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Ragtime at Nine

The ninth box to complete the race for Glory arrived today!

in the mail box

Ragtime Knitters!

The last leg of the race, knit by Lila, resulted in a great stripey dish rag! As well as a bunch of Tootsie Rolls! I love tootsie rolls.

on the coffee table

Stripes!

There’s another little treat that fit perfectly into the box: a Sugar’n Cream pattern booklet! How appropriate is that? It has patterns for non-dish cloth kitchen things! How cute is this basket?

book image

The title is “Eco-Kitchen.” You know you want a basket.

You should see the little round baskets and leaf scrubbies! Thanks so much, Lila, I know what to do with my enormous stash of Sugar’n Cream!

Ragtime Knitters and Team Captain Deb, congratulations on your Dish Rag Tag Glory!

Two teams to go – and both have tagged me! Will the race have a photo finish this year? I don’t think that has ever happened.

Revenge of Dish Rag Tag Final Standings
Doggone Dishrag Addicts 10/15/2010
Five Alarm Fire 10/18/2010
Faster Than Ewe 10/19/2010
X-treme Rag Taggers 10/20/2010
Cable 4 in Front 10/23/2010
Alterknits 10/25/2010
Dishrag Divas 10/25/2010
Purl Power 10/27/2010
Ragtime Knitters 10/30/2010

Knitting Halloween

black cat adn pumpkin

The cat was a special request. The cat was lonely, thus the pumpkin.

The little jack-o-lantern isn’t made from this pattern. But it was a direct inspiration (I didn’t want to get up and disturb the cat just to get the laptop so it’s really a ‘recreation’). Want to make your own pumpkins? Click one more time to get to Natural Suburbia. While you’re there, take a look at her little garter stitch bats. And when Halloween is over, there are ladybugs and flowers to keep you occupied.

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Yoink!

Purl Power Claims Eight

And here they are

in the mail box

Purl Power!

Eboni filled the box with blues blues blues and green! It’s like the beach in here.

dish cloth

pretty pretty pretty

And beautiful stitchmarkers! Love the flowers! Love how well they match the coffee table!

flowery markers

She’s got an Etsy Shop. You can get your own!

There’s more! The Purl Power team members sent me

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RECIPES!!!

You know me so well. I can’t wait to try these out! Thank you so much – this was such a wonderful idea. I wonder what’s for dinner… *flip flip flip*

Congratulations, Purl Power and Team Captain Jennifer! Dish Rag Tag Glory is yours.

Revenge of Dish Rag Tag Final Standings
Doggone Dishrag Addicts 10/15/2010
Five Alarm Fire 10/18/2010
Faster Than Ewe 10/19/2010
X-treme Rag Taggers 10/20/2010
Cable 4 in Front 10/23/2010
Alterknits 10/25/2010
Dishrag Divas 10/25/2010
Purl Power 10/27/2010

DRT: Weekly Roundup #7

stack of boxes

So many stamps!

While I’m wrapping up the prizes, please enjoy some Dish Rag Tag Trivia brought to you by Dish Rag Tag’s Official Record Keeper, Amanda!

Did you know – there are only 2 names that have been repeated in the 4 years and 73 teams in DRT?

Sweet 16 – 2007 & 2008
Dish Rag Divas – it’s a sweep! 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Amanda has also calculated the average knitting/shipping times per knitter over the entire race (day counts include post office holidays and weekends, and knitter counts include me)!

2010’s winners:
Doggone Dishrag Addicts 9/2/2010 (Fri) to 10/15/2010 (Fri) 44 days/ 13 knitters = 3.38 days per knitter

2009’s winners:
Needling Ninjas 8/28/2009 (Fri) to 9/30/2009 (Wed)
34 total days/11 knitters = 3.09 days per knitter

2008’s winners:
Deuces Wild 8/15/2008 (Fri) to 9/24/2008 (Wed)
41 total days/13 knitters = 3.15 days per knitter

2007’s winners:
Hip-Knit-Tised 8/1/2007 (Wed) to 9/5/2007 (Wed)
36 days/11 knitters = 3.27 days per knitter

Speedy speedy knitting!

There are still four boxes out and about (although I expect one in the mailbox today)! What is your personal days per dishrag? Share with us in the comments.

Sixth and Seventh Return

Two boxes today!

in the box

First in is the one on the bottom.

The sixth box to achieve Dish Rag Tag Glory belongs to the Alterknits! This is the surprise Team 11 made up entirely of volunteers for emergency alternate knitter. Captained by Roz, this team made the most of their unexpected opportunity to race!

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PEANUTS!

Mary Caroline writes that she uses the Micky Mouse paper clips as markers! I can’t wait to try it (I bet they make great necklace charms too)! If I saw it in August, the dish cloth would immediately make me want watermelon. In October, it makes me think of Christmas trees. Funny how that works. I think it looks great with the socks too! Ellie had a great time opening her present too:

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Bat bowl! She immediately filled it with the m&ms. (Brown for me today.)

Thank you so much from both of us, Mary Caroline! My parents live down the road from you – they’ve got a golf cart. Congratulations to the Alternates! I am so glad you got to compete!

The seventh team to place in the race belongs to the Dishrag Divas! Let me tell you with no reservations, Sara knits a beautiful dish rag.

simple elegance

Too pretty for scrubbing.

In the cream, the pattern is simple and elegant with Sara’s perfect stitches – it should be a bedspread square. Excellent finish! Congratulations, Team Captain Meg! Congratulations, Dishrag Divas! Thank you so much, Sara!

I’ve been tagged again! With just four boxes still in play, will this be the fastest completed race on record?

Revenge of Dish Rag Tag Final Standings
Doggone Dishrag Addicts 10/15/2010
Five Alarm Fire 10/18/2010
Faster Than Ewe 10/19/2010
X-treme Rag Taggers 10/20/2010
Cable 4 in Front 10/23/2010
Alterknits 10/25/2010
Dishrag Divas 10/25/2010