Official Dishrag Tag Ship/Recieve/Photo Thread!

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Official Dishrag Tag Ship/Recieve/Photo Thread!

Hello Dishrag Tag participants.

Here is where you share your dishrag tag journey with the rest of us! Just follow these simple rules!

1) When you receive a dishrag tag box in the mail, post here to let us know. Tell us who it is from and describe the contents. Pictures are always welcome and encouraged!

2) Take the new skein of yarn included in the box...and knit/crochet up a new dishcloth with it. Any dishrag pattern (knitting or crochet) will do!

3) Pack the new dishcloth and a new skein of yarn to send to the next recipient. Remember to only send machine washable cotton skeins! If you would like, you can also include a *very little* something extra in the box. We are talking small here, like a piece of chocolate or something similar, nothing elaborate or expensive! (this part is totally optional)

4) Send it off to the next recipient (you should have recieved this info via PM or email). Post here to confirm when you have shipped off your box

Thats it!

Have fun! Can't wait to see what people do!

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I had this post office notice that there was a parcel for me. Since I hadn't ordered anything; nobody has a birthday this month...so it was in the back of my mind that it might be dish rag tag.

Today I finished the work project I've been on all week and made it to town and IT WAS!!! In my package (Kim, you do a righteous taping job lol) is a beautiful brown cloth, a small container of J.R. Watkins citron hand salve, and a light blue donut-shaped skein of Debbie Bliss pure cotton. I will take pictures tomorrow. Have to get food for the kids before karate and won't be back till late (when they will be ready for food again)!

The pattern is neat -- a diagonal knit with eyelet? work around the outside and in the center; approximately 2" garter stitch border.

So I had the fun of anticipating. The excitement of opening (for a long time lol) and now I get to daydream through patterns deciding which would work well with a solid.

But first dinner.

Thanks!
j

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Yay, I'm glad it got there safely! The cotton is an organic cotton and I love how soft it is! I thought that pattern might make a good scrubbing surface. I got it off of ravelry, of course Smile

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I can't wait to see a pic of it!

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Misty, I love your siggie picture!

I have about 20 minutes before I need to seriously get in gear so did a little brightening (best I could) and uploaded pictures. Here they are:

The box...now to tip it over and dig in!

And the loot comes tumbling out! Even the tissue paper is pretty. I had been working with wool and cotton the last week and my hands did need the lotion. Living north of the middle of nowhere, I don't have local access to much variety, so a donut shaped skein got a lot of kid attention. lol Also in the picture -- 1/2 of butter dish, 1/2 of tea container, my plant rescue operation, a dab of the whole wheat sourdough loaf just out of the oven. Those weren't part of the package. Wink

Isn't this a great pattern? I've seen the usual diagonal garter stitch ones, but this variation is way nicer. I may need to wander over and check out ravelry. It's huggable soft, too.

And finally, a couple of my *helpers.*

I have my skein and needles along. Sometimes you can bring them with you through airport security and sometimes you can't. We'll see. If I can, I'm hoping to finish while waiting for planes this business trip and get the box sent on later this week.
j

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I've sent the box on its way today. Hopefully it will hurry much faster than my knitting needles did! That was a wonderful yarn to work with.
j

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That's a neat looking cloth, Kim- was that a free pattern you can share the link with? or is it listed in your projects at Ravelry that I can take a look at ? It would be fun to do aKAL with the cloths in the swap here Biggrin

Plus, I think that's one my folks would like. I'm making up all kinds of colors for them.

Bonita

eta- Jules- it looks like the kitty is having the most fun of all Wink
and I really want to try some of that sourdough wheat bread too.

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Bonita, its in my ravelry queue along with a LOT of other dishcloth patterns. I didn't want to put it in my projects list because I didn't want any other dishrag tag participants to know what I was working on Lol

And I need to apologize to you and a couple of other people who sent me their addresses...i have not given you your info yet! My four kids, my husband, and I have been passing around germs and taking turns being sick with some horrible cold. I will get it to you soon I promise!

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oh good idea Kim Wink well now that it's done you can add it to your projects. I still haven't figured that all out yet. But am working on it.

oh don't worry I'm not in a hurry- I just wanted to make sure I didn't miss it is all.

Sicknesses and the flu is going around here too. Nicholas just had a fever he was fighting. I am doing all I can to keep us healfhty- and just hanging around here this week during his week off instead of heading off to Disneyland- or other kid places to go. I don't need him picking up germs from anyone, that's for sure. I don't even want to leave him at the gym daycare ykwim?

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It's been 11 days since the box was sent by Jules... where are the pics from the recipient?

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I just got my package from Jules today. Smile

I will post pics this evening. I'm at work right now but I can say that it is lovely and very soft!

Thanks Jules!!!

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So glad it got there! I admit I was starting to chew my fingernails. I hadn't insured the package or bought the delivery confirmation. All I had was that little cash register receipt with the zip code and state and somehow I doubt the post office would be very willing to track a dishrag tag box down. lol

j

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Yay! And Phew! I was trying to think about what we should do if a package gets lost in the mail! Cant' wait to see pics!

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Okay here are the pics! Smile

Everything from the box:

My dishrag, the new yarn (which I love - where did you find it Juls?) and some lovely tea that I can't wait to drink :):

And an close-up of the dishrag:

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Nice!

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I ordered it online from the peaches and creme website. I live so far from any "real" stores that without online I'd be limited to the 8 colors at Walmart. Smile

Of course that would be advantageous in some ways -- like to my budget!
j

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Okay, I finished my project. I need to go out tomorrow and get a small skein of yarn and then I will send it on its way on Thursday. Smile

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Well I sent it out on a Thursday, it just happened to be yesterday. lol

The package and all its contents were shipped out yesterday afternoon. Smile

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Yahoo can't wait to see the recipients pics!

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Wow, I had forgotten all about this! I just opened the package from Stacey and couldn't figure out why someone was sending me a dishcloth. Duh....

I'll get pics loaded up soon, and will try to get my cloth made and in the mail ASAP. Thanks Stacey! I love cloth and the yarn (I've never worked with a self-stripping before -- it ought to be fun!)

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Oh wow! I never dreamed it would get there so fast. Smile

I'm glad you like it.

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Okay, here's the dishcloth Stacey sent me:

I totally ditzed out and forgot to take a picture of the yarn she sent before I started making my cloth. I'll just tease you with this... Working with it is making me really hungry. Especially for ice cream!

I'm almost done with my cloth and will get it in the mail tomorrow, or else it's going to sit here for a week while my dad is here.

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Look what arrived in my mailbox yesterday! Thank you so much, gorlitsa!

I already have that pink yarn on needles. Eeeee!

Oh, and I haven't been around in forever, but I saw your sig, Stacey! OMGOMGOMG...congratulations!!!!!

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Thanks Misty. It is finally feeling real for me. Smile

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I mailed my dishcloth on Tuesday. I hope it made it to the recipient!

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Stacey, congrats from me too- I just realized you changed your name on us- and then saw the edd info! Here's to a HH9M!

Bonita

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Thanks Bonita. Smile

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Sorry I took so long. But I received my package about two weeks ago, and everything is just waiting for the money to be sent out.

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Hope its not too big, but this is what I received, and I didn't think to take a picture of the yarn I worked with, but it's a pretty mix of blue and white.

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Oh, TG it got there! I've been worried.

Yeah, as I was knitting it up, I was like, "This thing is huge! Ack!"

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"mystical" wrote:

Oh, TG it got there! I've been worried.

Yeah, as I was knitting it up, I was like, "This thing is huge! Ack!"

Yea I laughed as DH looked at it and asked me if it was a hat. So I put it on my head, just for sh*ts and giggles, it fit ROFL But I like big ones, covers my hand completely and if I have to clean a certain little boy butt full coverage is a good thing Biggrin Thanks!

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Oh that's pretty- you could almost use that as a doily, if the colors worked. I keep looking at that pattern, and wanting to try that one out. Good to know it knits up big, maybe I"ll try it with some of the thinner cotton I have.

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It's been sent, and holy crap! I've sent stuff to France cheaper then trying to send to Canada, hope you appreciate it Smile

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Neat pattern! Can't wait to see the next one!

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I accidently deleted my PM of who my person is and her address. Can you please send it to me again? Im SO sorry!

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"DaLLas'mommy" wrote:

I accidently deleted my PM of who my person is and her address. Can you please send it to me again? Im SO sorry!

I can get that to you, but I won't be able to get it to you for a little while. I haven't been living in my house since last Friday since our outgoing sewer pipe broke and we haven't been able to run our water! Once it gets fixed...and we can move back into our house i can get the info for you from my home computer (thats where I've stored it)

Don't worry! Its all good!

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Thanks! No hurry!
I hope everything gets fixed for you soon, that really sucks!
Sorry again, My PM's were full and I totally forgot the dishrag tag info was in there when I deleted everything.

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I got mine and it's beautiful! Thanks Amy!! I don't think I can use it as a dish cloth though..it's just soooo pretty! Now that i've just finished some major yard work I will get to work on making one to send off.

Will post a pic in a bit!

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Ohhhh, I can't wait to see a pic of it, Stacey!

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Any updates?