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[I’m sorry to be posting this so much later than my regular posting time. I’ve been down with a sinus infection since last Thursday. I thought I’d feel better by today but I’m just so damn tired. Anyway, I wrote this post yesterday about the one thing that I actually did this weekend. Tomorrow, I’ll be better. Or something.]

Do you ever forget that you’re a blogger? Or not even so much forget as just have a brain cramp and not take pictures of stuff? Then when it occurs to you that you could have had a viable blog post if only you’d taken a picture you feel sort of undeserving of the title knit blogger. Yeah, me too.

Saturday I knit a washcloth. Not my usual ball band washcloth from the Mason Dixon Knitting book but the other washcloth from that same book. The one that’s shaped like a hexagon. You know, the one with the bobbles. It’s a great pattern and you can bang one out in an afternoon if you persevere. And you need less than one ball of Peaches ‘n Cream.

It makes a great hostess gift and that’s why I knit it. See, we were invited to a St. Patrick’s Day dinner at a friend’s house but she wouldn’t let me bring anything. Wine seems so overdone but that’s what I was planning on bringing until inspiration struck on Saturday morning and I decided to buckle down and knit her this washcloth. The yellow/white/lime green color combo was very cheery and spring-like and when it was all done it reminded me of those God’s Eyes we used to make at summer camp. I steam blocked it and then threaded a white satin ribbon through the eyelets. I tucked two cakes of Blessed Juno’s soap inside, drew up the ribbon and presto, a really nice hostess gift.

It wasn’t until Sunday morning that I remember that I should have taken photos for the blog. I’m sure you can picture it, though, as you’re a pretty clever bunch. And speaking of clever, I think I will get clever and knit up some of these every now and again. Then, next time I need a last minute gift, I’ll be good to go. Maybe I’ll even remember that I’m a blogger and take a picture. Don’t count on it, though.

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  1. Carole, I hope you feel better real soon. Sinus infections are the pitts!

    Good idea to knit up a few to have around for gifts; I may have to copy your idea.

    p.s. Given that you’ve been sick, I think we can forgive the lack of pictures (just don’t let it happen again) 😉

  2. There’s almost nothing worse than a sinus infection. They just knock you out and hold you down, don’t they? Hope yours is short-lived.

  3. I do this all the time. Every day when I sit down to write a blog post I curse myself for never thinking to take out my camera.

    Feel better soon! Sinus infection does not sound fun at all.

  4. Oh, I can picture it – the best dishclother EVER. 😉 I hope you feel better today. That sinus infection thing is going around here, too.

  5. Sorry to hear you’re not feeling well. I love that dishcloth pattern and I’m sure that your host did too. I think that you can be forgiven for forgetting the pictures since you’re sick.

  6. It sounds really nice Carole. I never remember to take photos (particularly those nice progress shots)until it’s too late.

    More importantly please take care of yourself; sinus infections are horrible and painful. Get better soon!

  7. Hope you feel better soon!
    Sometimes I feel lost when I leave the camera behind at home..And I always feel terrible after leaving my Mom’s without a picture of her beautiful projects!

  8. Dude, that is totally my fav gift! But with a head full of yuck you are forgiven for forgetting about us. Be well soon, my friend!!

  9. The washcloth sounds lovely! And with a nasty sinus infection, you’ve totally got an excuse for forgetting a picture. Feel better soon!

  10. i made those for my sister in laws and mother in law for mother’s day last year.

    i think they liked them.

    hope you feel better soon.

  11. Sinus infections are evil. May yours depart quickly.

    Would you believe that despite oh, must have been 7 or 8 years of summer rec program and/or camp, I never once made a god’s eye? I know what they look like, though, and can easily visualize the washcloth. Nice!

  12. Hope you feel better soon. I was the only one not sick in my house last week, so I am hoping to avoid this round.

    I always forget to take out my camera for pictures at blog worthy stuff. Then again, I always forgot before I had a blog as well. I am not much of a picture taker on the whole.

  13. No. I’m the one who doesn’t want to get out of the car to take a photo for the blog. *L*

    I hope you’re feeling better. Sinus sucks. *hugs*

  14. I know exactly what you mean about forgetting to take pictures. I’ve given socks away as gifts… forgot to take a picture. Or felt like I didn’t have an extra minute to spare before rushing off to the post office or the light was wrong and it would be a terrible picture anyway. All those sorts of things. But really, I can imagine it. 🙂

  15. Oh I hate that you’re sick! I used to be the “queen” of sinus infections so I completely understand what you’re going through. Get better soon & don’t cut off your head as I threaten to do every time I get a doozy of a sinus infection.

    I’m “picturing” your fabulous hostess gift, but I’m sure my “picture” isn’t as good as the one you gave. That is a great gift idea, but I hope the recipient isn’t like my ungrateful aunt who said “what am I supposed to do with a knitted washcloth”… um, use it to wash your face maybe?

  16. I hear ya on the sinus infection. I’ve been there as well. Get well soon! BTW…never mind the picture stuff your Blog word description works just as well not to mention your thoughtful gift to your hostess. Wish my guests could knit me a washcloth.

  17. I can’t remember the camera either! Had great shots of The Meezer washing her face last night. Where was the camera? Upstairs. Had I gone up, well, she’d have followed and gone under the comforter.
    Hope your sinus infection is better today.

  18. I hope you feel better soon.
    I love that washcloth. It makes a perfect hostess gift with some yummy soap. I bet your friend loved it.

  19. Oh dear – I hope you are feeling better soon. Hugs and warm tea thoughts sent your way!

  20. I’m putting on the tea kettle for ya! And hoping you’re feeling better by now. Wish we were all clever enough to come up with a washcloth pattern that would wipe away an infection!

  21. I’m not sure which is worse: forgetting you’re a blogger or remembering and being too lazy to take a photo and regretting it later. The latter is my problem.

    Your hostess gift stash is a great idea. I’d say I’d copy it, but I don’t think I’d have the self-discipline. Do you sense a theme here?

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