I was sorting through one of my yarn boxes last week, resorting the yarn from type into colour. I had the theory that if organised by colour it would be more inspirational to look at and also make choosing colours for projects easier. I think it's working.
Anyway, whilst sorting I came across my little collection of Cleckheaton Bamboo. I've had this silky yarn in my stash for years. It's not the sturdiest of yarns, and with only one or two balls in each color, the projects I can use it for are limited. I was patting it, as you do, and admiring the luxurious softness of it when I suddenly felt inclined to knit all of it up into washcloths.
The little stack of washers in the linen cupboard is down to a measly few, and I thought rather than buying more, why not make some? It'll finally be a use for this yarn and restock the linen cupboard - two birds with one stone.
Sitting knitting such a plain square lets my mind wonder while I work, and as such I've been busily sketching and scribbling down some new designs. I think it's high time Miss Tea Mouse and Little Brown Dog had a few friends and there are two I plan to start work on as soon as I'm finished with these washcloths. I'm just a tad excited.
This project was a moment of whim, a simple idea and it has turned out to be incredibly enjoyable and productive. The simplicity of them has given my mind room to think of new designs, the texture of garter stitch is something I haven't truly appreciated before and the act of making something so practical that can be used straight away is a wonderful feeling. I've really enjoyed the entire process.
And this little bundle of bamboo is so soft to touch, it's going to feel like a little bit of handmade luxury every time I use them.
Yarn: Cleckheaton Bamboo (I think it's discontinued, but you could try any of these delicious cottons)
Ravelry notes here, including my made up "pattern"
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