Tuesday, September 22, 2009


We had a great Brown Bag Social last week, thanks to everyone for hanging out with Ina and Sarah! Let's make our goal of 100 washcloths for Baby Buggy!

Another washcloth pattern has been found on Melanie Falick's website, see link above, and splurge on a skein of cotton chenille! See link to the left for the classic Crystal Palace Cotton Chenille at Jimmy Bean Wool.

A REMINDER ABOUT FINISHING: If you do not know how to properly weave in the two ends of the washcloth, please bring the piece to the next Brown Bag Social. Ina and Sarah will be on hand to quickly show you how to weave in the ends on both corners. Then you'll have this skill for life!

A REMINDER ABOUT YARN SUBSTITUTION: Please do not substitute acrylic yarn for the washcloth project! Use the cotton yarn we've provided, Lily Sugar 'n Cream, or purchase a cotton blend like Lion Brand's Cotton-Ease. I will not accept any washcloths made from acrylic yarn!

Thursday, September 10, 2009


We're finally announcing our fall project! We're making washcloths out of soft cotton for our babies at Baby Buggy.

There are many patterns on the web and I've posted some links to free and downloadable patterns on the left. Instead of posting the patterns, we are creating KNIT & CROCHET pattern booklets. They will be available at this weeks BROWN BAG SOCIAL this Friday.

About the yarn, I've purchased 75 skeins of Lily Sugar 'n Cream cotton yarn in a variety of colors. For both crocheters and knitters, you'll get two washcloths out of a single skein. We're giving each member only one skein.

I would like to encourage each member to buy 1, 2 or 3 skeins of this yarn (aprox. $2 per skein at Michaels) or choose another "kitchen" cotton like Lion Brand's Cotton Ease which is a little more expensive (approx. $5.50 per skein) but has better yardage. You'll get 3, possibly 4 washcloths out of one skein. I've posted some links at the left.

You need three tools: needles or hooks, scissors and a "chibi" needle for weaving in the ends. Needle and hook sizes vary, so bring a variety if you're staying for the BBS this Friday.

See you Friday! MEET UNDERNEATH THE WINTER GARDEN STAIRCASE ON FRIDAY! It's Motorexpo week so there are cars everywhere!