My first attempt at making dishcloths

I have been trying to eliminate my stash of wool and part of that stash is cotton, not wool.  The cotton is left over from garments I have made for grandchildren and my daughters.

I did a quick search on the internet and found a couple of free patterns for cotton dishcloths.  Two of the patterns are knitted and the third is crocheted.

I have made the two knitted dishcloths but have yet to make the crocheted one.

I like this one the best.  Very easy to do as it is knitted on the diagonal.

I made a third dishcloth but unfortunately didn’t have enought of the one colour so there is a different coloured corner to this one.

Some creative projects that have taken place.

Since last posting before Christmas and the following bushfires I have managed to do a little bit of creating.  I have been knitting socks as they are an easily transported activity that doesn’t take up much room as it is one ball of wool and four needles.

I have managed to complete two pairs of socks and I have two more balls left to use.

I also, before Christmas, knitted a beanie for my sister.  The wool was possum wool that I bought when we were in New Zealand.

 

Work in the citrus orchard

Our citrus orchard hasn’t had a renewed mulch cover for a few years and it was looking very sad.  It has been incredibly dry here for quite some time now so it was definitely time to remulch the orchard.  My husband got a load of eucalyptus fines in the back of the ute and we spent the afternoon unloading and spreading the mulch. (good exercise)

You can see how desperately it needed the new mulch.  We had enough in one load to cover about 2/3 of the orchard so we got another load the next day to finish it off and to use on some other beds in the garden.

The orchard looks much better now.

 

An update on my gardening work.

I tried to make sure I took photos of the front garden before I started work on constructing the new beds which I was making to eliminate the poor front lawn.  This is how it looked before I started work.

You can see how the moss has taken over.

I marked out the beds and then spent so much time digging and weeding.  I was grateful of the help provided by family when they were visiting.

The beds were eventually finished and I then had to top them up with topsoil and mulch.

Before and after.

The plantings are mainly Australian natives so they should do well.  We just need to make sure we keep the water up to them until they get established.  Once the plants get a bit of growth on the garden will fill out.

More left-over wool items

My brother-in-law asked me to knit some covers for his golf clubs as he knew I was trying to use up small amounts of wool.  I had no idea that you could find patterns for golf club covers but a search on Ravelry came up with many different patterns.

I decided to make the pattern that was available on Purl So Ho.

I have completed two of the covers and am now on the third.

I am enjoying making these as the pattern is very easy.

 

Looking for inspiration.

I want to make some pictures to hang in our toilet but I am not sure quite what I want to do.  I decided to take a look at my Pinterest board for ideas and was surprised by the many and wonderful quotes that I had pinned there.  It will be difficult to make a choice.

If you click on the photo it will take you to the actual board where there are many more framing thoughts I have pinned.