Friday, September 04, 2009

Wow, was that fast!

Yesterday, I ordered a brochure of dishcloth patterns from Frugal Knitting Haus. Today, they arrived in the mail. My head is spinning. I guess it doesn't hurt that they are located in Appleton, just a few hours drive from here, but still....

A friend had sent me a dishcloth she likes a lot, and asked if I could figure out how to knit it. As soon as I saw it, I recognized it as one of the ones from this brochure, which I had noted with admiration at some point in the past. It's by Evelyn A. Clark: yes the "Swallowtail Shawl", "Wild West Lace Shawl" Evelyn A. Clark. In other words, one of the people on my most admired designers list. I wasn't going to try to knock off her pattern. So I ordered the brochure for Mary. This wasn't entirely altruistic. If I know Mary, I'm going to find a couple of really cute dishcloths on my doorstep one of these days. And this way she has ten different patterns featuring hearts to choose from. I may even find myself with a coordinated set.

(Note to clarify: I wouldn't intentionally try to knock off another designer's distinctive pattern, no matter who he/she was.)

Since I don't have any other news of note, I'll just throw in a gratuitous baby picture.

It's kind of hard to believe how much they have grown in just a week.


junior_goddess said...

I found that one at my local Wally! Check yours.

The chilluns are cute.

Leslie said...

It's amazing how the kittens just SPURT, isn't it? How's the one for each lap thing working? or not?