I haven't picked up my crochet hook in a while. In truth, I think I prefer knitting - two implements seem much easier than one! However, while I was casting around for ideas for a Christmas present for my friend, I saw the lovely washcloths that Gillian had made and her plans to make up a pampering basket.
I really liked the idea of making up a box of bits and pieces and decided to create a 'Saturday Night In Tin'. First to go in would be the washcloth. I had a hunt around the internet and came across a pattern from Petals to Picots. Though it's listed as a kitchen dishcloth, I really liked the interesting textured pattern and, as one cloth seems pretty much like any other, that's the one I chose to make.
The green yarn is Rowan handknit cotton (shade 352) and the grey is Debbie Bliss ecobaby (shade 14030). Funnily enough, both were bought to make my Attic24 little birdie.
It was so quick and easy to make - only a couple of hours from start to finish. The edging could be neater and I've just realised the first photo shows the 'wrong' side - ho hum. Still, I'm very happy with it and it's lovely and soft to touch. I think I'll be making one for myself at some point.
So, what else is going in the Tin? I'd like to say more handmade Home Jules goodies but time is just too short. The soaps were handmade by someone else though, does that count? The washcloth and soap seemed to suggest a long, hot bath, so I also added a box of scented tealights. And finally, for sofa snuggling later, a DVD and a bag of posh popcorn.
It was great fun choosing all the different elements and the added bonus of finally doing some crochet is that I can join in with Marianne and Chrissie's weekly Bloomin' Crochet-a-long, even if only for a week.
Lastly but by no means leastly, thank you all so very much for the lovely comments on my Scavenger Hunt post. xx