Tuesday, August 08, 2006

 

Mason Dixon KAL

What Warshrags?

Sorry to confess that I don't use dishcloths, I use those throw-away supermarket sponges. So why am I feverishly knitting ballband dishcloths? Well, I really don't know and need to find a use for them because they are accumulating pretty fast. One attempted use is to sew (loosely) 2 together (you know, the positive/negative pairs) to use as a potholder. So far have only done the sewing, will have to try washing and pot-holding to test them but they seem to have the necessary thickness to protect hands and tables. I will try to post some photos when the experiment terminates!

Ruth

Comments:
I don't use mine as dishcloths! I use them in the shower. They feel so much better than any washcloth you could buy in the store.
 
I agree with shower use. They are soft and rough enough to stand in for a loofah or net pouf. And they are so pretty!
 
I use them as quick-painless-cheap gifts. I find cool soaps at places like Body Shop or Bath & Body Works (they're in pretty much every mall) or Cost Plus, and wrap the bar with a warshrag.
Instant hit.
 
I too agree with the shower use. It's the best warshcloth I've ever used and it's quick to dry
 
i use them as wiping-stuff-up-rags in my kitchen. as a stand-in for paper towels (well, i try). after you wash them once they become more absorbent, it's great. you can just rinse them in your sink, wring them out, and hang them on a towel bar to dry...yay! reusable towels!
 
I'm a sponge girl too when it comes to dishes, but that hasn't stopped me from making a dozen of these! I use them as hot pads when I put hot items on my table. I just toss two down and put a pot on it. I have also used them as potholders, etiher by using two at a time or folding one in half. I'd love to see your results though. Sounds brilliant.
 
I use a fresh one each day as a face towel. I chained a loop at the end of the bind-off row, and hang it on my vanity cabinet. And they look so pretty bundled in the basket.

And, like tillgurl, I use them as gifts. Really nice for baby gift with a little soap or tub toy.
 
For a hotpad, I'm knitting a ball-band warshrag on a slightly smaller scale. If hotpads are too large, dh burns them on the oven element from time-to-time. He'll tell you he doesn't but how else do those burn marks get there?

But I digress, also for a hotpad, I'm knitting with two strands.

I have one over half done but it doesn't get much knitting time so ... When it's done, I'll post it.

Jeri
www.soapquiltknit.blogspot.com
 
You can sew a bunch together and make a blanket, too. --Sally
 
Not only do they make great gifts, but women's shelters could use them too.
I like them for face or wash cloths. At least one goes with me to the gym when I work out. they make great sweat cloths!!
 
Not only do they make great gifts, but women's shelters could use them too.
I like them for face or wash cloths. At least one goes with me to the gym when I work out. they make great sweat cloths!!
 
I have clipped a note from the newspaper about how unsanitary sponges are, and how much better warshrags are for cleaning. You just throw them in the machine and they come out soft and clean!!
 
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