Who knew that a mass movement to knit as many dishcloths as we could, in just two weeks, would be so fun—and yield SO MANY dishcloths?
Our social media manager/maven, Cristina Shiffman—who is made of very sturdy stuff—could not keep up with all the reposting opportunities generated by the Instagram hashtag #MDKdishclothKAL. Whenever you’re in need of the serotonin boost that only a colorful handmade dishcloth can deliver, run on over to that hashtag. (And please keep adding to it. So many pretties!)
It’s never last call for dishcloths—never. I have joked that I will probably still be knitting dishcloths in my grave. More likely, mourners will leave me mini-ballbands, much as music lovers leave whisky for Jim Morrison. (Wow, that took a turn.)
But what I’m saying is, dishcloths are eternal. They are always there for us: to try out a stitch pattern in a no-risk way, clean up a spill, or just give us a few minutes of the serenity of simple knitting.
Cai @caiblecraft took Kay’s Per Orla pattern from the orchard into the berry patch.
Tomorrow, though, is the official last day of this knitalong, and we will award the last of our wacky daily prizes. If you haven’t been keeping track, prizes so far have included our favorite products in these categories: spin mop, soft abrasive (but not too abrasive) cleanser, brushes of the soap-filled and non-soap filled types, scrubby sponges (they repel cheese!), historical laundry products that are still sold today, and rubber gloves. Tomorrow’s prize will include the latest and greatest (or possibly worst) thing I have seen on the Internet: mopping slippers. If only they came in terrier size! (I’m not sure if these are mere novelty items, or the biggest advance in household helpers since That Mop, but they will definitely make the kids take your picture.) You have to be in it to win it, folks!
Thanks to everyone for all the dishcloth love, and all the cheerful posts and pattern suggestions. It’s been a blast.