Thursday, August 6, 2009

Crochet Methadone.

When I first decided to join Jodie's washer swap I scoured the internet for patterns, filling a whole bookmark folder with the links I had found. I made heaps of them; circles, hexagons, hearts and squares, made with all manner of different combinations of stitches.

This went on for a while and then I discovered amigurami and went off on a different tangent.

So of course when I got the email telling me that it's time to get the gear in the post I had a bit of a panic.

After a bit of looking back and a bit of thinking about what I like to use in the shower I decided on this pattern for a face washer. I made it out of a bamboo/cotton yarn and it is soft and luxurious feeling.

I also made up the sunflower dish washer/potholder from this pattern.

The soap I included was hand made by Kate from Daylesford's Cleopatra soap. It is lemongrass, lime and ginger and smells absolutely delicious.

I'll pop my package in the post when I take the girls to school in the morning. I hope my swap partner enjoys it.

In other news, my lovely friend Doily Steph came over for a visit today.
Steph is a bit of a keen knitter and presented me with the gorgeous wool and bamboo knitting needles in the picture below. She told me she thought I would find knitting patterns a bit more practical than crochet ones.

When Bren came in for lunch he asked Steph why she was setting me up for another addiction?
She laughed and told him she was trying to get me off the crochet addiction.
Ah, said Bren, like crochet methadone.


  1. I'm bumping into crocheted face cloths and potholders all over the place tonight! Yours look lovely - but um, the crochet methadone is looking fairly intoxicating too.

  2. Hilarious! But oh so true...
    Gorgeous washcloth.

  3. Kate ~ I love the wash cloth and pot holder and the soap sounds wonderful too. I know what you mean about crochet being addictive ~ there are just too many things that I want to make but just not enough time in the day to do it :O)

  4. Love the sunflower, so pretty & cheery. I bet there are lots of hookers out there hoping they get swapsies with you! Can you give up your crochet addiction so easily? I would be tempted to after seeing that lovely wool & needles...maybe just a little taste...? xo

  5. Given that my "day job" involves teaching in the alcohol and drugs sector, I love the analogy!!
    Andi xx

  6. OMG Kate your cloths look amazing!!! I love that locally made soap that you bought too, does she sell online??? I searched everywhere for some gorgeous local soap like that to go with my package but couldn't find any... :(
    I'm sure your swap partner will be ever so plaesed when her parcel arrives in the post...

    Take Care
    Jodie :)

  7. hey kate,

    thanks for visiting my blog

    the keepcups do feel warm once they have a beverage inside which is nice

    get one, you won't be disappointed!

  8. Hi Kate,

    Oh I love using bamboo cotton your pattern looks so nice, gorgeous texture, I'd be keen to check out that soap too, so I'll second Jodie in asking if she sells on line? Good luck with breaking that addiction ; )

  9. hahahaha! Great story - but I wonder if it will work??


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