|Cotton Dishcloth Yarn|
|The kids in a pool|
The first of these washable napkins started while we were vacationing with family. My kids were swimming in the pool and I was reading a book, doing a crossword, and enjoying my time-off in the warm summer weather. When I bored of these activities, I pulled out my knitting. This was the perfect project! It required no thinking, no measuring, no special stitches, no itchy wool yarn, and relatively no paying attention. I could watch my kids as much as my knitting. And I wasn't the only poolside knitter, there was another with a light blue affair, soft and quite lovely, so my children couldn't make fun of me..
|Knitting a dishcloth - No pattern!|
|First Washable Dishcloths - Cotton knit|
I had made maybe eight of them, maybe ten. Not enough for our biggish-sized family. I stopped in at a nearby
|Second collection |
- vintage cotton with embroidery
|Old Cotton Salt Bag|
|Bright yellow-gold napkins from an estate sale|
|Napkins in a basket at table|
I had grabbed a few of other things, practically for free. I'll share these ideas with you. If you have or find some old sheets (cleaned, of course) that are made from flannel or homespun cotton fabric, they are perfect for making napkins, even towels. Same for shirts that you may have, or find, especially men's, as they're larger. Again, make these flannel or homespun, and clean. These you'll want to trim along the thick seams. Remember, there's no pattern here, just squarish and something generally big enough to clean your hands and handsome enough to please yourself.
|Cotton homespun sheeting|
|Cotton flannel shirting|