Girl Meets Bulgaria

Musings of an American expat in Bulgaria (with detours in Utah and Alaska)

Christmas Crafts


Well, my lofty goal of making all my Christmas gifts this year didn’t go quite as planned.

I got caught up in making a massive amount of these instead:

Dishcloth galore!

I haven’t knitted in a couple of years, so it felt nice to get back into it. The pattern for these is called “Grandma’s Favorite Dishcloth,” and I got it from Ravelry, although it can be found all over the web as it’s probably the most popular dishcloth pattern.

I did give some away as gifts, but I still have tons leftover and lots of yarn to make more. Anybody want to put in an order? 😉

And now that I am in the knitting mood, I have a few things I’d like to make and have bought the yarn for one special project in particular… More on that in a future post.

In addition to the dish cloths, I also made a necklace for my friend E. (hope she doesn’t read this as I am a slacker and haven’t shipped it to her yet!):

Necklace for E.

She loves pearls, so I knotted some freshwater pearls, quartz crystal and silver spacers on silk cord. It was my first silk knotting project, and I think it turned out really well so I am excited to make more.

Hopefully I can take some better pictures when my new camera arrives, some of these didn’t turn out so well.

And finally…

For my office, I made some snowflake decorations:

Paper snowflake

Keaton posing with my handiwork

I didn’t get around to making a few things that I had originally planned to, but I’m pretty happy I finished anything!

I just love crafting! Can ya tell?


And just because I think it’s pretty, one more pic of the dish cloths:


4 thoughts on “Christmas Crafts

  1. Ooo I liked this post.. good pic on the bottom with all the different ones stacked up! The necklace is gorgeous.. good work buddy. and the olive-y green yarn you used for the cloth on the bottom row- second to left- thats a way cute color.

    • Thanks! It’s about time I got around to posting the stuff, right? What colors are your new kitchen? I bought TONS of yarn, so I could make you some dishcloths if you’d like!

      • Hey i just saw ur reply! So our kitchen.. is really quite voi of any color! it’s all white countertops, with light oak-ish cabnitry.. pretty neutral if your still crafting inclined 😉 no pressure.

      • Not doing much knitting at the moment, but I’m sure in the next few weeks I’ll get back into it. So, expect some dishcloths to come your way soon. I also have something else that I have been meaning to give you. Can you email me your new address? I think I might have it on my Facebook, but just in case can you send it again? Thanks!

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