Tuesday, December 9, 2014

DIY Scrubbies

My inaugural post should be something hilariously housewife-ish. I recently learned to knit, and I'm obsessed with it. I've been making all manner of rectangular things. I think, unfortunately, that we have had our fill of scarves. I decided to branch out into slightly more...practical projects.

We use a lot of cast iron pans around here (well, really just the two. We use the hell out of them though.) The best way to clean them is hot water + a scrubber. Soap ruins the cure, and the cure is what makes cast iron magical. Since I have pwnd the knitting of rectangles and squares, I decided to look up some patterns.

They are all pretty similar, when it comes to the how of it. Cast on x number of stitches, knit until you get your desired size, bind off, scrub things. Hooray! Pinterest is a great place for these sorts of things, btw. Everyone and their sister has a pattern for the "best dish scrubbie EVAR". You don't have to be fancy...just knit for a while.

Some cotton yarn (I used Sugar&Cream Yarn in red)
black tulle (from Walmart. It was $1.37yd)
knitting needles (I used 5.5mm and 6.5mm, it just depends on how stiff you want your scrub and how fast you want to be working)
darning needle

How To
Take your tulle and cut it into strips, whichever way you want to. You'll have to join them somehow to make a single strip...I'm lazy and tied knots. It works.

Cast on, say, 20 stitches. Or more. Or less. I won't judge.

Knit until you have something resembling a square. Or a rectangle. 

Bind off and weave in the ends. 

Scrub all the things.

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