Welcome to Scrubbies, episode 67 of The Ordinary Knitter, the knitting podcast that’s (mostly) about the projects. Find it on iTunes or acast, or subscribe via the feed link on the right hand bar (https://www.theordinaryknitter.net/feed/podcast).
My name is Heather and I’m @theordknitter on Twitter, @theordinaryknitter on Instagram and @ordinaryknitting on Ravelry. This week: picking up, dropping and ripping out odds and ends, washing up scrubby success, experimenting with a slouchy hat, and making some rather intimate items. I consider it a minor victory to be here again less than a month after last time, even if I haven’t achieved all that much in the meantime. Before I get going, I should warn you that I’ll be talking about making my own sanitary towels. If that’s straying into too much information territory for you then I suggest you skip this episode and I look forward to having your company next time.
- Owlie Sleep Sack, and Flat knit baby hat by Louise Bollanos
- Spongy Dish Cloth by Stephanie Lindner
- Slip Stitch Beret by Lisa Gentry
I’m distressed to have quite so much to say about washing-up scrubbies, but I find feeble washing-up accoutrements very frustrating. I thought I’d bought a nice big bottle of washing up liquid the other day rather than two smaller ones, reducing our plastic consumption a little and saving a few p, but when I used it I realised I’d instead picked up a crappy value washing-up liquid that needs twice as much to bring up a lather. I’m looking for affordable bulk washing-upliquid that doesn’t charge a fortune for shipping but that’s proving quite the challenge.
My brief was to find a scrubby that had the oomph to get things clean and that lathered well. Stephanie Lindner’s Spongy Dish Cloth does all that, especially knitted with the cotton & acrylic yarn I bought in such volume from Aldi and used to make the unworn Hertz. These knit up in no time, and with the Judy’s Magic Cast On tweak are an absolute doddle to make. You can turn them out and give them to friends as a little gift and they weigh nothing so would be easy to send as an ‘I was thinking of you’ gift for those people you want to smile at from a long way away.
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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