Makin’ It Look Easy

“Whatcha working on now?” The Man asked me the other day.

“A dishcloth,” I replied. “We are really hurting for new ones.”

“You’re tellin’ me,” he said. “You need to make about a dozen of those!”

“Well,” I said, thinking of the spinning that I would rather be doing, “Let’s just start with one, for now.”

He went off to work and I turned on Sesame Street to keep the Littles entertained while I worked on my dishcloth.

Later that evening, after a long day of homeschooling, housework, cooking, bread baking, and all the myriad other things that I do during the day, I sat down to continue working on my little square of garter stitch. The Man came in from work, looked at my knitting and asked me, “what number are you on?”

“Huh?” I responded.

“How many dishcloths did you get done today?” he clarified.

“This is still my first one,” I answered.

“What have you been doing all day?” he was shocked. “I thought you were going to make a bunch of those.”


There was a time when my mad knitting skills had him awestruck. He didn’t know how I managed to do it. He thought I was amazing.

Now he expects my awesomeness to produce a dozen dishrags in a day!

I guess I make it look too easy.

Dishrag in cotton thread. Details on Ravelry project page, here.

By the way, dishrags are easy. They are also incredibly boring. So every row or so, I take a break and spin something or play with a kid or scrub the floor with a toothbrush… You know, anything to break up the monotony. But I could never whip out 12 in a day, even if I tried. Maybe five. But my brain would be jello at the end!



4 thoughts on “Makin’ It Look Easy

  1. This post was hilarious to me. You did make it look too easy apparently. My nieces and nephews are like that. They make ridiculous request thinking I can whip up something at the drop of a hat/they think I can make anything. (which can be a great ego booster). The latest ridiculous request was a bike made of yarn. Yup that’s family for you.

  2. Always a bad plan to ask a mama what she’s been doing all day! 😉
    I once told my father-in-law that it took me about three days to knit a hat or a pair of mittens (you know, because sometimes I have to do things like scrub the floor with a toothbrush), and his jaw about hit the floor. Apparently three days is a really long time to spend on one project. 😉

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