This week’s pattern reveal was such a relief. The Afghan that we are crocheting is starting to square out and this section was much less challenging than the last part. Which, in turn, allowed to me accomplish some other cool handmade projects this week.
Lately, I’ve been very convicted to have a handmade home. I’ve noticed that we spent money on items that we often have to replace because the quality of merchandise now-a-day is cheaply made but more expensive as time goes on. It bothers me so much because Joshua and I both believe that we should spend money on quality things when we can so that we don’t have to continually waste money on cheap junk but cheap junk is now expensive junk. You can’t win. That is why I chose to knit and crochet us some washcloths.
Making washcloths are a bit pricier than buying them at a department store but they are customizable and they last so much longer than store-bought ones. I’m using Sugar’n Cream brand cotton yarn to make them now but I might shop around to see if I can buy a better quality cotton. This brand is perfectly fine though and has an amazing stitch definition. The washcloths are also very pretty because I can basically make them however I want and they get softer and softer with each wash. I made a couple of scrubbies for my face cleansing routine and they work like a charm.
I have mixed feeling about this weeks pattern reveal by the Stitch Along. Although it was much easier for me to do this go around, it also meant that I was done with this week’s challenge a lot sooner. It would have been nice to spread the time working on it along the week but now I’m just more excited for the next part of it.
It feels so good to have a burst of creative energy again.