Forum Index

Someone Slap My Forehead
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic     Forum Index -> Dish Cloths
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Figgy
Turkish Delight


Joined: 02 Aug 2007
Posts: 816
Location: Turkey

PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2007 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tried the bamboo weave pattern given in knittinfun and it came out wonderful. The only problem I had with the first dishcloth I made is that it was quite a thick cotton yarn and it became very very heavy in water and simply soaked up the lather.
The next cotton I tried was a much finer natural cotton yarn and like all of you have been saying all along it rubbed up gorgeously.
Something interesting happened though, a lot of older local women (I live and work in Turkey at the moment) traditionally make their own knitted "loofahs" and washcloths and when I asked what they made them from they said usually acyrlic because of it's light weight and many colours. I was given one to try and it really was amazing, lathered a whole mass of soap and never lost its shape or colour in the machine. Not very organic I know but light as a feather and very bubbly. I will post a picture of one tomorrow.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Holly
Old Knitter


Joined: 01 May 2006
Posts: 7502
Location: West Lebanon, NH

PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2007 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just assumed acrylic wouldn't be absorbent....you really do learn something new everyday.

Smile
_________________
www.knittinghaven.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
BarbSz
Parlor Resident


Joined: 09 May 2007
Posts: 1135
Location: New Mexico

PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like to use acrylic for bath scrubs, and for scrubbing stove tops, I'm a very messy cook can't seem to keep anything in the pots! Embarassed
They don't hold as much water but lather up well, nothing I've tried works as well. They work great for exfoliating. Smile
I use scrap yarn, so when they get shabby I don't feel bad when my hubby takes them to his shop and cleans tires with them. Smile I just don't like it when he takes the freshly knitted ones Crying or Very sad
_________________
Life is Good

http://barbsz-lifeisgood.blogspot.com/
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Holly
Old Knitter


Joined: 01 May 2006
Posts: 7502
Location: West Lebanon, NH

PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My husband sometimes has a problem telling the difference between a dish cloth and a 'rag'.....ugh!
_________________
www.knittinghaven.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Tay
Parlor Resident


Joined: 03 Mar 2007
Posts: 3043
Location: Wisconsin

PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

First one that I made was round, knitted on straight needles then sewn together. With the yarn overs and scalloped edge, my husband wanted to know where he should put the "doily" Laughing
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Figgy
Turkish Delight


Joined: 02 Aug 2007
Posts: 816
Location: Turkey

PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2007 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Because I've just recently gotten hooked on knitting dish cloths my husband is just, like, 'uh,OK whatever'. He could deal with the concept of knitting regular items like clothing - a necessity - but knitting to wash pans?? He thinks I'm bonkers.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Holly
Old Knitter


Joined: 01 May 2006
Posts: 7502
Location: West Lebanon, NH

PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2007 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He'll come around Figgy....be patient....my husband actually likes them now.
In the beginning he thought it was a waste of my time.
_________________
www.knittinghaven.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Figgy
Turkish Delight


Joined: 02 Aug 2007
Posts: 816
Location: Turkey

PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2007 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We've fought a long rocky road to get him to accept my knitting. The finished results make him happy it's just all the yarn stash all over the place, overflowing and squashed here and there that he found hard to swallow!
BTW, I am now the proud owner of four dishcloths, they were a godsend for undemanding yet enjoyable holiday knitting. Forehead has been duly slapped and it won't happen again, promise.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Kathryn
Young Knitter


Joined: 28 May 2006
Posts: 8418
Location: Somerset, England

PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2007 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hope you enjoyed your holiday. Very Happy

Dishcloths are great for quick knitting, and for trying out new patterns or techniques.

_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
A_nony_mouse
Site Librarian


Joined: 16 Jan 2007
Posts: 7602
Location: Top O' the Hill Country TX

PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2007 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kathryn wrote:
I hope you enjoyed your holiday. Very Happy

Dishcloths are great for quick knitting, and for trying out new patterns or techniques.


True, I tried out one of the patterns from Lion Brand...love it...but it is definitely one sided...not best for cloths...so, I frogged it, but will find something to make in the pattern.
_________________
Have a mice day.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
carold
Guest





PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2007 10:05 am    Post subject: dish cloths Reply with quote

i love knitting dish cloths. they knit up fast and kathryn is so right, great to try new patterns. But most of all i love using them. they are so soft and wash up great. Smile
Back to top
KnittingDawn
Parlor Resident


Joined: 11 Aug 2007
Posts: 1498
Location: Atlanta

PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2007 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm back off of a eight day cruise and really didn't get the knitting done that I wanted and when I got home it's been hard to get back in the knitting mode, so last nite a loaded up 42 sts on my DBN and wow I have a Wash Cloth almost done. They're small and portable and I love them next to my socknitting Exclamation

Happy Knitting Very Happy

http://community.webshots.com/user/dawnn53
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Holly
Old Knitter


Joined: 01 May 2006
Posts: 7502
Location: West Lebanon, NH

PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2007 6:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome back....if you didn't get any knitting done on your cruise I can only imagine it was because you were off having too much fun doing everything else.

What was your high point on the trip? Did everything go smoothly?
_________________
www.knittinghaven.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
KnittingDawn
Parlor Resident


Joined: 11 Aug 2007
Posts: 1498
Location: Atlanta

PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2007 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well Holly, the trip was nice but they had to change our itinary. Instead of Costa Maya, Mexico, Panama, and Costa Rica, we ended up with Cozumel, Mexico, Nassau, and Turk Caicos. We were out running Hurricane Felix. Even though it wasn't what my hubby and I had been dreaming of since February the trip was swell. Carnival and Delta got us home safely and that was important. Our prayers went out to the people that had to live through the Hurricane.

The SHOPPING was the high point Exclamation Very Happy I wish I could show you the video that my husband made, he captured everything beautiful in each island. I was in control of the digital and just couldn't catch the pictures I really wanted because the transportation was moving so quickly, but here are a few pictures that I did take.

http://community.webshots.com/user/dawnn53


Happy Knitting Very Happy Very Happy
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
hils
Bohemian Knitter


Joined: 06 Feb 2007
Posts: 6543
Location: North Wales, U.K.

PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2007 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow - that ship really is something else - it's so big!!!
I'm sure you must have had a great time seeing those super places.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic     Forum Index -> Dish Cloths All times are GMT - 4 Hours
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next
Page 2 of 3

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum



Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group