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Other Dishcloths… October 5, 2010

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I’m back from a three month crafting hiatus. I didn’t do anything particularly fun with my three months, but it was warm and I decided I wanted to be outside instead of knitting or painting inside. I am getting inspired again and I’m working on a few projects to spruce up the living room in my apartment. Obviously, I’ll keep you in the loop.

When I took on the 50 States Dishcloth Project I knew it was going to suck. It’s an awesome project, it’s just taking me much longer than I had anticipated and there are other things I want to make instead. I already posted CT, but here are the other states that I had completed and mailed off….

Maine

Oregon

Texas

Minnesota

So for those keeping score at home, that’s 5/50 completed. Yikes.

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Connecticut! July 28, 2010

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The first 50 States Dish cloth has been received!!

I knew that the Connecticut dish cloth would end up being claimed by my friend Cassie. I don’t know anyone that has more CT pride than her. She’ll say otherwise, but the fact that she has lived in Bethel, New London, and Gale’s Ferry over her life proves me right.

Cassie requested green and I’m glad I was able to accomodate. I’m sure that this cloth is going to end up in her adorable 18 month old sons mouth more often than the kitchen counter.

 

50 States Project June 5, 2010

Filed under: 50 States,Knitting — momentpunch @ 3:57 pm
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Knitting dishcloths are my thing right now. They’re easy to make, the yarn is cheap, and I like the way that they look. It is a very easy knit and watch tv project. For my most recent craft swap I am knitting a few for my partner. Since she is a Texas girl at heart stuck in New Mexico, I thought it might be cool to knit her a Texas dish cloth.

After doing some pattern research on ravelry, I found out that, thanks to creator Rhonda White, there is a dish cloth pattern for each of the fifty states. Therefore, I am embarking on something purely ambitious: A 50 States Dish Cloth Project. Let’s see if I can blow Sufjan Steven’s 50 States Album Project right out of this great country of ours.

All the patterns are located on Rhonda’s Website for free.

Texas is already taken (which is a shame because its the only state where I actually know a few people), but all other states, including Massachusetts, are available. If you’re interested in joining , the steps and rules are below:

Rules:

1. You must live in the state requested.

2. No duplicates.

3. You can request a color, but it may not get filled.

4. Optional: It would be awesome if you mailed me something “local” in return. If you want to craft something yourself, thats awesome. There is no need to reciprocate, but it’d be cool!

5. I am going to follow the patterns as they are so please don’t request changes to it.

Steps to Sign Up:

1. Email 50statesknit at gmail dot com with the state as the subject.

2. In the email please include your address. This will cut down on my inbox and make it more manageable.

I will email you back if you are the chosen one.

I really want to make this project a reality. It would be awesome if after you receive your dishcloth you pose for a pic with it and email it to me for this blog. That would make my happy.

I will be crossing the states off of this list as they are claimed.

Ready? GO!

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey

New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon

Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

(Note: I do have quite a few new projects to post, but I can’t find my camera adaptor)