Well, I wasn't expecting to get much crafting done over the holidays; this time of year tends to be more a time of DIY and indeed a fair bit of that is being done, but I was delighted to discover that DIY and knitting overlap! I have been re-organising the kitchen to try and make it work a bit better and one of the DIY projects has been to put a shelf in the under-the-sink cupboard. Once this was done, I tried to find some way of storing dish cloths which wasn't a plastic carrier bag. I looked at various metal and plastic containers which could be fixed to the inside of the cupboard door, but none of them were going to achieve what I wanted, so I decided that making some kind of net hammock type thing was the way forward.
I used this book:
following a pattern for a bag:
and simply stopped when I ran out of yarn (leftover cotton double knit) which happened to be at a point which would fit the cloths:
then we fixed it to the inside of the cupboard door and ta-dah:
It's looking a bit empty at the moment, but will soon re-fill once the next load of laundry comes through. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed knitting with big needles (9mm) and small yarn (double knit) and how fast it was. I'm keen to knit the whole bag now, maybe as a gift for someone. I must try hard not to get distracted from using up my inherited stash though!
God willing, I will be linking this post to Ginny's Yarn Along later today; why not pop over and see what other knitters have been up to.