Some puppy video from the first night, featuring Giant Mama Dog Nose.
I can tell you how long the labor lasted: two and a half dishcloths.
This is a super-easy pattern. CO 2 stitches and knit in garter stitch. KFB the first stitch of every row for 40 rows (20 garter stitch ridges). Then K2TOG the first two stitches of every row until only 2 stitches are left. Cast off and admire!
I feel sorry for people who wash their dishes with sponges and scrubby brushes. Garter stitch dishcloths made from cheap cotton dishcloth yarn are so much better. They hold the soap, and the garter stitch gives them that great scrubbiness, and they’re machine washable.
It’s probably getting time to retire some of my older dishcloths. They get pretty grotty after a few years.
ETA I just finished my first swing through the local and national newspaper sites in almost a week. To my surprise, I have discovered that the entire rest of the world is gripped in flu hysteria.
Before everyone starts stockpiling canned goods while humming “Baby Can You Dig Your Man,” let’s remember that according to the CDC approximately 80,000 people die every year worldwide from flu and flu-followed-by-pneumonia.
150 people dead in Mexico City, which has a population of 8 million people, is just not that significant. I would be willing to bet that at least 150 people die of the flu in Mexico City anyway. I don’t care what the WHO says, and I sure as hell don’t care that the Seattle Times is hitting the big red panic button.
Flu is bad, and you should all get flu shots every year. But 28 kids in NYC who caught the flu while on vacation in Cancun, and who have since recovered, does not necessarily signify the End of Days. Whether or not they’re having odd dreams about a little old black lady shucking peas in Nebraska.