Part of my quest to become a full-time housewife is to learn to do more and make more things myself. I want to learn to be more sustainable and less reliant on buying "stuff". I've already shared some of my goals in this area, such as having a vegetable and herb garden, canning and freezing foods, making my own cleaning supplies and cooking from scratch. I'm always open to trying new things and learning as I go as to what works and what doesn't.
A few weeks back, I decided I wanted to knit myself some dishcloths. I found a pattern for them on this blog called DIY Natural and they looked easy enough. Can I just take a moment to say that this blog is awesome? If you've got some time, check it out, it's worth it.
A few days ago I picked up some 100% cotton yarn from Walmart and set to work on my very first dishcloth. It was so easy and fast! I spent two hours the first evening and finished most of my first one. The second evening I had finished it off and whipped up another one.
The other bonus to this pattern is that since it's so simple, you can multitask while knitting. I got caught up on some TV shows while putting together these two dishcloths.
I had fun choosing some pretty colours and I'm really pleased with the choices I made. I love how these dishcloths turned out and I will probably be whipping up some more soon!
Have you ever tried knitting a dishcloth before? If not, do you think you'll give it a try now? (I'm looking at you Cora). Are there any other things you make yourself instead of buying? I want to hear about it!