Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Yarn Along

For this week's Yarn Along, I have a new book that I just started reading aloud to the kids, Flora & Ulysses. We're enjoying it, so 3 nights in we're already more than 1/3 of the way through the book. I'm still intrigued that it won the Newbery Medal this year though. Thus far, it seems a little sillier than Newbery's usual fare. More of an older-kid version of Mercy Watson than Kate DiCamillo's other more serious novels. I'll reserve my final judgment until we finish though.

On the knitting front, I've been working on some new dishcloths. I've made several dishcloth patterns in the past, but this one is new to me. I needed a change. The Double Bump Dishcloth pattern is easy to remember, but has enough visual interest and knitting interest to keep the utilitarian knitting from becoming boring. And it moves quickly. A perfect dishcloth pattern, in my opinion!


  1. You can never have enough dishcloths. I usually crochet mine.

  2. I get so bored with dishcloths that they never get finished... haha! Yours looks great!

    A Flora and Ulysses question... I'm looking for something to read aloud with my almost five year old... in your opinion, is it a story too old for her? Edward Tulane was over her head, by the same author...

    1. It's a humorous story, but some of the storyline, like Flora's parent's divorce and subsequent negative interaction, might bother some children that age. It's not nearly as intense as Edward Tulane though, which I love, but agree, it's probably too much for a 5 year old.

  3. There is nothing better than the humble dishcloth.

  4. Lovely pattern (and colours). Adding this to my Ravelry favourites :) I made a crochet cloth a while ago and it's great, really hard wearing.

  5. my 9-year-old bought the novel with her own money - she was so excited to read it! and she enjoyed it enough to read a second time too.

  6. I knit some dishclothes for Easter gifts and I enjoyed the quick project. Love yours and the pattern you chose.

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