Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Will The Dishcloth Madness Ever Abate???*

Well, not any time soon, it would appear...

My mother's birthday is rapidly approaching, so I took a self-declared "personal day" on Monday and sat down and cranked out three dishcloths for her newly remodeled and absolutely fabulous kitchen. At first I was not excited about the mocha/cafe au lait color scheme, but I must admit that the more I worked with it, the more it grew on me. It seems kind of grown-up, and maybe a little bit chic??? (I mean, for a dishcloth!)

I struggle with how to package these. I am pretty pleased with the washcloth packaging, but am still not quite sure what to do with the dishcloths.
Also - I can't decide if I set of three is too many, or if I should be grouping these in sets of two (maybe each using the same color scheme, but each the inverse of the other...) I'd love any input that anyone has on that!

Since I decided to keep the lovely little bird stitch markers for my selfish, selfish self - I stopped by the most amazing yarn store today and picked up a few little goodies for my mom: some nice bamboo needles, a few notion-y doodad-y things. If you are ever in intown Atlanta, you've got to stop by Knitch - it's totally fabulous.
Seriously, it is the most beautiful yarn shop that I've ever been in. It's also the most well-stocked; the sheer amount of yarn is breath-taking. And it runs the gamut, too - for every super-duper luxe high end pricey yarn, there was a nice economy equivalent as well. Lots of Cascade 220, and even Peaches & Creme... And don't even get me started on the book selection!

All of these things are wonderful - but the thing that will have me going back is the people working there! Such a friendly, welcoming and interested bunch of ladies - quite a contrast to the other two yarns stores that are somewhat geographically convenient. At one of those, the employees are too busy talking to each other to acknowledge you - they make it seem so clique-y that it takes some of the fun out of it. The other, well - the dragon lady who must own it (since she's the only one I ever see there) acts as if she hates every customer who walks in the door. (I only ever go to that shop if I am totally desperate and need something RIGHT NOW - trust me, if you treat me as if I am the biggest annoyance in the world, I'll gladly take my business elsewhere...)

Anyway, great space, great merchandise, great people - I've got nothing but rave reviews for Knitch - my new LYS of choice...




*Even though this is just another boring dishcloth post, aren't you all excited that there are pictures again? I've been hit-and-run blogging for the last several posts. You all really shouldn't let me get away with such behavior!

7 comments:

amy said...

ok those are some cute dishcloths. love the mocha/latte theme :)

and i am so glad you love *your* new stitch markers :)

3 to get ready said...

As always, the new dishcloths are gorgeous and yes, very sophisticated (esp. for dishcloths)! They look kind of chocolate-y.

That's good news about Knitch -- can't wait to swing by. Shoot, I was over that way last weekend getting my hair cut, but now that I think of it, I guess I didn't have time to browse anyway. Thanks for scoping it out!

autum said...

I love this color combo, yes very sophisticated. I'm not sure about the 2 vs. 3 packaging but I do love the way you have these packaged.

beki said...

Tres chic! I think they look totally luxurious. Beautiful color combination, in my opinion (i love brown).

MéLisa said...

I love the dish clothes! I think that your mom will be very happy with them~ The little tag is great too, very creative. I think that I like the idea of the two in reverse colors. Sounds like someone needs to work on their people skills. I hate when stores don’t have good costumer service. It really takes so little effort & will get you big results. Besides isn’t that what they are being paid for anyway?

Rohanknitter said...

Sooo Cute! It's so fun to see different color combos in those dishcloths. You are so lucky to have a great LYS....I don't have one, good or bad!

Editrix said...

Your dishcloths are to die for, and very prettily packaged.