* desperation-crafting knit scrubbie

Posted on January 24th, 2011 by maitreya. Filed under Knitting.

Last summer we spend the 4th of July at our friends’ wonderful beach house on the Oregon coast.  It was great.  There was a charming small-town parade that went right by the house, fireworks on the beach, boardgames, no cell phone service, a library with resident cats, and good food.  One thing there wasn’t was crafting.  I forgot to bring a project to work on!  Even on vacation, I get antsy if I’m not doing something, so I went wandering the shops to find something to use.  At the grocery store, I found jute kitchen twine and remembered 3191’s knit scrubbie.  But what to do for knitting needles?  In another aisle, they had thick stubby wood skewers.  Surprisingly, they worked quite well.  I wrapped a rubber band around each end a bunch of times to keep everything from sliding off.


I’m only just now posting it because I just found it unfinished, still on the “needles,” while looking for something else in the craft room. (The craft room looks like a tornado hit it.  I’ve been cleaning it up a bit at a time for days.)  I just had to bind off.  I stuffed it with wool roving, crocheted the edges closed, and added a chain stitch loop.  I used the wool since that’s what 3191 recommended, but just as I was finishing it up, it occurred to me that a scrubbie will be used under conditions of hot water and soap.  That is a recipe for felting.  Hmm.  Well, I can always unstitch the seam and restuff it later.


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