Tuesday, November 6, 2012
I've been knitting these little tribbles (very appropriately named, I might add, as they really do seem to multiply!) out of scrap cotton yarn. I'll be using them mostly as kitchen sponges, but I'm also thinking about giving some as gifts. Although, I have to say, there are those in my life who are likely not excited about the prospect of a knitted sponge. Perhaps these cuties will convert them.
For about a year now, I've replaced store-bought sponges with knitted cloths and for the most part have been happy with it. Mine were looking really raggedy though, and this new pattern seems better than the flat cloths for dishes. I use steel wool for tough cleaning, but I've read about some people knitting in strips of tulle or onion bag material to make these more of a scrubbie. I might give that a try, too!
If you give them a go, I found this tutorial very helpful for the finishing, which didn't quite make sense to me at first. They really are a fun and quick (this coming from a very slow knitter, mind you) project. Now I best be getting to that pile of dishes multiplying in my sink!