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  1. Just FYI - These are two great blog posts about spinning cotton. The first one even grows the cotton! http://cottoncrop.blogspot.com/ http://fiberwitch.blogspot.com/2007/11/cotton-spinning-experience.html
  2. Real Deal, Debbi and MaryPat, With your latest posts I'm getting even happier about the prospect of this towel making adventure. Real Deal - I am so glad you love sc too. Even when I was a little girl, I used to love to do sc the best. My mother always hated it - probably for the reasons you cited. Your purse and tote idea is great. I may try that myself. And yes, the warmth value is amazing - that was mentioned in a book I'd read, too. It said hdc is warm, but sc is very warm. I am glad you've used it for blankets because I'd been toying with that idea. Now I feel more confident about it
  3. Moggy - good plan! I like that. Thanks. ZoeZoesmom - I must be weird among crocheters. I actually enjoy the repetition. It gets meditative to just keep going and not have to think about the stitches at all. I know most people would say, "how boring!" - but it seems therapeutic to me. It clears my brain.
  4. barbstitches, I feel so good hearing you're making dish towels and such. Thanks for letting me know. I'm not going to sweat the energy for drying because really, I figure sun drying on the clothes line isn't a big deal. It bleaches out whites anyway - and makes them smell so good. Leaette - not that expensive. EDITED for New IDEA: If I purchased the cotton ready made: I paid $1.47 for a ball of peaches and creme. I made an 11x11 inch square in single crochet. I have left overs that make me think I could have made it 12x12. So if I figured bath towel of 24 inches wide by 60 inches l
  5. Hmm. Interesting thoughts. Was just pondering the amount of water I get on my bath towels now when I use them. Wondering if a crocheted towel would seem any heavier or wetter with that same amount of water. I might do a dry time test with a wash cloth of crochet vs a wash cloth of terry cloth hanging on my towel wrack just to see if one air dries faster than the other. Might take me a couple weeks to get around to the test, but you've piqued my curiosity about drying.
  6. Hi all, I've been trying to work on some simpler projects and am making my first face wash cloth right now out of Peaches and Creme white worsted weight cotton. The whole thing is single crochet. I love the neat and tidy little rows of single crochet. Does anyone else think single crochet makes a nifty look all by itself? I taught myself to do tunisian crochet knit stitch this weekend and I think I'm equally in love with it's neat tidy look although it ends up a much thicker piece. I really love the feel of this wash cloth in my hands. It's so dense and comfy. I was thinking, wouldn'
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