June RMT

June RMT

June!  The official start of the summer season, hooray!  Warm, sunny, lazy days are here again.  Some may say it’s too hot to knit, to them I’d say,  you just aren’t knitting the right thing!  Socks, scarves, lacy tops, tote bags, all come to mind, but of course what could be finer than the humble dishcloth?  Nothing, in my opinion.  This month we have an easy breezy one, no hard stitches, no key to follow, just knits and purls.   (You can’t pick a bad color for this one!)  Enjoy!


Come back to THIS post every day through June, and I’ll add two additional rows  to the pattern, listing the new rows under the date they are posted.  Don’t worry if you miss a day, I will just add the rows, never remove them.     **You may find it helpful to bookmark thedomesticdash.com, so you can find your way back!**

Use any worsted weight cotton yarn you like, (but a solid color will show up the design better).

Knit so that you create a ‘firm’ fabric, to really show off the relief stitches.  The tighter you knit the cloth, the more the design will POP!  For most of you, this will be a size 6 or 7 needle.  If you like a smaller dishcloth try using a dk weight cotton and a size 5 needle.

Just for fun, if/when you have a guess as to the design, leave a comment, the FIRST person to make an exact guess will win a prize from The Quarter Stitch in Wilmington, NC!  Good Luck!

Cast on 41 stitches.

Row 1- *(K1, P1), repeat from * to last stitch K1.

Row 2- *(K1, P1,), repeat from * to last stitch K1.

Row 3- *(K1, P1), repeat from * to last stitch K1.

Row 4- *(K1, P1,), repeat from * to last stitch K1.

Row 5- K1, P1, K37, P1, K1.

Row 6- K1, P1, K1, P35, K1, P1, K1.

Row 7- K1, P1, K18, P1, K18, P1, K1.

Row 8- K1, P1, K1, P16, K3, P16, K1, P1, K1.

Row 9- K1, P1, K16, P5, K16, P1, K1.

Row 10- K1, P1, K1, P13, K9, P13, K1, P1, K1.

Row 11- K1, P1, K12, P13, K12, P1, K1.

Row 12- K1, P1, K1, P8, K19, P8, K1, P1, K1.

Row 13- K1, P1, K7, P23, K7, P1, K1.

Row 14- K1, P1, K1, P5, K25, P5, K1, P1, K1.

Row 15- K1, P1, K5, P27, K5, P1, K1.

Row 16- K1, P1, K1, P2, K6, P5, K9, P5, K6, P2, K1, P1, K1.

Row 17- K1, P1, K3, P7, K5, P7, K5, P7, K3, P1, K1.

Row 18- K1, P1, K1, P2, K7, P6, K5, P6, K7, P2, K1, P1, K1.

Row 19- K1, P1, K3, P6, K7, P5, K7, P6, K3, P1, K1.

Row 20- K1, P1, K1, P2, K5, P8, K5, P8, K5, P2, K1, P1, K1.

Row 21- K1, P1, K3, P4, K9, P5, K9, P4, K3, P1, K1.

Row 22- K1, P1, K1, P3, K2, P10, K5, P10, K2, P3, K1, P1, K1.

Row 23- K1, P1, K16, P5, K16, P1, K1.

Row 24- K1, P1, K1, P15, K5, P15, K1, P1, K1.

Row 25- K1, P1, K16, P5, K16, P1, K1.

Row 26- K1, P1, K1, P15, K5, P15, K1, P1, K1.

Row 27- K1, P1, K13, P11, K13, P1, K1.

Row 28- K1, P1, K1, P11, K13, P11, K1, P1, K1.

Row 29- K1, P1, K12, P13, K12, P1, K1.

Row 30- K1, P1, K1, P12, K11, P12, K1, P1, K1.

Row 31- K1, P1, K15, P7, K15, P1, K1.

Row 32- K1, P1, K1, P13, K9, P13, K1, P1, K1.

Row 33- K1, P1, K13, P4, K3, P4, K13, P1, K1.

Row 34- K1, P1, K1, P11, K4, P5, K4, P11, K1, P1, K1.

Row 35- K1, P1, K12, P4, K5, P4, K12, P1, K1.

Row 36- K1, P1, K1, P11, K4, P5, K4, P11, K1, P1, K1.

Row 37- K1, P1, K13, P4, K3, P4, K13, P1, K1.

Row 38- K1, P1, K1, P13, K9, P13, K1, P1, K1.

Row 39- K1, P1, K15, P7, K15, P1, K1.

Row 40- K1, P1, K1, P15, K5, P15, K1, P1, K1.

Row 41- K1, P1, K17, P3, K17, P1, K1.

Row 42- K1, P1, K1, P35, K1, P1, K1.

Row 43- K1, P1, K37, P1, K1.

Row 44- K1, P1, K1, P35, K1, P1, K1.

Row 45- K1, P1, K7, P1, K10, P1, K10, P1, K7, P1, K1.

Row 46- K1, P1, K1, P6, K1, P10, K1, P10, K1, P6, K1, P1, K1.

Row 47- K1, P1, K6, P1, K1, P1, K8, P3, K8, P1, K1, P1, K6, P1, K1.

Row 48- K1, P1, K1, P5, K1, P1, K1, P8, K3, P8, K3, P5, K1, P1, K1.

Row 49- K1, P1, K5, P1, K3, P1, K6, P5, K6, P1, K3, P1, K5, P1, K1.

Row 50- K1, P1, K1, P4, K5, P6, K5, P6, K1, P3, K1, P4, K1, P1, K1.

Row 51- K1, P1, K4, P7, K4, P7, K4, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K4, P1, K1.

Row 52- K1, P1, K1, P3, K1, P1, K3, P1, K1, P4, K7, P4, K1, P5, K1, P3, K1, P1, K1.

June 27

Row 53- K1, P1, K3, P1, K7, P1, K2, P9, K2, P1, K7, P1, K3, P1, K1.

Row 54- K1, P1, K1, P2, K9, P2, K9, P2, K9, P2, K1, P1, K1.

June 28- So glad that you are all seeing the flags above the anchor.  I meant them to be nautical flags, (they don’t symbolize anything specific).  The winner this month is Jonibee, and her prize is my new favorite fingering/sock yarn, Angora Lace from Universal Yarns.  It feels incredible, and knits up beautifully!  Congratulations!! 


Image result for universal yarns angora lace

Row 55- K1, P1, K1, P2, K9, P2, K9, P2, K9, P2, K1, P1, K1.

Row 56- K1, P1, K1, P35, K1, P1, K1.

Row 57- *(K1, P1), repeat from * to last stitch K1.

Row 58- *(K1, P1), repeat from * to last stitch K1.

Row 59- *(K1, P1), repeat from * to last stitch K1.

Row 60- *(K1, P1), repeat from * to last stitch K1.

Cast off.

124 Responses

  1. Marjorie
    Marjorie May 31, 2015 at 8:42 pm | | Reply

    Thank you Claire I really look forward to my two rows a day even if I am knitting something else. I hope that Betty finally got packed and has a wonderful trip. We had a whole day with NO RAIN and the sun actually came out. I still have a pond under my clothes line but it didn’t get any deeper today. I shouldn’t complain there are people who have had to move because of rising rivers.

  2. Deborah Pearson
    Deborah Pearson May 31, 2015 at 10:05 pm | | Reply

    Hi Claire – I agree with Marjorie. I so look forward to my two rows each day and really enjoy the RMT. It finally stopped raining here in central Texas and we had a gorgeous day, sunny, mild and in the 80’s. Hope everything dries up soon. Our barn was flooded and the poor chickens had a mudbath going on in the coop. Thank goodness they have a shelf to roost on and stay dry. My hubby actually got the shredder out and mowed part of the yard. Messy business, as there were a couple muddy spots. Our two mini horses love to eat the mown grass, and hang along the fenceline with Roseanna, my pet pygmy goat in tow, mooching! Now to dash off to my stash closet and decide what color to use. Oh boy! Cannot wait to get started. Thanks for all you do!

  3. jonibee
    jonibee June 1, 2015 at 6:46 am | | Reply

    I’m going to use a buttery soft yellow..reminds me of the Sun…

  4. Marjorie
    Marjorie June 1, 2015 at 11:04 am | | Reply

    Deborah Pearson You have really had more than your share of rain this year. I am over in Louisiana and we have had some of it. Hope that you finally have a chance to dry out. Unfortunately it will be the end of the week before the Red River crests. Jonibee I also picked our a yellow called banana.

  5. Gail R
    Gail R June 1, 2015 at 12:18 pm | | Reply

    me three — I really enjoy these! Thanks for your efforts and generosity in providing these patterns!

  6. Tabitha D. Bezalel
    Tabitha D. Bezalel June 1, 2015 at 9:55 pm | | Reply

    Moi aussi! Enjoy! Thanks for all your efforts and generosity! It is a very very cold and wet day in New England. Yay! No rain in Texas and New England needs the rain and the cooling off. As for too hot to knit…never!!! It was so hot for days that just laying down I was perspiring, BUT I still was knitting! I finished a pair of mitts and started a shawl using Tencel. And eager to make another fabulous dishcloth!

  7. Marjorie
    Marjorie June 2, 2015 at 9:56 pm | | Reply

    Tabitha D. Bezalel It has been a while since I was in school but if I remember my French you wrote –me also. The only thing that rain does down here us make it more humid. I have had a couple of ideas for the June riddle. Father’s Day and D- Day. What ever it is I know that I will have fun. Thanks Claire!

  8. Heather
    Heather June 3, 2015 at 8:08 am | | Reply

    if it’s tied to father’s day and she said you can’t pick a wrong color, then I’d guess necktie – but for now I’m being amused that I selected yarn that’s going to stripe at some point in this cloth – mystery pattern meet mystery color change 🙂

  9. Marge
    Marge June 3, 2015 at 9:57 am | | Reply

    Thanks for another two rows each day, Claire. And good morning to ya’ll. I never see the pattern until late in the month,but it’s fun meeting up with everyone and reading your posts.

  10. Elizabeth
    Elizabeth June 3, 2015 at 7:15 pm | | Reply

    Could be a graduation cap / mortar board since this is the month of graduations. Or maybe a diploma / certificate. It wouldn’t matter the color for that.

  11. Deborah Pearson
    Deborah Pearson June 4, 2015 at 12:10 am | | Reply

    Marjorie, it finally did stop raining here and the weather has been beautiful the last few days. Sunshine, 80’s during the day and 60’s at night. Everything is drying out and the humidity is slowly dissipating. I decided against a hot pink yarn and went with Hot Green, a lovely lime – not too dull, not too bright – just in case this cloth has a Father’s Day theme. Now let’s see what we end up with!

  12. Marjorie
    Marjorie June 4, 2015 at 2:23 pm | | Reply

    Deborah Pearson,Like you we are drying out the only problem now is the Red River which is due to crest on Saturday and it is already above flood level. Fortunately we don’t live near the river but people have had to evacuate because of high water and it is going to get worse before it gets better. We have a bumper crop of mosquitoes, large and hungry. My husband is even getting bitten and as a rule they don’t bother him. I,however, am on the top of their favorite snack list.

  13. Rita Curran
    Rita Curran June 4, 2015 at 2:52 pm | | Reply

    Marjorie, I live in Louisiana also. What part are you in? I about 1 hr from Bossier. Claire I too look forward to my 2 rows a day. Thank you for all the hard work. It sure does give a whole lot of people joy. Rita

  14. Marjorie
    Marjorie June 4, 2015 at 5:51 pm | | Reply

    Rita Curran, I am in Shreveport. Where so you live?

    1. Rita Curran
      Rita Curran June 5, 2015 at 11:30 am | | Reply

      Good morning. I live in Minden, way out in the woods,

  15. Deborah Pearson
    Deborah Pearson June 4, 2015 at 10:50 pm | | Reply

    Marjorie – Hubby and I are no strangers to flooding. We lived in Houston for 32 years before coming to central Texas. With all the humidity here I have my frizzy “Houston hair” again and am mosquito bait – they bite me through my clothes, even after spraying with repellent. So sorry to hear of those who have to leave their homes because of flooding. That is awful. Prayers and good wishes going out to them. Hope they all get back to normal soon. And to think we went through a serious drought the last few years and had burn bans. Sheesh. Land of extremes…

  16. Sandra Bergeron Henderson
    Sandra Bergeron Henderson June 5, 2015 at 11:42 am | | Reply

    I would like to receive your emails but when I sign on it won’t let me subscribe. Help! I love you patterns and the monthly two rows. A friend to me about you

    1. bethnorman
      bethnorman June 8, 2015 at 9:03 am | | Reply

      Hi Sandra, fancy meeting a friend here. You will receive only one e-mail a month. You have to come back every day to the same post to receive the updates.

      1. sandra
        sandra June 13, 2015 at 9:52 am | | Reply

        Ok Thanks. Love this.

  17. Marjorie
    Marjorie June 5, 2015 at 10:42 pm | | Reply

    I am not sure why but when I looked at the two lines I just finished I am seeing a spinning top. Deborah Pearson I am so glad that you are drying out. The Red River is due to crest Sunday 6.5 feet above flood stage. I feel so sorry for the people who live close to the water. I have a daughter with the frizzy hair problem but unlike us mosquitoes don’t bite her. Rita Curran you are not to far away. The woods are nice as long as you don’t have a stream close by. There are a lot of road and business closings and it is going to get worse before it gets better.

  18. Elizabeth
    Elizabeth June 5, 2015 at 11:49 pm | | Reply

    We had a storm move through today here in Nevada so for that I am guessing a kite. Maybe an Oriental Pagoda or upside down – a spinning top.

  19. bjs29
    bjs29 June 6, 2015 at 2:29 pm | | Reply

    I am enjoying this cloth…right now I am housebound and look forward to the 2 rows every day..I really like the seed stitch edging..doing mine in light yellow and looking real good..thinking maybe it may be a house..possibly a bird house..looks nice on wrong side also..

  20. Marjorie
    Marjorie June 6, 2015 at 4:14 pm | | Reply

    bjs29 Hope you will be able to get out soon. Yellow is a popular color this month.

  21. Janet
    Janet June 7, 2015 at 6:19 am | | Reply

    Maybe a heart

  22. Deanna
    Deanna June 7, 2015 at 9:43 am | | Reply

    A heart with I love Dad in the middle


  23. Deanna
    Deanna June 7, 2015 at 9:58 am | | Reply

    Heart with I love Dad

  24. Deborah Pearson
    Deborah Pearson June 7, 2015 at 10:00 am | | Reply

    Could it be a large heart with DAD across it or across the top?

  25. Latifa
    Latifa June 7, 2015 at 10:42 am | | Reply

    I am doing mine in sugar and cream hot orange. I too thought heart but it doesn’t really look like that and I’m thinking that would be way too easy.

  26. bjs29
    bjs29 June 7, 2015 at 2:21 pm | | Reply

    hmmm..looks like it could be used on either side..back looks as good as the front…

  27. bethnorman
    bethnorman June 8, 2015 at 9:06 am | | Reply

    I was excited to show my mom (who got me hooked on your site) what colour I was using and she showed me hers. Coincidentally we’re both doing fuschia. I’m still tackling last months as I have never done cable before. Thank you for your generosity in keeping us gals happy.

  28. Marjorie
    Marjorie June 8, 2015 at 11:21 am | | Reply

    Claire. I hope everything alright. It is unusual for you not to have the rows posted.

  29. Judy
    Judy June 8, 2015 at 11:29 am | | Reply

    Good Morning! I’m wondering if anyone has gotten the June 8th rows today. I don’t see them yet. I hope everything is well with Claire.

  30. Elizabeth
    Elizabeth June 8, 2015 at 7:06 pm | | Reply

    I don’t see them either. Maybe she had a busy day at the store!

  31. Marjorie
    Marjorie June 8, 2015 at 11:20 pm | | Reply

    I was so glad to see the rows tonight I was afraid that something had happened to you or your family. Thank you again for the fun you give us.

  32. Sue
    Sue June 8, 2015 at 11:31 pm | | Reply

    maybe a garden canopy/tent or a gazebo

  33. Sue
    Sue June 8, 2015 at 11:37 pm | | Reply

    Sailboat or yacht

  34. Elizabeth
    Elizabeth June 8, 2015 at 11:38 pm | | Reply

    Glad to see you are ok Claire. Must have been those knitting gremlins that got Betty last month!

  35. Elizabeth
    Elizabeth June 9, 2015 at 12:11 am | | Reply

    Am i possibably seeing a face with eyebrows or a moustache? Hi dad.

  36. Judy
    Judy June 9, 2015 at 7:20 am | | Reply

    Glad to know all is ok, Claire! I’m knitting a beautiful lime-green yarn, and the pattern looks like the Muppet Kermit, with his eyes closed, singing “It’s Not Easy Being Green”! Makes me smile this morning! Thanks!

  37. Heather
    Heather June 9, 2015 at 8:34 am | | Reply

    it’s starting to look like a super hero badge with a letter in the middle…hm, enjoying the suspense!

  38. Marjorie
    Marjorie June 9, 2015 at 11:55 pm | | Reply

    Rita Curran I hope that you are safe I heard on the news that you had some nasty storms this evening. I know you live in the woods and they mentioned that there were some trees down.

    1. Rita Curran
      Rita Curran June 12, 2015 at 9:17 am | | Reply

      I got a little bit of wind and that was all. We live in a security pocket from the storms. It really is amazing.

  39. cheryl
    cheryl June 10, 2015 at 6:40 am | | Reply

    The start of summer – swimming pool with two beach bums laying on floats

  40. jonibee
    jonibee June 10, 2015 at 7:26 am | | Reply

    I think that it’s an anchor or something nautical..

  41. Heather
    Heather June 10, 2015 at 8:51 am | | Reply

    I’m starting to see frog feet squatting on a lily pad
    Cheryl – I love your beach bum imagery! I’m ready to move into THAT dishcloth. 😉

  42. bjs29
    bjs29 June 10, 2015 at 9:34 am | | Reply

    another wild guess..maybe a butterfly..will be house bound another week, maybe 2 with visiting nurse..when she leaves I will be able to drive again..have been very sick with a kidney infection and full blown UTI for about 3 weeks..feeling much better now and doing a lot more on my own..my knitting, reading, internet and doing puzzles has kept me sane..LOL

  43. Latifa
    Latifa June 11, 2015 at 12:01 am | | Reply

    How about a fox face? What the fox says? My yarn color is orange after all…….

  44. Annbeth Winters
    Annbeth Winters June 11, 2015 at 7:59 am | | Reply

    It is a really interesting pattern but I don’t have the foggiest idea what it can be.I awake early every morning to start my day with those 2 lines.
    thanks for all the fun
    by the way my yarn has not arrived,worried it is a post office problem!

  45. cheryl
    cheryl June 11, 2015 at 9:20 pm | | Reply

    Heather – i’m with you. Dreamin’ I suppose. Now it looks like an anchor to me.

  46. June
    June June 11, 2015 at 11:32 pm | | Reply

    maybe a beach umbrella – upside down

  47. Deborah Pearson
    Deborah Pearson June 11, 2015 at 11:40 pm | | Reply

    I’m with Cheryl and Heather. Looks like an anchor to me. Nautical theme perhaps. Will it be a plain anchor or will it have a line (rope) attached to it???

  48. Heather
    Heather June 12, 2015 at 10:09 am | | Reply

    ah- Cheryl, I believe you are correct with the anchor – if that’s the case, mine’s going to be seen through waves of blue and green this time! very nautical. 🙂

  49. bjs29
    bjs29 June 12, 2015 at 11:02 am | | Reply

    looks like an anchor to me too..

  50. Sarah B
    Sarah B June 12, 2015 at 11:18 am | | Reply

    Boat anchor

  51. Latifa
    Latifa June 12, 2015 at 11:26 am | | Reply

    Wow there goes my fox idea! Now I am singing anchors away while knitting will probably be stuck in my head all day. 🙂

  52. Elizabeth
    Elizabeth June 12, 2015 at 5:13 pm | | Reply

    Now I feel really silly. I kept looking at it and asking myself “How do you all get an anchor from this?” so….. I looked up images of anchors and went… AH HA!!! Now I see it. 🙂

  53. sandra
    sandra June 13, 2015 at 9:53 am | | Reply

    An Anchor

  54. P.J. Coldren
    P.J. Coldren June 13, 2015 at 12:48 pm | | Reply

    I think it’s DARTH VADER: Luke, I am your father . . . .

  55. Nancy
    Nancy June 13, 2015 at 9:54 pm | | Reply

    P.J. Coldren,
    Ahahahahahahahaha! Thanks! I needed that. That just made my night! N.

  56. Deborah Pearson
    Deborah Pearson June 13, 2015 at 10:41 pm | | Reply

    Wonder if the anchor has a heart on it…

  57. Deborah Pearson
    Deborah Pearson June 13, 2015 at 10:48 pm | | Reply

    Anchor heart designs generally symbolize security and stability in your love. Could have a rope and roses or some other flowers as well. It is one of oldest symbols used in tattoos. The anchor is akin to the Ankh, the Egyptian symbol for life. It is a strong Christian symbol woven throughout the Bible. According to the internet, anchors have many meanings: Loyalty, Dedication to the greater good, Honor, Stability, Security, Hope, Protection, Salvation, Enlightenment. Seems we could apply many of these meanings to Fathers Day and the men it honors!

  58. Sue
    Sue June 13, 2015 at 11:38 pm | | Reply

    Anchor with a chain attached, or is that a chain with an anchor attached?

  59. jonibee
    jonibee June 14, 2015 at 6:43 am | | Reply

    Perhaps “Cast-Off” will be the message..

  60. Latifa
    Latifa June 14, 2015 at 7:34 pm | | Reply

    Jonibee, I love that! If it’s not cast off it should be you made me laugh out loud.

  61. Sue
    Sue June 14, 2015 at 11:17 pm | | Reply

    #1 Anchor, or Dad our Anchor, or Dad the Anchor

  62. Marjorie
    Marjorie June 14, 2015 at 11:18 pm | | Reply

    How about “Dad our anchor”

  63. Elizabeth
    Elizabeth June 14, 2015 at 11:58 pm | | Reply

    Claire, I would want to know why it seems that so many patterns are so form fitting. I am plus size and prefer a looser fitting top.

  64. P.J. Coldren
    P.J. Coldren June 15, 2015 at 4:55 am | | Reply

    Top-down patterns are easier to fit (at least for me). How do I convert a bottom-up to a top-down, particularly if there is some kind of pattern (cable or lace or whatever) involved?

  65. jonibee
    jonibee June 15, 2015 at 6:50 am | | Reply

    I think talking about the choice of the pattern (Lion Brand has come up with patterns for the plus size), the types of yarn (some have a give to them) and most important measure, measure , measure..check your gauge..these are not questions but important topics, Also will choosing different yarns than the one giving in pattern the pros and cons…

  66. jonibee
    jonibee June 15, 2015 at 7:01 am | | Reply

    I should have also added how important to have the measurements for the person that you are knitting for because that makes alot of difference too..people shapes are all different even though the bust size might be the same some have parts wider or narrower than others.

  67. jonibee
    jonibee June 15, 2015 at 8:26 am | | Reply

    How to alter a knitted item..from shortening to lengthening especially if there is a design such as a cable or color work?
    A good book is “When Bad Thing’s Happen to Good Knitters” by Marion Edmonds & Ahza Moore..very good helpful tips and questions..

  68. jonibee
    jonibee June 15, 2015 at 8:31 am | | Reply

    I want to thank Debra Pearson for enlightening us on the backround of the Anchor. We always learn something from each other whether it’s a question or statement or the backround of a design. I enjoy reading all the comments that each one of us insert at one time or another. Some do make us chuckle..Thank You to all…A special Thank You to Claire and Betty for bringing something special each month to us all.

  69. Deborah Pearson
    Deborah Pearson June 15, 2015 at 9:39 am | | Reply

    I’d ask how does one decide what pattern would be a good choice for a sweater or top. How do you measure to make your knitted item so it will properly fit?

  70. Karen H.
    Karen H. June 15, 2015 at 7:43 pm | | Reply

    A question I would ask is since I have limited availability to yarn how do you know how the yarn I am using will fit well with the pattern such as draping or keeping it’s shape. Some yarns are not made anymore yet the patterns are still available.

  71. Nancy
    Nancy June 15, 2015 at 10:59 pm | | Reply

    My question would be about short rows and how you can add them to shape garments

  72. Heather
    Heather June 16, 2015 at 8:09 am | | Reply

    as I’ve never made an adult sized anything (unless you count hats and scarves) I would be asking how to make sure you have enough yarn for a project – especially since I seldom use the same brand as the designer, and my size is sometimes listed, but since it’s not toward the beginning, I don’t always believe the skein recommendations…

  73. Marjorie
    Marjorie June 16, 2015 at 10:50 pm | | Reply

    Deborah Pearson. I do hope that you are not getting flooded again. I saw flood warnings for parts of Texas on the TV tonight. The Red River is almost back to normal and now we have rain again. Where are my water wings.

  74. jonibee
    jonibee June 17, 2015 at 6:17 am | | Reply

    Up New England way when it hot or too hot people usually head to the beach in droves. But when it’s humid we tend to stay indoors or go to the mall where it’s cooler because of the a/c.

  75. kcmama
    kcmama June 17, 2015 at 3:36 pm | | Reply

    Didn’t know it was possible to be too hot to go to the beach! LOL I know it is always much cooler on the beach with the breeze off the water than further inland. How hot is it where you are? I haven’t watched TV in about 2-3 weeks so have not seen any news. Is it normal to be so hot there this time of the year? We have been having mild and wet weather here in the midwest. Hope the weather improves so the kids can go to the beach!

  76. Karen H.
    Karen H. June 17, 2015 at 9:27 pm | | Reply

    I too live in the midwest and I’ve never heard of it being to hot to go to the beach! That’s where we head when it’s hot! Or a pool! We have been having great temps but more rain than usual for June. At least we’re not flooding yet. I live near Lake Michigan and it’s usually 10 or more degrees cooler at the lakefront then at my house which is only 7 miles away. One summer it was 85 at our house and we went to the lakefront for a band concert and we had to wear jackets and had blankets on us since it was so cold there. We thought maybe a cold front came in while we were there but when we got home an hour later it was still 83 at home! That’s how much cooler the lakefront can be.

  77. Jane
    Jane June 17, 2015 at 11:14 pm | | Reply

    Crown & anchor comes to mind

  78. jonibee
    jonibee June 18, 2015 at 5:58 am | | Reply

    Are there any a/c places to take the children to amuse them for an outing..any facilities that have an indoor pool ..do you have a water ban in your area otherwise how about using the outdoor hose there are things that can be attached to the hose like “slip N slide” but should be supervised..go to the a/c movies, bowling or buy a game so they can play indoors (hopefully you have a playroom). How about a picnic in your own yard under a tree for a short time or by a pond or lake…Good Luck there’s nothing worse than antsy kids. Hopefully the kids brought some of their own things to amuse themselves..How about a scavenger hunt with a prize?

  79. Deborah Pearson
    Deborah Pearson June 18, 2015 at 9:33 am | | Reply

    Hi Marjorie – Naw, no more flooding here. A bit muddy in the horse paddock and around the chicken coop, but not so much rain this time. Yesterday it rained a bit then cleared up in the afternoon. It is humid as all get-out here – reminds me of our former life in Houston! I work at our local vet clinic once a week and it sure gets messy dealing with livestock when it is muddy – yuck! Today is sunny with blue skies. The ground needs to dry up a bit, then we can mow – again! Quite a change from the horrible drought we experienced the last few years. Feast or famine… Thanks for thinking of me and hope all is well where you are.

  80. Marjorie
    Marjorie June 18, 2015 at 10:45 am | | Reply

    We have some flooding in town thanks to a batch of rain that passed through this morning. I went out to get the paper and it was like walking into a sauna with the rain and heat. We have several road closings and I am sure that the river will be up again later in the week. They announced the expected levels for Arkansas but not for Louisiana. We will probably get them later in the day. The Red River had just dropped below flood level.

  81. kcmama
    kcmama June 18, 2015 at 1:14 pm | | Reply

    Ugh. 100! I feel for you that is for sure. I don’t really care for temps above the 80 degree mark. Yes, I am a big wimp! With those temps that sand would sure burn your feet, too. And sharks? I think I prefer the chlorinated pool…….. I hope that it cools down soon for you. Good luck this weekend with your class.

  82. Sue
    Sue June 18, 2015 at 4:46 pm | | Reply

    Chain and anchor

  83. Deborah Pearson
    Deborah Pearson June 18, 2015 at 11:36 pm | | Reply

    It was another hot, humid day here in Central Texas. I am not complaining though. I was born and and raised in New England, and I dislike snow and ice and cold! Brrrr! Like I always tell my northern friends and family…ya don’t have to shovel heat – lol! I always find it easier to cool off than to warm up – personal preference. If cooler weather works for you, go for it! To each his/her own. 😉 My anchor is shaping up nicely, but I cannot figure out what the design on it is. Almost looks like the gender symbol for man – you know, like the man in our family is our anchor… Or an anchor with a cross. Does not look like it is long enough or up high enough to be a crossbar. Hmmmmm…

  84. Elizabeth
    Elizabeth June 20, 2015 at 1:51 am | | Reply

    An anchor with a crossbar and a ring or circle above it for where the chain or rope would be attached to it.

  85. Marjorie
    Marjorie June 20, 2015 at 11:01 am | | Reply

    Deborah Pearson. I prefer the cold you can always put on another sweater but there is only so much you can take off without being arrested.

  86. Deborah Pearson
    Deborah Pearson June 20, 2015 at 8:43 pm | | Reply

    Hi Marjorie – It’s all perspective. I can cool off way more quickly than I can warm up. I am a “Summer Child.” You said you prefer the cold and that is great. You say po-tay-toe; I say pah-tah-toe! That is what makes us all so interesting and fun when we socialize. 😉

  87. cheryl
    cheryl June 21, 2015 at 8:50 am | | Reply

    Thank you Claire for putting together daily two row dishcloth. I enjoy waking up to two new rows to complete.

  88. Marjorie
    Marjorie June 21, 2015 at 11:36 pm | | Reply

    Claire and Deborah Pearson. It is the humidity this year that is makes it so miserable. I walked outside to pick up the paper this morning and my glasses fogged up. I have been in areas with high temperatures and low humidity and enjoyed it.

    1. Heather
      Heather June 22, 2015 at 8:21 am | | Reply

      I’ll agree, Marjorie, when the air is so thick it’s dripping, it’s just miserable and time to stay in with climate control. (I like both winter and summer – and used to be able to handle the cold more than the heat, but now suffer like the rest of them both times of year – ah well)

  89. Karen H.
    Karen H. June 22, 2015 at 9:23 am | | Reply

    Yes, I like the spring and fall when the temps are nice! I prefer the cold but not necessarily the snow. My husband prefers the heat. My youngest daughter claimed she preferred the heat until she moved to St. Louis area and it’s much hotter than home and has now decided she doesn’t like the real high heat. So God just made each of us different and put us in the places He knew we’d be happier with the temps. And if you don’t like the temps you’re in then you move.

  90. Deborah Pearson
    Deborah Pearson June 22, 2015 at 11:50 am | | Reply

    Hi. Marjorie – I totally agree with you. Humidity is what really makes warm temps difficult to bear. It is normally quite dry here in my area, but this year we have had more rainfall than usual and are experiencing higher humidity. Not complaining though! A couple years ago we were in a horrible drought. It was so hot and dry – temps were over 100 for more than a month. When it hit 108 degrees, even I thought it was too hot! When your glasses fog up, you know it is hot and humid outside. Heather’s reference to climate control is spot on! Happy summer in the South! 😉

  91. Marjorie
    Marjorie June 22, 2015 at 10:50 pm | | Reply

    I wonder if it is a Trident above the anchor. I hibernate with the air conditioner in the summer.

  92. Heather
    Heather June 23, 2015 at 3:50 pm | | Reply

    definitely something up above – I was contemplating waves, but it’s gotta be something else with as pointy as the bottoms of – whatever it is – is

  93. Elizabeth
    Elizabeth June 24, 2015 at 1:01 am | | Reply

    An anchor with a crossbar and a ring or circle above it for where the chain or rope would be attached. Stars or a chain on top.

  94. Heather
    Heather June 24, 2015 at 8:02 am | | Reply

    top could be some kind of bunting I suppose – we lost symmetry today though….

  95. Deborah Pearson
    Deborah Pearson June 24, 2015 at 10:48 pm | | Reply

    Wonder if it could be arrows above the anchor???

  96. Nancy
    Nancy June 25, 2015 at 11:54 pm | | Reply

    maybe it’s different flags

  97. June
    June June 26, 2015 at 12:03 am | | Reply

    I think they are flags above the anchor.

  98. jonibee
    jonibee June 26, 2015 at 5:41 am | | Reply

    Yes ..they look like a string of banners…interesting…

  99. jonibee
    jonibee June 26, 2015 at 6:58 am | | Reply

    My guess is that the banners are nautical signals ..each one being a letter of the alphabet or a call like SOS…

  100. Sarah B
    Sarah B June 26, 2015 at 11:17 am | | Reply

    An anchor with flags that says I love (heart) u
    Maybe just an anchor that says I love (heart) U

  101. Deborah Pearson
    Deborah Pearson June 27, 2015 at 9:51 am | | Reply

    Maybe 3 hearts across the top to show our love for the men – or anchors – in our lives.

  102. jonibee
    jonibee June 28, 2015 at 6:12 am | | Reply

    I love the yarn it reminds me of changing colors of the sky before a storm…Because I’m into Nautical things this one is special to me..I am going to knit one with a light house on it to go with the Anchor…I enjoyed this months RMT very much and am looking forward to July. Thank You Clair for allowing us the pleasure of visiting each month.

    1. Heather
      Heather June 30, 2015 at 8:15 am | | Reply

      If I recall, January was a lighthouse this year. 🙂
      lovely yarn – congratulations!

  103. Marjorie
    Marjorie June 28, 2015 at 3:52 pm | | Reply

    Congratulations Jonibee. Like you I enjoyed this months and am looking forward to the arrival of July. Thank you again Claire for all your hard work.

  104. Annbeth Winters
    Annbeth Winters June 29, 2015 at 6:13 am | | Reply

    Good job Jonibee.This was a hard guess.Lovedoing my 2 lines every morning.Makes me meet each moRning with a smile on my face.Thank you again Claire for bringing joy into our lives.

  105. Linda Emshoff
    Linda Emshoff July 1, 2015 at 5:51 pm | | Reply

    Is there another KAL beginning for July? I really enjoyed knitting along with you ladies through June.

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