I was happy to "waste" my Saturday off working to help them. I gave the best constructive criticisms I could and I was liberal with the (well deserved) praise.
Now the "knots":
I had about an hour break time between sessions at one point. So I made a little trip to a craft store that was nearby and got some cotton yarn. I had made my previous dishcloths with acrylic yarn because that was what I had. I was so happy when I went in and this cotton yarn was on sale at almost half price.
After I got home from judging I sat down to relax and grabbed the yarn and the smaller hook I had bought and made a lot of "knots" which is more commonly called "crochet"
Here is how it turned out:
I put the yarn label in the picture for you to see the brand. The fine print says that the color is "Tuscany." I love the warm and cool color mixture that leans toward warm. I got a variegated yarn because I feel that it is more fun AND less straining on the eyes than staring at one color. I love the way this worked up into a pattern. Each color is seen distinctly and blended with the others. The dark purple and the aqua seem to almost form chains of color. It is almost too pretty to be a dishcloth. But wait - it will make a menial chore more enjoyable.
Someone asked to see the convergence piecing. I did take a picture but it is on a different computer. I promise to post it later. Maybe I will have the change I have decided to make to it done by then and you can see it both ways. I really enjoyed Ricky Tims book and method. I am sure I will do more of the convergence quilting.
Have a great "rest of the weekend!"