16 March 2010

Today's Mixed Bag

I went into the spare bedroom (aka yarn warehouse) to look for some yarn that I had bought at Dollar Tree a while back.  I got a bit side-tracked in my search when I found a couple dishcloths I had made and just needed to weave in the loose ends.  I quickly did that and took some pictures to post here for you.  So here they are...
I remember doing this from a pattern in a book I have.  I can't remember what book it was though! I really like to post the source of patterns I use so that my readers and I have a reference to it.

This dishcloth is alternating rows of single crochet and double crochet.  The edging is a picot edging.
We have a small pond in the back yard that is stocked with goldfish.  Every spring we give it a thorough cleaning and water change. It is usually filled with all sorts of debris such as leaves and small twigs.  It has been a big chore to clean out.  My dh came up with a good idea to make this job easier.  He built a frame out of 2x4 wood and covered it with screen material that I was able to get cheap when it was marked down last fall.  He put the cover over the pond last fall and just recently removed it.  Now,the pond's spring cleaning has been simplified!
Here are the fish happily swimming in the clean pond a few years ago.  The fish are much bigger now.  Here is  an idea if koi are too expensive for your pond budget...we used feeder fish that I got 8 for a dollar at a local pet store!
Another view of the pond.  The white rock is a piece of coral we brought back from Hawaii when we were stationed there.
Here is the cover dh made for the pond. 


  1. I love the pond with the fish and fountain! And isn't your DH a smarty pants with that screen idea? My hubby is always coming up with that kind of stuff too. He says he's an "idea man."

    Love the dishcloths too!

  2. Thank you Pam! The fish are much larger now, we joke about having them for dinner! Aren't talented husbands great?

  3. I loved your dishclothes and I so loved seeing pics of your fish pond it is just so beautiful, I wish I could have something like that, I really liked the screen idea, my step mother used to have two fish ponds but she isnt able to keep them up anymore I bet she would have loved that idea back then, thanks for sharing :o)

  4. The pond is kinda green now. It needs it's spring cleaning. We got the rocks and the liner from a friend who didn't want her pond any more. All we had to buy was the pump. Son #2 and dh did the digging. We've had the pond for several years now and I never get tired of watching the fish in it.


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