RMT, July 2015

RMT, July 2015

My watch says its the 31st, and it’s been a lazy, sunny summer day……… but it’s not the 31st, it’s July 1st!  No time to be lazy, it’s time to start a new dishcloth.  This month I’ve got a cute one, it’s sweet and simple and very summer-y.  At least South-eastern North Carolina summers!!  Also we have a special prize for this months winner, you want to win this one!  I’ll tell you all about it soon, Happy July!

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Come back to THIS post every day through July, 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, K37, P1, K1.

Row 8- K1, P1, K1, P3, K1, P13, K1, P13, K1, P3, K1, P1, K1.

Row 9- K1, P1, K3, P3, K11, P3, K11, P3, K3, P1, K1.

Row 10- K1, P1, K1, P2, K3, P11, K3, P11, K3, P2, K1, P1, K1.

Row 11- K1, P1, K3, P3, K11, P3, K11, P3, K3, P1, K1.

Row 12- K1, P1, K1, P3, K1, P13, K1, P13, K1, P3, K1, P1, K1.

Row 13- K1, P1, K37, P1, K1.

Row 14- K1, P1, K1, P14, K1, P5, K1, P14, K1, P1, K1.

Row 15- K1, P1, K6, P2, K1, P2, K2, P5, K1, P5, K2, P2, K1, P2, K6, P1, K1.

Row 16- K1, P1, K1, P5, K6, P1, K5, P1, K5, P1, K6, P5, K1, P1, K1.

Row 17- K1, P1, K7, P6, K1, P3, K3, P3, K1, P6, K7, P1, K1.

Row 18- K1, P1, K1, P3, K10, P1, K3, P1, K3, P1, K10, P3, K1, P1, K1.

Row 19- K1, P1, K5, P10, K1, P2, K1, P2, K1, P10, K5, P1, K1.

Row 20- K1, P1, K1, P7, K7, P1, K2, P1, K2, P1, K7, P7, K1, P1, K1.

Row 21- K1, P1, K10, P4, K1, P3, K1, P3, K1, P4, K10, P1, K1.

Row 22- K1, P1, K1, P8, K5, P1, K3, P1, K3, P1, K5, P8, K1, P1, K1.

Row 23- K1, P1, K8, P6, K1, P3, K1, P3, K1, P6, K8, P1, K1.

Row 24- K1, P1, K1, P6, K6, P1, K4, P1, K4, P1, K6, P6, K1, P1, K1.

Row 25- K1, P1, K7, P6, K1, P9, K1, P6, K7, P1, K1.

Row 26- K1, P1, K1, P5, K6, P1, K11, P1, K6, P5, K1, P1, K1.

Row 27- K1, P1, K6, P6, K1, P11, K1, P6, K6, P1, K1.

Row 28- K1, P1, K1, P4, K27, P4, K1, P1, K1.

Row 29- K1, P1, K5, P27, K5, P1, K1.

Row 30- K1, P1, K1, P4, K27, P4, K1, P1, K1.

Row 31- K1, P1, K4, P29, K4, P1, K1.

Row 32- K1, P1, K1, P3, K29, P3, K1, P1, K1.

Row 33- K1, P1, K4, P29, K4, P1, K1.

Row 34- K1, P1, K1, P3, K29, P3, K1, P1, K1.

Row 35- K1, P1, K4, P29, K4, P1, K1.

Row 36- K1, P1, K1, P3, K29, P3, K1, P1, K1.

Row 37- K1, P1, K4, P5, K1, P17, K1, P5, K4, P1, K1.

Row 38- K1, P1, K1, P4, K3, P3, K4, P7, K4, P3, K3, P4, K1, P1, K1.

Row 39- K1, P1, K10, P4, K1, P7, K1, P4, K10, P1, K1.

Row 40- K1, P1, K1, P9, K3, P1, K9, P1, K3, P9, K1, P1, K1.

Row 41- K1, P1, K10, P2, K1, P11, K1, P2, K10, P1, K1.

Row 42- K1, P1, K1, P9, K2, P1, K11, P1, K2, P9, K1, P1, K1.

Row 43- K1, P1, K10, P17, K10, P1, K1.

Row 44- K1, P1, K1, P9, K17, P9, K1, P1, K1.

Row 45- K1, P1, K10, P16, K11, P1, K1.

Row 46- K1, P1, K1, P10, K15, P10, K1, P1, K1.

July 24- Winner tomorrow!

Row 47- K1, P1, K11, P1, K4, P5, K4, P1, K11, P1, K1.

Row 48- K1, P1, K1, P10, K1, P1, K2, P1, K1, P3, K1, P1, K2, P1, K1, P10, K1, P1, K1.

July 25- And the winner is Nancy!  Yes, it’s a frog!  Here in SENC we usually have very rainy summers and the frogs are so loud at night sometimes I feel like they are on the roof outside our bedroom window!  The three dots at the bottom are just to round out the design, after we started I realized that they would confuse everyone, but if I’d done this one top down it would have been guessed much quicker I suspect!  Congratulations Nancy, and your prize?  A really beautiful custom knitting bag made by my dear friend Miranda.  

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We have been selling her bags as quickly as she can make them in the shop, and she has started selling them on Etsy as well.  All her bags are double-faced and loaded with pockets,  for knitters by a knitter, you can check out more of her designs at her etsy shop, WhimsicalBags .  Without further ado,  UPDATE- Officially Ginette was the first to guess, as many of you noted, I missed her guess on the 14th.  I have corrected my error and will send out 2 prizes this month.  (I really wish I could play Oprah and send one of Miranda’s fab bags to each of you!!!)  🙂

Row 49- K1, P1, K11, P2, K2, P2, K3, P2, K2, P2, K11, P1, K1.

Row 50- K1, P1, K1, P11, K4, P5, K4, P11, K1, P1, K1.

Row 51- K1, P1, K37, P1, K1.

Row 52- K1, P1, K1, P35, K1, P1, K1.

Row 53- K1, P1, K37, P1, K1.

Row 54- K1, P1, K1, P35, K1, P1, K1.

Row 55- K1, P1, K37, 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.

Bind Off.

(My family and I are leaving tomorrow for a much needed summer vacation, we’ll be back on the 1st, but too late I suspect, to post the August cloth.  I’ll get it up on the 2nd, but those of you who like to stay on schedule, cast on 41 and seed stitch 2 rows! 🙂 )

210 Responses

  1. Marjorie
    Marjorie July 1, 2015 at 9:37 pm | | Reply

    I just discovered that I have used all the solid colors in my stash several times, I need to go and get a new color. Thank you so much for the fun you give me each day. I wish you and your family a safe and happy 4th of July.

  2. Sue
    Sue July 1, 2015 at 9:54 pm | | Reply

    Summery? Beach umbrella…flipflops…a beach ball.. the sun.. A sunflower….bucket and shovel…sandcastle

  3. Sue
    Sue July 1, 2015 at 9:59 pm | | Reply

    Deck hair …..ice cold drink in a glass…a sunhat

  4. Deborah Pearson
    Deborah Pearson July 1, 2015 at 10:00 pm | | Reply

    Oh boy! A new RMT cloth! What color to use? I have many colors from which to choose and cannot decide. Guess it will be a solid color. Time to go through my supply and pick one. Maybe hot pink, or turquoise or yellow, or… Shucks, I don’t know. Found some cool red, white and blue varigated, but everyone says solids are best for these patterns. Maybe I will find a red or white. We shall see! It is summer here, with temps in the low 90’s during the day and 70’s at night. Lovin’ it! We are summer children at my house. No rain for several days, so the humidity is down. Getting back to normal. Claire, I cannot tell you how much I enjoy your monthly kal. Thanks again!

  5. Deborah Pearson
    Deborah Pearson July 1, 2015 at 10:01 pm | | Reply

    Since it is August, how about a pair of sunglasses or a palm tree. A hut on the beach, or a beach scene with seagulls. We shall see!

  6. Linda
    Linda July 1, 2015 at 10:39 pm | | Reply

    Maybe a lighthouse?

  7. jonibee
    jonibee July 2, 2015 at 6:34 am | | Reply

    A pitcher of sweet tea or a bottle of soda pop..just the right thing to quench a thirst on a Summers day! Looking forward to this months’ RMT~

  8. Annbeth Winters
    Annbeth Winters July 2, 2015 at 6:45 am | | Reply

    I am going to be completely open minded till I see a clue.When I didn’t find email on the first
    I prayed we were not having a month’s vacation. this am. Using a pretty salmon color.
    Maybe( going fishing).
    Annbeth

  9. Karen H.
    Karen H. July 2, 2015 at 9:29 am | | Reply

    Hi everyone! I’m finally able to rejoin and do this month’s cloth! Thanks Claire that you don’t take off a month like some of us do once in awhile. With my daughter’s wedding I was too busy and then just got too far behind so now I’m back. My guesses would be an instrument from a parade for the 4th, a bicycle, a porch swing, a tent for camping, flowers in a garden or even veggies in a garden, a dog for the dog days of summer but you could even do a cat on a porch, fireworks, an ice cream cone, the guesses can be endless even if summer isn’t endless. I have no idea what North Carolina summers are like. Here in northern Illinois it’s mostly in the 70’s with some 80’s and still having more rain than normal for this time of year. At least I don’t have to water the yard! Oh, could it be a hose or sprinkler!? I certainly missed all of this fun and am glad I’m back each day!

  10. Elizabeth
    Elizabeth July 2, 2015 at 7:24 pm | | Reply

    How about a sailboat on the water!

  11. Sue
    Sue July 2, 2015 at 8:06 pm | | Reply

    Deck chair….beach towel

  12. Sue
    Sue July 2, 2015 at 8:08 pm | | Reply

    An ice cream cone

  13. Jayne H.
    Jayne H. July 3, 2015 at 1:14 am | | Reply

    How about a glass with a straw with ice cubes in it. Maybe a drink with one of those cute umbrellas adorning it. Oh, my first item description should have the glass having a liquid in it like iced tea. LOL

  14. Jayne H.
    Jayne H. July 3, 2015 at 1:23 am | | Reply

    Picnic scene—–blanket with picnic basket. Baseball with a bat. Baseball type hat. Sandbucket and scoop or shovel on the beach.

  15. Jayne H.
    Jayne H. July 3, 2015 at 1:26 am | | Reply

    Claire, Have a great 4th of July!

  16. Elizabeth
    Elizabeth July 4, 2015 at 12:32 am | | Reply

    How about a musical instrument, a band stand ot grand stand or theater stage?

  17. Sue
    Sue July 4, 2015 at 8:43 am | | Reply

    How about a beach cover, tent.

  18. Karen H.
    Karen H. July 4, 2015 at 9:42 am | | Reply

    Happy Independence Day!! Hope you all enjoy the day, family and friends! Keep safe.

  19. Sue
    Sue July 4, 2015 at 11:36 pm | | Reply

    At the beach, the waves on the ocean

  20. Jodi DeGeorge
    Jodi DeGeorge July 5, 2015 at 1:59 am | | Reply

    Umm, a firecracker ?

  21. Jodi DeGeorge
    Jodi DeGeorge July 5, 2015 at 2:01 am | | Reply

    A snow cone?

  22. Deborah Pearson
    Deborah Pearson July 5, 2015 at 9:03 am | | Reply

    Decided to use yellow yarn for this one. Maybe it is a hammock tied between two poles or trees to represent the lazy days of summer. Hope everyone had a grand July 4th celebration. Our little Texas town had a fantastic fireworks display that lasted a good 45 minutes. It was awesome! My poor outdoor kitties did not appreciate it at all and 3 of 6 did not show up to eat. Thankfully, they were all in attendance this morning for breakfast. Knit on!

  23. Lisa
    Lisa July 5, 2015 at 10:37 am | | Reply

    I think this RMT is perhaps some stars! We shall see! This is so much fun!

  24. bjs29
    bjs29 July 5, 2015 at 11:31 am | | Reply

    possibly flowers? maybe 3 stars across the bottom or maybe stars around the whole edge..I chose ecru for my color this month and I like simple..gives my brain a rest.. 🙂

  25. Karen H.
    Karen H. July 5, 2015 at 8:09 pm | | Reply

    Could it be something for a county fair like banners, rides,tickets, sign for the fair, game booth, cotton candy, fireworks, prize ribbons?

  26. jonibee
    jonibee July 6, 2015 at 6:17 am | | Reply

    My guess is a hammock..they are made either in SC or NC..I have spent many a day on a hammock swing..we have both..

  27. Roanna
    Roanna July 6, 2015 at 8:12 am | | Reply

    My guess is Polka dots

  28. Heather
    Heather July 6, 2015 at 8:22 am | | Reply

    Roanna, I love your guess – I think you’re SPOT on!

  29. Kristine
    Kristine July 6, 2015 at 10:04 am | | Reply

    I’m seeing 3 little *bumps?* So maybe 3 ice cream cones or 3 signs. Hope everybody had a great July 4th weekend.

  30. Sarah Bodkins
    Sarah Bodkins July 6, 2015 at 6:31 pm | | Reply

    Shark. Nothing says summer like shark week

  31. Karen H.
    Karen H. July 7, 2015 at 11:17 am | | Reply

    Could it be a clown with the dots? There’s nothing connecting the dots and it looks like we might be making 2 more in the middle. If it was winter I would say it was snowballs. Or I might say a crown for a pageant but the dots aren’t connected but they could be in the lower part of the crown.

  32. Paulette
    Paulette July 7, 2015 at 6:41 pm | | Reply

    Greetings from Montreal. It’s been a long time since I have participated to this KAL.
    I’m ready to jump in.
    Happy knitting to all.
    Paulette

  33. Paulette
    Paulette July 7, 2015 at 10:32 pm | | Reply

    Could it be cherries on a banana split ?

  34. Ginette
    Ginette July 7, 2015 at 11:41 pm | | Reply

    Hi all,
    I am a newbie from Montreal.
    I’m here to share my love of knitting in a KAL.
    Thanks to Paulette, who invite me to join this group.
    Happy knitting,

    Ginette

  35. jonibee
    jonibee July 8, 2015 at 5:44 am | | Reply

    How about a birthday cake commemorating a special day..

  36. Heather
    Heather July 8, 2015 at 11:25 am | | Reply

    I think we might be looking at the tail end of a rocket ship as it’s blasting off, but then again, I have a lot of imagination and little to go by right now. 🙂

  37. Elizabeth
    Elizabeth July 8, 2015 at 7:29 pm | | Reply

    Welcome Ginette! You will find this to be a fun bunch!

  38. Deborah Pearson
    Deborah Pearson July 8, 2015 at 10:40 pm | | Reply

    Hmmmmmm… When I turn it upside down looks like candles…

  39. Roanna
    Roanna July 9, 2015 at 1:07 pm | | Reply

    Could it be waves crashing on the beach

  40. Karen H.
    Karen H. July 9, 2015 at 3:33 pm | | Reply

    Could it be a butterfly?
    Welcome Ginette and welcome back Paulette!!

  41. Paulette
    Paulette July 9, 2015 at 3:42 pm | | Reply

    Thanks Karen H.
    I like the thread here. Nice interaction between members.
    It is fun and the project is not too demanding.
    Glad to be back.
    Paulette

  42. Roanna
    Roanna July 9, 2015 at 8:12 pm | | Reply

    Looking closer, is it fireworks & stars? I am new to this. It is fun guessing

  43. Ginette
    Ginette July 9, 2015 at 11:03 pm | | Reply

    Thank you Karen H.
    I like it here. Just a nice challenge.

  44. June
    June July 9, 2015 at 11:51 pm | | Reply

    Could it be a peach tree with peaches on the ground?

  45. Elizabeth
    Elizabeth July 10, 2015 at 12:07 am | | Reply

    Is it a firefly? Catching fireflies on a summer night!

  46. jonibee
    jonibee July 10, 2015 at 7:33 am | | Reply

    How about the sweet sounds of Liberty from the Liberty Bell…this is the month for independence…

  47. Ginette
    Ginette July 10, 2015 at 9:48 am | | Reply

    Thank you Elizabeth for your kind words. That’s new for me and I love it !

  48. Ginette
    Ginette July 10, 2015 at 9:50 am | | Reply

    Is it a pine tree ?

  49. Karen H.
    Karen H. July 10, 2015 at 11:01 am | | Reply

    C’est si bon for your brother!! That’s probably my french limit!

    1. Ginette
      Ginette July 10, 2015 at 5:08 pm | | Reply

      Karen H
      (C’est si bon) It is so good !
      That is good french, surely better than my poor english.

  50. bjs29
    bjs29 July 10, 2015 at 11:49 am | | Reply

    looking at it today and also thinking a butterfly.. not an early bird so Karen beat me to it..could change tho as we progress further..KAL is a fun thing to do and this is my third month..as a lifelong knitter and age 83 it is something I look forward to every day..

  51. Roanna
    Roanna July 10, 2015 at 12:29 pm | | Reply

    Is it a pier?

  52. Paulette
    Paulette July 10, 2015 at 3:15 pm | | Reply

    How do you call a flat qcar in a parade ? A float ?

  53. Sue
    Sue July 10, 2015 at 9:19 pm | | Reply

    A dune buggy

  54. Sue
    Sue July 10, 2015 at 9:20 pm | | Reply

    One of those little carts that sells ice creams or sells hot dogs at the beach or at a ball,game

  55. Sue
    Sue July 10, 2015 at 11:12 pm | | Reply

    A hang glider

  56. Paulette
    Paulette July 10, 2015 at 11:20 pm | | Reply

    A pelican

  57. June
    June July 11, 2015 at 12:26 am | | Reply

    a ballerina

  58. Elizabeth
    Elizabeth July 11, 2015 at 2:48 am | | Reply

    A Beach cabana, camping tent,

  59. Lisa
    Lisa July 11, 2015 at 7:50 am | | Reply

    A dragonfly?

  60. Karen H.
    Karen H. July 11, 2015 at 10:45 am | | Reply

    Is it a lawn sprinkler sending up water or a fountain or a water bubbler? Are those circles drops of water?
    Ginette, your English is much better then my french because you can actually join in and not only read what we say but write back. It’s been over 40 years since I’ve been around french speaking people. My mom grew up in a french community in Massachusetts and all my relatives spoke french but I lived in Illinois all my life and was only around them 2 weeks out of the year. My mother didn’t teach any of us kids french so what I know I picked up during those 2 weeks visiting. I did take some french is high school and college but I don’t remember much at all. I suppose if I had to I could learn it easier now because I would start remembering it. I supposedly have some relatives living in Montreal but I only met them once back about 30 years ago.

  61. Paulette
    Paulette July 11, 2015 at 10:20 pm | | Reply

    Could it be a maple leaf?

  62. Paulette
    Paulette July 11, 2015 at 10:27 pm | | Reply

    Looking better it looks like a kite.

  63. Deborah Pearson
    Deborah Pearson July 11, 2015 at 10:44 pm | | Reply

    Looks like it could be a turtle or tortoise – or some other sea creature…then when I look another way it almost looks like a moth. Can’t decide. Thunderbird? Totem pole? Wait! Now it looks like a tree – like a pine tree! Sheesh…

  64. Elizabeth
    Elizabeth July 12, 2015 at 2:24 am | | Reply

    Watching manta rays or fish in the ocean. Flower garden. I’m stumped!

  65. jonibee
    jonibee July 12, 2015 at 6:28 am | | Reply

    Just a short note..I received the yarn and it is so pretty and soft to the touch..I shall make a scarf with it..Thank you Clare for this wonderful June prize….

  66. jonibee
    jonibee July 12, 2015 at 7:30 am | | Reply

    I think I have it..could it be the sea-turtles that have been coming ashore to lay their eggs…the reason for the recent shark attacks…

  67. Roanna
    Roanna July 12, 2015 at 9:01 am | | Reply

    Is it an Air Force jet? At an air show?

  68. bjs29
    bjs29 July 12, 2015 at 11:53 am | | Reply

    how about Christmas in July? could it be a Christmas tree?

  69. Betty
    Betty July 12, 2015 at 1:31 pm | | Reply

    Fireworks, maybe a war tank.

  70. Karen H.
    Karen H. July 12, 2015 at 3:58 pm | | Reply

    How about a venus fly trap with 3 flies above it? See, Claire, we’re getting desperate for guesses!! You really have us stumped. It might be a simple knit and purl but it’s not a simple picture. You’re really making it difficult for us but then it also makes it fun reading all our guesses too!
    How about 4 children doing an interpretive dance and throwing balls in the air??!! 🙂

  71. Sarah Bodkins
    Sarah Bodkins July 12, 2015 at 8:23 pm | | Reply

    Maybe a roller coaster like Cedar Point

    1. Sarah Bodkins
      Sarah Bodkins July 12, 2015 at 8:24 pm | | Reply

      Like AT Cedar Point I mean

  72. Sue
    Sue July 12, 2015 at 10:52 pm | | Reply

    A helicopter

  73. Sue
    Sue July 12, 2015 at 11:00 pm | | Reply

    An ultralite (plane)

  74. Sue
    Sue July 12, 2015 at 11:03 pm | | Reply

    A microlite

  75. Sue
    Sue July 12, 2015 at 11:05 pm | | Reply

    Ultralight

  76. Paulette
    Paulette July 12, 2015 at 11:30 pm | | Reply

    UFO

  77. Paulette
    Paulette July 12, 2015 at 11:31 pm | | Reply

    or flying saucer

  78. Deborah Pearson
    Deborah Pearson July 12, 2015 at 11:50 pm | | Reply

    I am going sticking with my original guess of a turtle – maybe a baby sea turtle hatching or swimming. Looks like a turtle head, part of the shell and flipper-like legs. Maybe the circles are air bubbles from it swimming…or are they more eggs???

  79. Deborah Pearson
    Deborah Pearson July 12, 2015 at 11:54 pm | | Reply

    Whoops! Typo – should say I am sticking (not I am going sticking) with my original guess of a turtle…

  80. Betty W
    Betty W July 13, 2015 at 7:40 am | | Reply

    I have to say I was going to skip this month but after reading all your guesses I just have to jump in and catch myself up. Claire must have really outdone herself once again. I’m b
    ack from a month in England, Scotland and Ireland – whew. What a great time I had. It was the trip of a life time for me and sure did pan out exactly as I expected it too. Connecting again with a long time friend across the pond was wonderful and exploring new things every day was way beyond my expectations. I fell in love with England, then Scotland, then Ireland and then England all over again. Sounds a tad fickle but still…. it really was an experience to be treasured. Good to be back though too – there is knitting to be gotten to !

  81. Heather
    Heather July 13, 2015 at 8:04 am | | Reply

    hm, I’m starting to see froggy feet. So much for my rocketship idea!

  82. Judy
    Judy July 13, 2015 at 8:18 am | | Reply

    Maybe it’s a crab as the sign for July?

  83. jonibee
    jonibee July 13, 2015 at 9:04 am | | Reply

    I’m believing either a turtle or a crab…so we’ll see down the line, as they say crab meat is sweet tasting..so that could just be also…hmmm…

  84. jonibee
    jonibee July 13, 2015 at 9:06 am | | Reply

    No matter how far we roam ..there’s no place quite like home…Welcome Back Betty!

  85. Janine
    Janine July 13, 2015 at 10:15 am | | Reply

    Hi Claire, I am new on this site. I belong to a knitting group and two of my friends shared this site with me yesterday. I was so excited to see their work and they did not know where they were going, hahahaha. So I will start the knitting and also will try to guess what the pattern is. Can’t wait to start. This is so fun.

    1. Ginette
      Ginette July 14, 2015 at 12:37 am | | Reply

      Hi Janine,

      Glad you are playing with us. Cant wait to see your disclotch, next sunday !

  86. Karen H.
    Karen H. July 13, 2015 at 4:17 pm | | Reply

    how about a seal or sea lion (I don’t know the difference)? Do they have those in North Carolina??

  87. Paulette
    Paulette July 13, 2015 at 5:32 pm | | Reply

    Welcome Janine. The more the merrier.
    Another knitting subject to talk about when we gather on Sundays.

    1. Janine
      Janine July 15, 2015 at 10:02 am | | Reply

      Thanks Paulette, so glad so talked about this site last Sunday. This is so much fun!!!

  88. Roanna
    Roanna July 13, 2015 at 5:53 pm | | Reply

    Can it be a parasail or water skiing

  89. Paulette
    Paulette July 13, 2015 at 9:08 pm | | Reply

    Eureka! It is a sea star.

  90. Paulette
    Paulette July 13, 2015 at 9:12 pm | | Reply

    Eureka! It is a sea star or starfish.

  91. Sue
    Sue July 13, 2015 at 11:15 pm | | Reply

    A beach bike

  92. Sue
    Sue July 13, 2015 at 11:20 pm | | Reply

    A boat trailer

  93. Ginette
    Ginette July 14, 2015 at 12:34 am | | Reply

    a frog

  94. Roanna
    Roanna July 14, 2015 at 7:44 am | | Reply

    Is it a sandcastle

  95. Karen H.
    Karen H. July 14, 2015 at 10:31 am | | Reply

    I’m very tired today but very happy because my new baby granddaughter was born very late last night. Hopefully I can go see her after dinner tonight and count all the fingers and toes…hahaha!! Technology is so wonderful because my son sent a picture of her right away in a text.
    No new guesses because my brain isn’t working right now but I did want to welcome Janine also!!

  96. Paulette
    Paulette July 14, 2015 at 12:21 pm | | Reply

    Congratulations to the parents and grandparents and Happy birthday to the new baby girl.

  97. Marjorie
    Marjorie July 14, 2015 at 2:18 pm | | Reply

    Karen H. Congratulations on the arrival of your new granddaughter. Welcome to all the new fans of Claire’s great site. Betty. I am so glad that you enjoyed your visit to England, Scotland and Ireland. July has been a rather hectic month so far and I am just catching up with the rows and reading every ones comments. I am wondering if it is the turtle and the snail.

  98. Marjorie
    Marjorie July 14, 2015 at 10:28 pm | | Reply

    Or should it be tortoise?

  99. jonibee
    jonibee July 15, 2015 at 5:21 am | | Reply

    Karen H..Congratulations of the new baby girl…and Welcome to Janine, I’m sure you’ll love this site and group..happy guessing!

  100. Ginette
    Ginette July 15, 2015 at 6:10 am | | Reply

    Congratulations Karen H for the new girl in your family .

  101. Deborah Pearson
    Deborah Pearson July 15, 2015 at 7:28 am | | Reply

    Maybe it is a sea turtle or tortoise swimming – and the circles are air bubbles…

  102. Janine
    Janine July 15, 2015 at 9:57 am | | Reply

    Looks like a fish!

  103. Janine
    Janine July 15, 2015 at 10:00 am | | Reply

    Just looked at it again, looks like a bird in water.

  104. Deanna
    Deanna July 15, 2015 at 10:17 am | | Reply

    Ninja Turttle

  105. Annbeth Winters
    Annbeth Winters July 15, 2015 at 5:26 pm | | Reply

    Seems to be a dragonfly or bird from a birds eye view.

  106. Marjorie
    Marjorie July 15, 2015 at 11:09 pm | | Reply

    Another thought. How about the tortoise and the hare.

  107. Paulette
    Paulette July 15, 2015 at 11:41 pm | | Reply

    Sand dollar ?

  108. Lisa
    Lisa July 16, 2015 at 6:24 am | | Reply

    Maybe a lighthouse?

  109. RJ
    RJ July 16, 2015 at 8:40 am | | Reply

    I am back for another mystery cloth. I think it is a strawberry, upside down for now.

    1. Paulette
      Paulette July 16, 2015 at 11:07 am | | Reply

      You might be right. It looks like a straberry, upside down.

  110. Karen H.
    Karen H. July 16, 2015 at 10:29 am | | Reply

    Thanks everyone for the congrats! I get to spend this afternoon with my new little one. I’m very excited. I’m still very puzzled by what this cloth is! Will we ever guess correctly?
    Claire you’ve told us that people have guessed correctly on some cloths right from the beginning but what is the longest it’s taken for someone to get the correct guess. Maybe this one???

  111. jonibee
    jonibee July 16, 2015 at 7:12 pm | | Reply

    I am going out on a limb and guess an “angel”..I’m in an angelic mood…

  112. Sue
    Sue July 16, 2015 at 10:12 pm | | Reply

    I was wondering about a barbecue grill, steamer or a smoker with three wheels

  113. Deborah Pearson
    Deborah Pearson July 16, 2015 at 10:53 pm | | Reply

    Sea turtle babies going to the sea to swim after hatching?

  114. Lisa
    Lisa July 17, 2015 at 7:06 am | | Reply

    Now I’m leaning toward a Flounder!!! Or perhaps I’m thinking of my next summer dinner…

  115. Paulette
    Paulette July 17, 2015 at 8:12 am | | Reply

    Talking about next meal : how about a big juicy tomato ?

  116. Karen H.
    Karen H. July 17, 2015 at 9:01 am | | Reply

    To me it looks like a frog or toad or a baby frog but not a tadpol. I can see a big juicy tomato too Paulette! It just depends on which way I turn it. Talk of food is making me hungry so I’d better feed myself!

  117. bjs29
    bjs29 July 17, 2015 at 9:09 am | | Reply

    How about a horseshoe crab?

  118. Roanna
    Roanna July 17, 2015 at 1:17 pm | | Reply

    How about a fire pit?

  119. Caryn
    Caryn July 17, 2015 at 2:08 pm | | Reply

    A hot air balloon!

  120. jonibee
    jonibee July 17, 2015 at 4:24 pm | | Reply

    A playful dolphin…or a manatee…they’re both playful and sweet

    1. Deanna
      Deanna August 3, 2015 at 2:26 pm | | Reply

      Hi jonibee Did you find the Aug, RMT? if so could you let me know how to find it. Thank you.

  121. Sue
    Sue July 17, 2015 at 10:23 pm | | Reply

    A hydrofoil

  122. Sue
    Sue July 17, 2015 at 10:36 pm | | Reply

    A fanboat

  123. Sue
    Sue July 17, 2015 at 10:37 pm | | Reply

    An airboat

  124. Deborah Pearson
    Deborah Pearson July 17, 2015 at 11:23 pm | | Reply

    A saltwater frog?

    1. Deborah Pearson
      Deborah Pearson July 17, 2015 at 11:29 pm | | Reply

      Per my research the following can tolerate salt water: Indian bull frog, European common frog, European marsh frog, leopard frog (of the USA), European green toad, Natterjack toad, African clawed frog, & South American marine toad, to name a few. Ya learn something every day! 😉

  125. Paulette
    Paulette July 17, 2015 at 11:27 pm | | Reply

    A pineapple ?

  126. Betty Hartley
    Betty Hartley July 17, 2015 at 11:28 pm | | Reply

    could it be a stingray? not for sure what one looks like.
    Betty H

  127. Elizabeth
    Elizabeth July 17, 2015 at 11:31 pm | | Reply

    A clam with pearls

  128. Betty W
    Betty W July 18, 2015 at 7:48 am | | Reply

    Whew – I finally caught up and… I’m thinking along the lines of guesses already made which makes me feel comfortable. I see your rocket Karen, also Jonibee’s turtle and even the angel – none of these? Really Claire?? Oh well, at least I’m in the same ball park.

    Wishing the newest members a warm welcome with the hope that you enjoy the knit as much as i do. I’ve never guessed one yet but sure like seeing the imagination in the guesses and LOVE having a completed dish cloth each month.

    Karen – big congrats ! Grand babies are such special gifts I think and for grand parents lucky enough to see them often, well, that’s a double blessing.

  129. jonibee
    jonibee July 18, 2015 at 8:43 am | | Reply

    I’m thinking it could be a sweet fruit like peaches, paw-paw, passion fruit or sassafras that is used in a tea…that may be grown in either SC or NC..I think the clue of the SE part of each state threw us off to thinking about the ocean..

  130. Annbeth Winters
    Annbeth Winters July 18, 2015 at 1:45 pm | | Reply

    could it be a glider plane or maybe the Dinosaur bird( terradoctyle) ? Something like that.It is amazing Claire how you keep us guessing.Thank you for the beautiful yarn.It arrived today. Loving all the replies and all remarks from everyone.
    Annbeth

  131. Kathleen
    Kathleen July 18, 2015 at 1:46 pm | | Reply

    I had surgery on my left hand on 6/30 so knitting is not an option for a while. But I love the monthly dish cloth adventure, so I have been typing out the pattern on the computer. And I have absolutely no clue what this will turn out to be!

  132. Janet
    Janet July 18, 2015 at 9:25 pm | | Reply

    A penguin

  133. Deborah Pearson
    Deborah Pearson July 18, 2015 at 11:13 pm | | Reply

    If not some sort of turtle, maybe an aquatic frog of some sort or a bullfrog.

  134. Paulette
    Paulette July 18, 2015 at 11:16 pm | | Reply

    Owl

  135. Brenda
    Brenda July 18, 2015 at 11:28 pm | | Reply

    I can’t believe I might be actually knitting this, but it looks like a bug to me, like a tick, or cicada, or even a flea!

  136. Janine
    Janine July 18, 2015 at 11:32 pm | | Reply

    A donkey.

  137. Roanna
    Roanna July 19, 2015 at 10:24 am | | Reply

    is it a woman/girl in a cotillion dress?

  138. Gayle
    Gayle July 19, 2015 at 12:26 pm | | Reply

    is it a crab, zodiac sign for July

  139. bjs29
    bjs29 July 19, 2015 at 12:42 pm | | Reply

    maybe a lobster?

  140. Janet Watson
    Janet Watson July 19, 2015 at 4:29 pm | | Reply

    I guess I’m thinking a Sea Turtle.

  141. Nancy
    Nancy July 19, 2015 at 10:31 pm | | Reply

    It looks like a lotus blossom!

  142. Sue
    Sue July 19, 2015 at 10:38 pm | | Reply

    A dodgem car

  143. Sue
    Sue July 19, 2015 at 10:39 pm | | Reply

    A mosquito or a fly

  144. Paulette
    Paulette July 19, 2015 at 10:40 pm | | Reply

    Nenuphar

  145. Ginette
    Ginette July 19, 2015 at 11:50 pm | | Reply

    A tea pot

  146. jonibee
    jonibee July 20, 2015 at 7:07 am | | Reply

    A whimsical guess it almost looks like an elephant .. looking for peanuts..(wrong state) ha…

  147. Janine
    Janine July 20, 2015 at 7:41 am | | Reply

    Hummm could it be a kite?

  148. rvarsava
    rvarsava July 20, 2015 at 11:39 am | | Reply

    My guess is an eagle

  149. Rita Curran
    Rita Curran July 20, 2015 at 1:34 pm | | Reply

    an owl

  150. Elizabeth
    Elizabeth July 20, 2015 at 3:20 pm | | Reply

    How about a strawberry with blueberries across the top? Both are NC state berries.

  151. Nancy
    Nancy July 20, 2015 at 10:45 pm | | Reply

    It’s a frog!

  152. Paulette
    Paulette July 20, 2015 at 11:14 pm | | Reply

    A frog

  153. RJ
    RJ July 21, 2015 at 6:49 am | | Reply

    I agree…a frog.

  154. jonibee
    jonibee July 21, 2015 at 7:15 am | | Reply

    A beach cabana..I can’t believe all the things that I have thought it resembles on this cloth..very perplexing…but fun to look forward for the next days clue….

  155. Heather
    Heather July 21, 2015 at 8:46 am | | Reply

    and he’s grinning ear to ear at us
    (to think my first thought was a rocket – love to see him jump!)

    very fitting as we have a toad living just outside our door and we say hello to him every time we head to the car and he’s enjoying the porch. 😉

  156. Angela Chapman
    Angela Chapman July 21, 2015 at 3:22 pm | | Reply

    I’m guessing this is a Liberty Bell.

  157. Karen H.
    Karen H. July 21, 2015 at 5:47 pm | | Reply

    How about a rabbit or bunny? Or a chipmunk? The 3 dots on the bottom puzzle me but if it’s a chipmunk those could be nuts.

  158. Karen H.
    Karen H. July 21, 2015 at 6:23 pm | | Reply

    or even a squirrel?

  159. Sarah Bodkins
    Sarah Bodkins July 21, 2015 at 6:25 pm | | Reply

    A hot air balloon?

  160. Karen H.
    Karen H. July 21, 2015 at 6:25 pm | | Reply

    or a cat with 3 balls of yarn?

  161. Sarah Bodkins
    Sarah Bodkins July 21, 2015 at 6:25 pm | | Reply

    An Edison lightbulb?

  162. Paulette
    Paulette July 21, 2015 at 10:34 pm | | Reply

    A baseball mitt ?

  163. Deborah Pearson
    Deborah Pearson July 21, 2015 at 10:52 pm | | Reply

    A frog with egg clutch…

  164. Paulette
    Paulette July 22, 2015 at 5:31 pm | | Reply

    The three balls/bubbles/dots puzzle me a lot no matter if I look at them upright or upside down. What are they ? Two of them are not connected. Strange!

  165. Sue
    Sue July 22, 2015 at 11:06 pm | | Reply

    A duck bus

  166. Annbeth Winters
    Annbeth Winters July 23, 2015 at 6:13 am | | Reply

    how about a manta ray?
    annbeth

  167. Betty W
    Betty W July 23, 2015 at 6:18 am | | Reply

    Ok – I finally got it !! Yea ! At least I think I have it. I’ve turned it around, upside down, sideways – in both directions and it finally popped out at me. Whew… Claire this was reeeealy a great design . In my eyes it’s traveled from a flower, to candles on a table, to a rocket to the liberty bell, to the fat lady at the circus to… a frog ! (knock knock) – tis a shame the person who will get this cloth can’t possibly have the same pleasure of it’s knitting that I’ve had. This one will definitely be a second and third knit – one for my Texan, Emily, and one for me ! Thanks Claire There are several rows to go but I’m going out on a … lily … it’s going to stay a frog.

  168. jonibee
    jonibee July 23, 2015 at 7:07 am | | Reply

    I agree it definately looks like a frog especially the legs..a smiling one too…This month was a real guessing game for me…

  169. Lisa
    Lisa July 23, 2015 at 7:09 am | | Reply

    How about a lion? The circus sometimes comes in the summer…

  170. Karen H.
    Karen H. July 23, 2015 at 9:26 am | | Reply

    Boy, Claire, this month should have given you enough ideas with our guesses to last years! I also agree, a frog.

  171. Janine
    Janine July 23, 2015 at 11:37 am | | Reply

    Looks like a bat flying!

  172. jonibee
    jonibee July 23, 2015 at 1:38 pm | | Reply

    I had to look up the difference between a frog and a toad..the frog has longer legs to leap and a toad usually walks..plus a toad has venomous glands..ugh….A frog likes dampness and a toad likes it dry…atleast I got some info about amphibians…

  173. Karen H.
    Karen H. July 23, 2015 at 2:02 pm | | Reply

    I think it’s nice that we not only get a lot of fun knitting these cloths but we get an education out of it too! I didn’t know that about the frogs and toads. Thanks, Jonibee! Each month we seem to get some kind of trivia related to our cloths. I still would like to know what those 3 dots are on the bottom.

    1. Janine
      Janine July 23, 2015 at 3:05 pm | | Reply

      I think it is a trick for us to guess what they are. I think they are a decoration. We might have a sneaky teacher (hihi). Guess we will have to wait for the big result.

  174. Roberta
    Roberta July 23, 2015 at 4:33 pm | | Reply

    It’s a big fat frog with a smile on its face.

  175. Roanna
    Roanna July 23, 2015 at 8:56 pm | | Reply

    A bullfrog

  176. Ginette
    Ginette July 23, 2015 at 9:20 pm | | Reply

    I maintain my first impression that it is a frog smiling at us !

  177. Paulette
    Paulette July 23, 2015 at 11:00 pm | | Reply

    This frog is not only smiling at us Ginette, he is laughing at us.

  178. Sarah Bodkins
    Sarah Bodkins July 24, 2015 at 1:52 am | | Reply

    A lotus flower?

  179. Sarah Bodkins
    Sarah Bodkins July 24, 2015 at 9:25 am | | Reply

    A frog sitting on a lily pad

  180. Janine
    Janine July 24, 2015 at 10:58 am | | Reply

    Hope we get all the other rows once we know who the famous knitter is.

  181. Sue
    Sue July 24, 2015 at 10:01 pm | | Reply

    Didn’t Ginette guess it first?

    1. Janine
      Janine July 24, 2015 at 10:42 pm | | Reply

      Sue, I agree with you.

  182. Marjorie
    Marjorie July 24, 2015 at 10:12 pm | | Reply

    Nancy, Congratulations! I am sure that you will enjoy the beautiful bag. Claire I hope that you and your family have a wonderful vacation. You deserve it and I hope that you all have a wonderful time. I look forward to August 2.

  183. Janine
    Janine July 24, 2015 at 10:40 pm | | Reply

    Frog was mentioned first on July 14 by Ginette:
    Ginette
    July 14, 2015 at 12:34 am | Permalink | Reply
    a frog

    As for Nancy, she mentioned frog on:
    Nancy
    July 20, 2015 at 10:45 pm | Permalink | Reply
    It’s a frog!

    I think the prize should be awarded to Ginette since she guessed it first.

  184. Paulette
    Paulette July 24, 2015 at 10:43 pm | | Reply

    I thought Ginette said it on the 14.

  185. Ginette
    Ginette July 24, 2015 at 11:15 pm | | Reply

    Yes, I also thought that I was the first one ,on july the 14, guessing that it was a frog.

  186. Betty W
    Betty W July 25, 2015 at 12:53 am | | Reply

    Yep – you guys are correct… it was Ginette on the 14th. Claire was enduring a horrible migraine last night and I’m sure her eyes weren’t working up to par. She still had the headache today in the shop and is probably catching up on some needed sleep tonight but I’m sure she will correct the error. Congratulations Ginette and to everyone who saw the frog before me – I’m just thankful it popped out for me before we reached row 60 !

  187. Paulette
    Paulette July 25, 2015 at 1:04 am | | Reply

    Claire, have a safe and nice vacation with your family. We’ll see you on August 2nd.
    Have fun !

  188. jonibee
    jonibee July 25, 2015 at 6:33 am | | Reply

    I too thought that Ginette had won and was surprised..perhaps when the winner is chosen the date of the correct guess should be also shown…Congratulations to Ginette…Claire have a nice vacation with your family..a well deserved one.

  189. Karen H.
    Karen H. July 25, 2015 at 8:48 am | | Reply

    Whoever won I send my congratulations to! That’s a wonderful looking bag especially for a knitter that goes places with their crafts. Claire have a great trip and hope the weather cooperates! Everyone else, this was a real cliff hanger trying to figure out what the picture was. great fun and glad to share the month with each of you!

  190. Annbeth Winters
    Annbeth Winters July 26, 2015 at 8:09 am | | Reply

    Congratulations to the 2 lucky winners.It is so much fun to be a winner .Enjoy your beautiful knitting bags.Keep those bags busy and make beautiful things. Care have a wonderful vacation with your family.There is nothing better.
    Annbeth

  191. Marjorie Olah
    Marjorie Olah July 26, 2015 at 10:05 pm | | Reply

    Congratulations, Ginette I am sure that you will enjoy the beautiful bag. Claire has do many of us hooked onto the monthly riddle that it is easy to see how she got confused. I hope that she has a good vacation and look forward to next month and every ones comments.

  192. Ginette
    Ginette July 29, 2015 at 11:49 pm | | Reply

    I am very happy to be the winner of this knitting-along. This is my first participation here; so It’s beginner’s luck !
    I have just completed the disclotch and it is really a pretty smilling frog.
    I am happy to win such a nice handmade knitting bag from Miranda.
    I am glad to share this special prize with Nancy.
    Thank you so much Claire for being such a nice and generous person.

  193. Helen
    Helen August 1, 2015 at 12:37 pm | | Reply

    Hi, is there a picture any place of the dishcloth KAL’s after completed?? thank you for any help you could give me.

  194. Paulette
    Paulette August 1, 2015 at 2:09 pm | | Reply

    You can go on Ravelry and look for one of us. I create a project’s page for everything I knit or crochet and where you can see the final result of this KAL.
    Paulette’s nickname: mamiepooh

  195. jonibee
    jonibee August 3, 2015 at 10:41 am | | Reply

    Where is the August RMT?

  196. Deanna
    Deanna August 3, 2015 at 2:18 pm | | Reply

    What jonibee said

  197. bjs29
    bjs29 August 3, 2015 at 2:39 pm | | Reply

    been wondering the same thing..keep coming on to look..hope everything is OK with Claire..

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