“…Make it do, or Do without.” Ah, how many times were those words repeated throught my childhood? It’s impossible to say at this point, of course, but one thing’s for sure – it’s stuck in my head but good.
It’s in that spirit that I’ve embarked on my next project. (What? I’m still Christmas Knitting. It’s just that round after interminable round of 2×2 ribbing has gotten a bit…wearing.) You see, Greg got me one of these last week:
Which is great fun. But excuse me, disposable mop heads? What, am I nuts? All it is is a vaguely scrubby, absorbent pad that sticks to the head. I think we can do better than that. An inquiry on the Knittyboard yielded several results, but I was most intrigued by this one. Careful inspection of the images will show that the cover is simply a knitted rectangle with the ends folded over and seamed to create little pockets to hold it on. Easy enough! I grabbed some cotton from something I frogged (what? Turns out I’m not a sarong person…although I wore it a few times, and washed it. Pre-shrunk cotton, woo!) and because I just didn’t feel like messing with a new pattern, I’m making my own version. In garter stitch. What? No one avoids garter stitch dishcloths because they’re ineffective. They’re just, you know, dead boring. Hrm. Ribbing – garter stitch. Ribbing – garter stitch. You know, I’m getting the urge to go crochet something. O_o