Big Rig cloth – finished!


Big Rig cloth – finished!

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Yet another dishcloth.

I made this as a sort of joke gift for my boyfriend. We often joke about the old ITT Technical Institute ads from the 80s and early 90s, where this big-voiced narrator screams at you that “YOU need a JOB!” and at the end, there’s a dude with a semi that says “See that Big Rig? I’m driving it!!”

For some reason, this makes us LOL. So, I stitched one up.

I’m a bit disappointed in the pattern, however. I got it off a free pattern site, so I guess you get what you pay for, but I don’t think the shape of the big rig shows up very well. The picture on the website I got it from says “Image is slightly different from pattern.” Um, yeah. That’s definitely true.

Maybe next time I’ll try to do it in two colors to highlight the pattern. My friend MartiniVixen was trying to explain this to me last night — I might experiment a bit to see if I get better results.

Published by Beth

I currently reside in Pittsburgh, having moved here in May 2008. I live with my husband Fred and life is really awesome. In the past few years I have completely changed my life (and I couldn't do it without support from family and friends). I now work as a writer and editor, and my favorite topics to write about are how to live a more positive life, book reviews, and sharing my crafts. Welcome!

3 thoughts on “Big Rig cloth – finished!

  1. “Image is slightly different…” is one of my biggest pet peeves! Some of the free xstitch patterns out there give you BLOBS instead of the cute picture represented. (E.g.: this was designed by my friend Kathleen, and what you see is exactly what you’ll get. She also did one of this – which, unlike the pattern here, actually looks JUST like the artwork. I *hate* when people post a picture of “what it looks like” that isn’t!!

    Whups, sorry for the rant. That’s one of those things that just drive me nuts!

  2. @Annette: LOL! Welp, with that commission for dishcloths I just got, I had to queue up some more patterns… 🙂

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