Even though these washcloths won’t make it to Haiti until long after Christmas, this feels like the right time of year to knit with festive yarns, like the Caron Cotton Tales
that I found at a tag sale last year.
Don’t worry – its’ sparkly gold filament is really quite soft; I’m not knitting any ‘Brillo Pads’ here, folks! lol.
Washcloths for Haiti #24 – 26
Far less colorful, I also made two plain white ones.
These wouldn’t be practical for a Haitian family whose only laundry facility may be a bucket but, with a couple pretty bars of ‘WinterMint’ soap that are impressed with the image of a Christmas tree, my plain white washcloths worked very nicely as a little thank you for my hairdresser, Charmaine.
Fingering the fabric, she said, “You made these?!? They’re Too Pretty to Use.” – a phrase that every handcrafter hates to hear.
I encouraged her to go ahead and use them, that I’d make more. – lots of white yarn left from the huge 14 oz. skein I got on clearance at JoAnns – And that if they proved too rough for washcloths, she was welcome to use them as dishcloths instead. But she wants to set the entire gift package on her bathroom counter. ” O.K., I can see that, but once the holidays are over?”
“No. I told you. . . They’re Too Pretty to Use!” and with that, she gave me a BIG Hug. – shrug – Ahhhh, whatchyagonna do? Guess there’s more than one way to enjoy handknit washcloths.