To Alex -

To Alex...who is far away in person, but never far from my heart. I miss you. Enjoy these snippets of everyday family life here in the states.

Friday, June 19, 2009

I know summer hasn't even begun....

but I'm not one of those who can wait til the last minute to do things and if I don't get started on these now, they won't be done for Christmas. At least I'm using summery colors for the yarn. Waiting til the last minute for anything causes me too much angst and I'm all about the smooth and peaceful life. Alright, so making the aprons for the little girls in January might have jumped the gun a little, but I was on a roll and figured, why not?

It's always a challenge to come up with ideas for what to make my siblings and nieces and nephews. It doesn't have to be big, but I feel like it has to be something and, of course, I think it should be handmade and follow a theme. Sooooo, this year the couples are getting cotton knit dish cloths and crocheted scrubbies. Yeah, so the guys will say it's for the ladies right? Well, no, because I know the guys do the dishes too and since the jam and biscotti were such a hit last year, they're getting that as well. Will everyone be happy?

The pattern for the dishcloth came from Ravelry, although I'm using several patterns and colors to make them all different. The scrubbie directions are from my girlfriend's mom.


  1. i don't know how anyone could force themselves to use such a pretty handmade thing to clean dishes with! i guess they work really well, but i don't think i could do it.

  2. i forgot about the holi festival link until just now. i've always wanted to do that/wondered how it doesn't get in people's eyes.
    maybe next year