drink coffee? Tea? Cocoa?
I drink
Coffee mostly but I do drink Tea as well. The kids like Cocoa.

10. If you could take a vacation starting tomorrow and go anywhere for one week and money were no object, where would you go and what would you do?
A warm island – does not matter which one really.

11. Do you have any allergies or aversions your pal should be aware of?

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I have decided to join the Defeat the Winter Doldrums swap.  It is a dishcloth swap, and since I have not been knitting a lot of them lately I thought it would be nice.  Not sure what I am going to use for a pattern.  I think that I may use 1 of the stitch patterns from my calendar.  Sign-ups open on Jan. 11th.  Now I just need to remember to sign up.


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