Well it’s been a minute, hasn’t it? The past few months have been a whirlwind, between the pandemic, my new job site, and my own illness, I’m so glad 2020 is done. I’m sure many people feel the same way. I went into this new year, with a sense of determination, and honestly, joy. And now, two days in, I’ve set myself, and Dagoh Creations, on a path I think will be a great adventure for me.
The climate of the world is quite … nerve wracking. I’m watching in horror as the people in my neighbouring country, and my darling American friends deal with their current President. I’m happy to see he is now the outgoing President and I have hope for their future with this new incoming President. That being said, as much as it pains me, I will no longer be purchasing from the United States, until they are back on an even keel. The ONE exception will be, if a friend is creating and selling something I need for Dagoh Creations, I will buy from my friend – because that’s what friends do. But companies will have to wait. I will be either spinning and dying my own wool (which is a project for this year) or purchasing from a local Canadian company.
A little while ago, I got a hold of a book called “365 Days of Crochet: 365 Crochet Patterns for 365 Days” by White Lemon. Starting on January 1st (appropriately), I started on the book. The goal is to use up only my scrap yarn, and not purchase any new fibres until I’m down to what I can get locally.
I’m using this book to get through my current stash, and to work the muscle memory. A lot of these projects are completely portable, so I will be able to take them with me when Himself and I go out, or when I go to work.
January 1st was a dishcloth project. I read the pattern and wasn’t sure if I would like it, but I did it anyway, as I have a wonderful selection of cotton yarns, and I can make these quickly. This will be one of the items I have in my online shop to sell, and in a variety of colours. Once I got about an inch into the dishcloth, I realized how lovely this actually is. Very simple pattern repeat, and great for having coffee with a friend, watching television (or in my case Netflix) or as a passenger in a car.
Isn’t this pattern repeat lovely?! It makes for a very scrubby dishcloth with the Bernat Handicrafter Cotton I was using. This colour is called Mod Blue. There was a small amount left of the skein when I was done this one. I will be saving all the little remnants and making a “Frankenstein” dishcloth with them for my home.
I will post each day, showcasing what that day’s pattern is. So, grab a hook, your favourite yarn and some tea. Let’s spend the year together, working our stash and creating lovely out of this world.