I find dishcloths to be a perfect summer knit. They're small and cotton, so I don't have alot of hot wool on my lap. They're also easily portable any time of the year. I love the Waffle Knit Dishcloth pattern that I found at Homespun Living. In fact, I loved the ones in her photograph so well that I chose the same colors for the first ones that I knit. There's something so homey about red and natural colored yarn. I haven't decided whether to keep them or gift them, but if I do keep them, the bright red will be perfect for my kitchen which is accented in red.
She has more at Homespun Living in a variety of colors. I want to knit some in every color she's done. They say imitation is the highest form of flattery, so I hope she feels flattered, and not 'copycatted' (is that a word?).
My pictures were a little too dark, but as I'd lighten them, the red turned to an orangish red (which they're not). I was reminded of Wool Winder's efforts at photographing a pair of red socks, and wishing I had an old yellow, weathered bench, like the one she found to use as a prop for her sock.
PS-No further updates on Rich yet. I believe Mandi spends the day at the hospital with her cell phone off, but will likely e-mail me tonight. Again, your prayers are so very appreciated!
Alas, Lord God! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and by Your outstretched arm! There is nothing too hard or too wonderful for You--
~Jeremiah 32:17 Amplified Bible