Friday, March 12, 2010

Hand Knit Dishcloths

We have learned that things, hand made by women on the prairie, cannot be improved by anyone. Dishcloths are one of those items. Remember dishcloths? They were formerly used to wash dishes in a sink full of hot soapy water three or more times every day. That was before we had dishwashers under the counter. Now we use them for wiping down tables and counters. Occasionally we hand wash an extra large bowl or a few things that don't fit in the dishwasher. 
Hand knit dish cloths are the best I have ever used. These well-worn classics were made by Florence Wiest and given to us as gifts. Florence was a bridesmaid in my parents' wedding and just happened to live next door when Katie moved to Wishek. 
Recently I received additional hand knit dishcloths from Theresa Trocke. A dedicated multi-tasker, Theresa knits these beauties while watching her sons athletic contests.
For knitters there are directions on this link to HGTV. I have seen hand knit dishcloths at craft fairs and certainly recommend giving them a try. Be sure that it is made of soft cotton yarn that is absorbent and durable. They last a long time and beautifully help keep the kitchen wiped up in GriggsDakota.

1 comment:

  1. I love the dishcloths that my mother-in-law makes for me. She just took up knitting and crocheting a few years ago and her blankets and dishcloths are my favorite.