Saturday, September 27, 2014

Flower Power Baby!!!

The Flower Power Dishcloth is now my new favorite dishcloth to make.  Don't get me wrong I still like The Almost Lost Dishcloth but Flower Power is faster and a little bit more fun. Again, a big thank you to Heldasland for originally posting the link to this fun little project.


I can whip one of these up in no time at all.  I love to play around with the yarn a little to see what fun combinations I can come up with.

This was my original washcloth.  I really liked it but after making the ones above I knew it needed a little something more.
 

A simple single crochet (sc) border in a contrasting color is all it needed to add a little bit of fun.  It makes the dishcloth just a tiny bit wider which I like so much.  You know me by now I have to tweak a pattern, I just can't help myself.

I am excited to make more this weekend.  I have this whole basket of Sugar n' Cream cotton yarn to play with.  I think I might be done with this project much faster now.  Crochet is faster than knitting that is for sure. I think 15 knitted washcloths is enough for now.


What to do with a very, very tired little boy on a rainy Friday evening?  Well make him a place to settle in and watch Elmo on the television.  Sometimes the TV is just what is needed to help ease over a bout of super tiredness.  I mean this little one goes to school, gets all sorts of therapy there and then comes home and goes to therapy as well.  I woke him from a 3 hour nap yesterday, he was sooooooo tired.  Sometimes we need a bit of Elmo to make us happy.


Well Elmo and a snuggle.

Today I am planting some Mums, and hanging out outside with Little Buddy before the heat sets in.  There is the slightest change in the morning air, yesterday when I headed out for my 6:30 AM walk it was only 72 degrees out.  By the afternoon it was 89, but that isn't our regular 92, so that is progress.

Wishing you a wonderful day.

Oops I forgot to wish my Dad a happy birthday tomorrow, he will be 91.  He is a handful but we are glad he is still here.

42 comments:

Pammy Sue said...

Okay, now you've got me. I'm gonna have to get out some cotton yarn and make ONE (1), just one, of those dishcloths! Are they like potato chips? Nobody can make just one? The ones you've made so far are cute as can be. Can't believe you knitted 15! Have a good weekend.

mamasmercantile said...

The dishcloths are wonderful, I love the edge it gives it a personality. Little Buddy is certainly a handsome little fella, relaxing in front of the TV.

Una said...

The flowers look great. There are endless possibilities with this pattern.

Géraldine B. said...

Love the colors you used ! Wish you a wonderful week end too ! xx

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love those flower washcloths! I can't crochet but would love to buy some, are you selling? Oh and a snuggle and Elmo are great for a 3 yr old...Tiger loves to do that also when he needs some down time!
hugs,
Linda

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Happy Birthday to your Dad!!

Love all that flower power! And, I'm with Little Buddy... a little Elmo down time is a good thing!! ;) blessings ~ tanna

kathyinozarks said...

Oh I love your flower crochet pieces-very nice-and different-I like that.
Little Buddy always gives me a smile-hugs

Jo said...

You've gone dishcloth crazy. Jeez that sounds so hot, we are just pleased the it is not too wet here at the moment and the last of summer hung on for September. Jo x

Regena Fickes said...

Little Buddy is growing. He is so cute when caught up in something,really concentrating.
Wish your Dad a happy birthday.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Your flower washcloths are the greatest!! Little Buddy is looking so happy and content!! You are his Blessing!!
Happy Birthday to your Dad!!

Kaiya said...

I think the contrasting edge really completes the look of the flower. Love the variegated ones!

Kris said...

Yep, I'm going to make one too!!! I can whip out. Rochet washcloths SO much faster. I will have to take a photo of my stack! Enjoy the slightly cooler weather. It is lovely here this weekend! First touch of Fall. Still more heat to come, but it will be less and less now. Happy Birthday to Dad! And a hug and kiss to Little Buddy!!!
One for you too!
Kris

Jill at emeraldcottage said...

Ooh Happy a Birthday Mere's Dad ;)
Love your washcloths, so pretty :)
I can't believe it's still so warm over there, the Florida sun seems like a very long time ago now. It's been dry and not too cold here, but a bit warmer wouldn't hurt either!
Jillxo

Christy said...

The dish clothes are so joyous looking. Just right for a tired little boy, he looks happy.

linda said...

Love the dish cloths Meredith, you can really play around with all the lovely colours you have and come up with some pretty combinations. Little Buddy looks snug and cosy watching TV bless him. :) xxx

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

I love those dishcloths. I bet you can whip those up in no time. I love Elmo! Our morning temp is about 77 but the afternoons are still above 100. Once we can get the afternoon temps down, it will be nice. Have a great weekend, Tammy

Lynne said...

I love that flower dishcloth pattern. I haven't made any in a while, but I remember I couldn't stop at just one! Good way to use up all that cotton yarn in the stash.

My Garden Diaries said...

The flower power dishcloths are unbelievable!!! They are so cute and fun!!! I would use those as decorations in my girls' room they are so sweet!! As is Little Buddy!! Yep a cuddle and a fun program does wonders!! Enjoy the start of fall friend!

moonstruckcreations said...

These dishcloths look fantastic, such lovely colours too.

I think some TV is absolutely fine for kids, we used to enjoy watching kids programmes together when my lot were small - and they seemed to have turned out just fine!

Have a lovely weekend, Helenxx

Teresa Kasner said...

Hi Meredith.. you are on a washcloth roll, my friend!! I wish I could join LB cuddling in a soft chair with a big teddy bear on my head. What a lucky little dude. You would have loved where we went yesterday.. :-) Now we're off to a wool and yarn festival..
((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Amy at love made my home said...

Wow, you must have loads by now!! I love the picture of Buddy sitting snuggling in his chair and teddy sitting in his too!! xx

Chris said...

Love your wash cloths , they are so bright and cheerful! I must say you are on a roll! Your little guy is such a cutie!!

Ingrid K. said...

Hi Meredith,
I was just about to shut the computer down and go to bed, when I caught sight of your latest dishcloths, so I just had to stay up a bit longer and read it!!!! ;)
Ooh, I love it, you have been playing with the design! So brilliant!!! Which just goes to show that you can do one thing lots of times and it doesn't have to get boring!!
And thanks for the cute photos of LB, I love how he sits in his little chair!
I'm hoping you are enjoying yourself this weekend!
Hugs,
Ingrid xx
http://myfunkycrochet.blogspot.be

CJ said...

How comfy your little man looks there. His doggie does too! I hope you dad has a good birthday. Enjoy the rest of the weekend Meredith. CJ xx

Dee said...

The new little dishcloth is very cute. I love how you added the contrasting edge.

I printed out the "almost lost" pattern. I think I'll be making them for gifts at Christmas.

Thanks for suggesting the pattern.

Betsy said...

Great picture of your little Buddy. He looks quite content there. Piper loves Elmo too but she calls him "Elmore"! Love the dishcloths with the contrasting edging. Have a lovely Sunday my friend.
Blessings,
Betsy

HollyM said...

I love the new washcloths. Crochet is more fun I think. Just how many do you need to make!?
Little Buddy looks so cute there. You're right. a cozy blanket and a good show is just what's needed sometimes. Even for the grown ups.
I can't believe the heat. We had 26F yesterday which is warm enough for me.

RedSetter said...

I absolutely love your passion for your latest projects and the speed at which you create them. I can totally relate to your all or nothing philosophy.
The wee one is doing so well especially as he really has a full time job between school and therapies. A big snuggle with the teddy and some comfort tv sound just the very dab for a tired boy and his mum too.

Babajeza said...

Do you think I can make ONE flower dishcloth? Hugs to you. Regula

Stins said...

Hello, queen of all washcloths ;-)!
What a huge collection you must have by now!
Little buddy and his bear are so cute... You are right, sometimes tv is so handy for tired children ( and grown ups too....).
Lots of love from Mirjam.

Ljubinka said...

Very beautiful!!
Buddy <3!
Happy week.:*

Carla from The River said...

Love the dishcloths. They just make me smile.
So does that cutie pie of yours watching Elmo. :-)
Carla

Jennifer said...

Wow, you're a washcloth crocheting machine! I think 15 should be plenty for now, but don't let that stop you. :) My kids have both loved Elmo and my daughter still enjoys him at six years old. He's an enduring friend. :)

Annie Cholewa said...

Wouldn't the world be less wonderful without Elmo. My kids loved him too :)

Yarn ism said...

Your Flower Power dishcloths are amazing and the borders in contrasting colors are so attractive, I am in love with them... I am so happy to see LB after such a long time...

Love,
Sabrina

kathy b said...

Awww Lil Buddy looks so squishy. I want to squeeze that boy. Glad he was able to rest and relax.
I love mums.
Happy Happy to your father. wow 91. Impressive.

Lucie said...

Bonjour Meryknits. You did a lot of discloths! The flowers are beautiful and I agree with you, the border add something cute and funny.
Have a nice week!

elns said...

Mere, how do you do it all? Seriously, I think you need to have little relaxing spot and watch some Elmo! Your crochet flowers are pretty and bursting with such happy color. They "feel" bright and happy, like you!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Meredith after seeing your post about making that flower dishcloths I decided to try one. I wasn't successful. I think I get confused in the rounds trying to see where I originally started the round. Maybe I was just having one of those days. I am working on a new baby blanket in a granny stripe and so far so good. Your dishcloths are so cheerful! I can see why they make you happy. I also agree that crocheting is faster than knitting.....for me anyway. Glad it is cooling down there ....if ever so slightly. Happy Birthday to your dad!
Hugs, Patti

Toni said...

The dishcloths are such fun! Little Buddy is so cute--he is much more adorable than I am when I'm in need of a nap........:)

Helen said...

The dishcloths are beautiful! They are so bright and cheerful :) bless Little Buddy he looks so cute and tired! he must get tired with such a busy routine xx

Gillian said...

Happy birthday to your dad - mine is 86 going on 16. Love your dishcloths. Would you recommend the sugar 'n' cream cotton?