Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The rest of the Christmas gifts

Now that Russian Christmas - the pinnacle of my holiday season - is over, I can show you the rest of the seasonal crafts.

Starting with the cutest thing in the world.

Isn't it? A doughnut pin cushion - what could be better than that? This was a gift from my good friend Annmarie who has been crocheting up all sorts of cuteness. Like another gift that she gave me:

An entire container of crocheted dishcloths in colors that match my house! You can even see the matching of dishcloth to wall in that photo.

The stitch pattern gives them a great scrubby texture.

I also made gifts for Annmarie that I haven't been able to share with you before now. A dishcloth which seemed quite lovely until she made me a whole array of dishcloths. But I think it is pretty anyhow. This is from the ubiquitous ball-band dishcloth pattern published in Mason-Dixon Knitting.

Also, a little more amazingly, I managed to sew an oven mitt and matching potholder.

For the mitt, I used the pattern from Skip To My Lou. I just winged the potholder, and though it is only a potholder it is impressive for me.

I made another set for my mom, but her dishcloth was made in shades of pink and white. I was going to make one of each of these items for myself as well, but I'm a little done with looking at that fabric for a while. I could easily whip up a dishcloth, but I think I'll be all set with those for a while.

That's the end of my 2008 crafting, but later this week I'll show you what I've been doing so far in 2009!


Unknown said...

Love the donut pincushion! The sprinkles are pins...brilliant! And goes along with the abortion donuts! Your oven accessories came out beautiful by the way :)

3goodrats said...


Every time I look at the donut pin cushion it makes me happy :)

Anonymous said...

Found your post while searching for crocheted dishcloths. Love the pincushion. And your dishcloth - was that knitted? Haven't seen that pattern before. Keep up the good work.