Sustainable life and what else is going on

In knitting matters, I completed the sleeves and border on the mohair Sunday Cardigan. I’m debating on whether to add a contrast border along the vertical edges (akin to a button band). When I showed it to a friend, I don’t think he was very impressed with it – he muttered “fluffy” as a feedback, lol..

fluffy Sunday Cardigan

Another knitting endeavour, in a quest for a more sustainable life, is the making of dishclothes. To move away from disposable sponges that go to landfill waste, we tried coconut-made ones. They are ok but understandably tend to fall apart quite soon.

So we’re giving a try to dishclothes, which can be machine washed and hopefully will last long. These are made from cotton yarn I had in my stash, which was purchased from a charity shop (thrift store). I think I will make some smaller ones too, for washing smaller things like crystal glasses.

I finished the first one. The pattern is Checkerboard by Allison Griffith (free pattern).

The second one is WIP, using the free pattern Squishy Facecloth or Dishcloth by Rowan Watts.

Checkerboard dishcloth
Checkerboard on the left, Squishy Dishcloth on the right

In life news, a lot is going on at the moment – mostly things that need to be dealt with. Not much fun is happening.

Notably, I’m in the process of applying for British citizenship. I’ve been living in the UK for a long time and wasn’t contemplating applying until Brexit happened. I finally decided to put mine in. The application process is not straight forward, so is taking time and lot of work.

Yesterday one of my friends visited us to provide support as one of the referees. It was the first dinner with guest we had in the flat – where we have been for almost 6 years. It was a joy to have him around, chat and have a meal together. I cooked vegetarian lasagne – an improvisation on a loose lasagne recipe. I had never made lasagne and as usual applied a “freestyle” approach to the ingredients and instructions. Luckily it turned out rather fine. We had a lovely organic Italian wine, sipped in fancy vintage glasses.

I hope life is treating you well, and health is steady. Love & peace & salutations.