Friday, October 2, 2015

Five on Friday: 5 from 1

My husband asked me to go for an early morning ride with him so he could check on some things in his warehouse.  Located in the industrial area, it's not exactly a pretty spot, so it's always nice to spy a bit of green.  After he did what he needed to do, we stopped for chapati and chai which gave me a chance to start a dishcloth with some cotton yarn gifted to me this summer by my good friend Val at YarniGras.  And on the way home, we stopped at the souq to buy a clay bowl to hold water for the kitty we feed downstairs plus I picked up several baskets just because.

I spotted this dirty car window art as we were driving along and made my husband turn around and go back so I could get a picture of it.  
 Since our morning outing, I managed to completely use up that skein of yarn.
 Two dishcloths, two pumpkin coasters and a teeny pumpkin motif is the result.  That little strand on the right is all that was left.  Pretty darn good use of yarn I'd say.

Happy October!

32 comments:

Linda said...

That's so funny about the art on the car window but kind of cool too. That's a whole lot of dirt! ;)

It's once again in the 40s here this morning, way way too cold, too early for this. Apparently we're way under normal temps again. Hopefully things will warm up a bit here sometime in October. At least we have pretty, clear blue skies again though along with the brutally cold wind.

Heading off on a weekend adventure here, yet again - off to Indiana in the P. to visit with friends. It seems that every weekend is full of plans - nothing productive gets done, but that's okay because we're having fun together.

Have a nice weekend,
Linda

mamasmercantile said...

Now that is an impressive use of yarn, I love the pumpkin coasters, a real delight.

Rostrose said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmm, chapati and chai - i like both, dearest Tammy!
The dirty car is great - did you draw the face on the window?
And your pumpkins look so cute :o)
Lots of hugs, my dear,
Traude
http://rostrose.blogspot.co.at/2015/10/keine-grauen-mause-in-hamburg-teil-1.html

Diane said...

You're a busy girl. Your peaches and cream yarn is perfect for October. Have a great weekend.

Betsy said...

I would say that is a very good use of one skein of yarn. Such an itty bitty piece leftover. Goodness, that car is really dirty. You must have had another dust storm? I would love to visit a souk. When I see pictures, they remind me of a big outdoor/indoor flea market. I hope your weekend is a lovely one Tammy.
Blessings,
Betsy

Vicki Boster said...

Tammy-- I love that peaches and cream yarn- it's a delight to knit with. Your pumpkin coasters are the perfect use for that gorgeous orange color. You can whip out more pretties in less time than anyone I know!!
Love
Vicki

Mascha said...

Very nice things, I like the Arabian writing.
In the first photo is a beautiful light.
Greetings from Germany

Teresa Kasner said...

You really amaze me with how prolific of a crocheter you are. I love your last makes. Will you show us the baskets you got? I'm such a basket nut. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

September Violets said...

Love the crocheted pumpkins and dishcloths! Makes me want to head right to the store and buy orange yarn! I'm glad your husband turned around for the dirty window art ;) Mine would have raised the eyebrow and kept right on going. Have a great weekend Tammy.
Wendy

Amy at love made my home said...

Wow, that was a very dirty car! Much nicer way to point it out than by writing wash me or something! The things you crocheted are so great and just perfect for autumn, I love the tiny little pumpkin best of all. Thank you for joining Five On Friday. I hope that you are having a great weekend! xx

Gracie Saylor said...

You really did make good use of your cheery yarn, Tammy, and you are inspiring me to get some crocheting done :) Happy Weekend! xx

Mac n' Janet said...

Love the pumpkin crocheting, I have some leftover orange yarn and may try some.

Kim Andersen said...

I love the car window! And your orange yarn went a long way in making super cute stuff :)

Laurie said...

Gracious dow, you're a fast crocheter. Cute pumpkin coasters!

kathy b said...

Tammy all of your work is so pretty for fall!

Linda said...

Love your orange creations Tammy.

Linda

Lorrie said...

Chai and chapati sound like a great snack! Your crochet makes are so great. Love the color for this season!

Alessandra Poggiagliolmi said...

I have the same orange cotton somewhere in my yarn stash….bought when we were still in Indonesia!!!!
xxxxx Ale

Chickpea said...

I would love to go to the souk it looks full of things I would love. Wow, I'm impressed with how quickly you get things done, just the dishcloth would take me ages :)

Lisa from @intotheglade said...

That is very good use of yarn indeed, the pumpkins are gorgeous. The car drawing is pretty cool, it beats the jokes your find on dirty British cars ha! A great five Tammy. Have a lovely weekend xx

Chris said...

Omgosh that screen, so funny... love the crochet work.

handmade by amalia said...

Very good use of yarn. Love the color.
Amalia
xo

Mini said...

Lovely coasters..perfect for fall. Chai chapatti that's a common breakfast in many Indian families. That drawing on the cars is funny.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,
Lovely photos of a special morning, despite the heavy dusted car window...
Happy Birthday to you eldest!
Hugs,
Mariette

Melanie said...

Love the color of that yarn. So rich and colorful. Mmm, love chai tea, too!

Chel @ Sweetbriar Dreams said...

What a beautiful little shop for the clay bowl. Such lovely colours and rustic feel. I had to smile at the car window, it's more original than 'clean me!'. Have a great weekend xx

Mereknits said...

Well done on the use of that pretty yarn. I hope you put that wee speck that was left out on the balcony for the birds.
Hugs,
Meredith

Bronwyn McConvey said...

Wow! You're a whiz at not having any leftovers when you are done a project! And all in one outing? I am impressed. My students bring Chapatti to school daily for lunch. One of the boys eats it with cinnamon and sugar everyday and I have to say, I'm a little bit jealous!

Kit said...

That color orange is so pretty! Love it. Kit

Carrie B. said...

Such fun shots Tammy!
I'm so impressed with how you used up that yarn so perfectly! The pieces are adorable. ;)
Happy weekend Hon! Xo

Terra said...

Your orange yarn is a sparky color that is ideal for autumn, and I like those baskets.

Quinn said...

Wow, Tammy - excellent use of yarn! I especially love your pumpkin coasters. And it made me smile to see that very familiar ballband in such exotic (to me) surroundings.
And now I am craving freshly-made chapati!

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