Colour of the day dishcloths

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I’ve been knitting up Waldorf colour of the day dishcloths.

Mostly because we needed new dishcloths, but I also liked the idea of having a colour for each day. An easy way to remind myself to change to the next one!

And they are pretty!

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The other reason is because I love knitting, but find it hard to work on a bigger project at the moment.

Having to set my knitting down regularly. So I wanted a project that was simple.

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The pattern I am using is called Grandmother’s Favorite (a free pattern on Ravelry). It is super simple and quick to knit up.

I’m using cotton yarn from Knit Picks. I used a few different types because I was most interested in getting the colours I wanted.

I used Shine Worsted Yarn, Comfy Worsted Yarn and Dishie Yarn.

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The texture you get from cotton yarn and this pattern works really well as a dishcloth.

And over time the dishcloths hold their shape well.

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I’m off to finish up green now, then I will be onto blue and white *grin*

You can read about the colours of the day here and see how we have used them for our rhythm here and here.

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Blessings, Kelly

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Waldorf gifts for 8 year old boys

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Max is turning eight.

He is becoming such a great helper to me around the house and with the other kids. He is kind and considerate. And full of ideas.

I often tell him, ‘you’re an ideas boy‘, which he loves to hear.

He is creative and passionate. His teacher tells me that he really loves learning. That he is a beautiful balance between the imaginative, creative soul while being a boy of our times (he tells me he wants to program computer games when he is older! So I know what she means).

So for his eighth birthday ~ in keeping with our gift giving philosophy ~ we are giving him…

Clip-circuit

Something he wants

Max loves tinkering and working out how things work. So we thought he would like this starter electronic kit, ClipCircuit.

He will be able to make his own circuits and experiment with the components.

compass

Something he needs

Max’s teacher told us that the children in Grade 2 are at a great age to be given a compass.

They are starting to work out where they fit in the world around them.

For Christmas we might also give him a map of our area.

Ruby-holding-gnome

Something to wear for fun!

Max is pretty set clothes wise at the moment. But when I saw this sweet little gnome it called out to come home to him *wink*

Max is really into gnomes at the moment from reading the Limindoor Woods series. He is even having a gnome themed birthday party!

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Something to read

We have two books for Max this birthday, The Eight-Year Old Legend Book and the recently released Gnomes and Friends: Tales of Limindoor Woods.

Last year we gave Max the Seven-Year Old Wonder Book and he really loved it (and I really enjoyed reading it with him), so we thought we would try the Eight-Year old book too.

And Max and I have loved reading about the lovely gnomes who inhabit Limindoor Woods, so when I heard a new book was out our choice was clear *grin*

For more birthday inspiration, you can read about the birthday chair here and Ruby’s fifth birthday gifts here.

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Blessings, Kelly

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