Mom had surgery a couple of weeks ago. In the scheme of things, it was a routine surgery. But it was my mom. There was nothing routine about it. Thankfully, the surgery went well. Mom is recuperating quite nicely and I was glad to be there for her. Even my teenage son enthusiastically played caregiver once I returned to work. He made her breakfast, made the beds, and asked her if she needed anything … every five minutes.
We were at the hospital during Worldwide Knit in Public Day so I pulled out my needles and yarn while waiting. I wanted to make a little something special for her; something I could make quickly and that would make her feel good. Lately, I’ve been seeing many posts on wash cloths. It’s like they’re all the rage. This was it. I would knit a couple of wash cloths she could use to clean her face at the end of the day. It would be my way of tending to her even after she went back home six hours away.
I found this 100% cotton yarn in the sale bin at my LYS. I loved the colors and knew this would help hide any lingering make up stains.
I used two patterns – Dishcloth Boutique’s Bamboo Cloth Variation 1 and Maggie’s Rags’ Chinese Waves Dishcloth.
This is one of the wash cloths still on the needles.
Here is the finished set. I didn’t get to use the solid peachy yarn yet.
The smile in her eyes when I gave them to her was all I needed.
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Those are lovely. I’m glad your mom is okay. And that was incredibly sweet of your son 🙂
He’s a good kid. Thanks about Mom. I’m relieved.
I usually knit dish cloths. I forget that these can be made for use in the bathroom as well. Good reminder.
Now I want to make dish cloths. Make a nice quick gift.
I love the variations of colour in these – such a personal gift. Hope your Mom is ok.
I was lucky to find two hanks in those colors in the sales bin. Plus Araucania cotton feels soft on the skin.
It fit the bill – pretty and quick.
Wonderful! I’m still up in Montana taking care of my mom after her surgery. I didn’t knit wonderful wash cloths for her though!
Hope she’s okay. It’s quite a role reversal isn’t it?
It is! Mom’s 90 so I tend to “fuss too much”. 😎 Her words. 😎
Best wishes to your mother on a speedy recovery.
Brilliant choice of colours; I agree that it should effectively hide any “stains.”
Thank you for the well wishes. I was nervous inside but had to stay calm on the outside. She is doing quite well and she loved the colors. : )
Your washcloths look so sweet! It’s so nice to read that she liked them 🙂
Thank you. It’s something simple and very utilitarian but can also be pretty.
Oh I so agree about the colours. They are gorgeous. I hope your mum soon gets over her operation.
I would have never thought of knitting washcloths, but it’s such a useful and thoughtful gift… so beautiful, too!
I kept seeing them all over the blogosphere! Makes a nice gift and fast to make.
Beautiful! Both the photos and the gift for your Mum. I bet she was over the moon! Hope she’s doing okay 🙂
She has recovered quickly with minimal discomfort. Thank you.