Scrubby update

I’ve been using the Scrubby Sparkle scrubbie for about three weeks and it’s still looking as good as new.

Confession – I don’t wash dishes every day.  I try to use the dishwasher as much as possible but some things just can’t/won’t go in there such as the coffee pot, skillets, and sharp knives.

With this scrubby, I don’t have to work as hard to get the coffee stains out of the coffee pot or the food that sticks to the pans.

Plus it drys quickly and doesn’t smell like most dishcloths do after a few days of use.

I give it a thumbs up!

THSS II Sock 4

The Handmade Sock Society II fourth sock pattern in the series came out last week.  It’s called Cornish Cream Tea.

I’m not a pink sock kind of person though I do own some pink things so I opted for another color that I would wear: Knit Picks Stroll fingering weight in Thunderhead.  I have two 100 gram skeins of this color and hesitated to use 75-80 grams for these socks.  But then I realized that I don’t have any concrete plans for the yarn so why not use it.

I’m loving the subtle grey variations and looking forward to getting started on these socks.

What’s on your needles?

Two grands

Last week two of our grandchildren stayed with s for a few days.

They found my old typewriter that I used in college.  It wasn’t new when I bought it and I don’t have the manual for it anymore (if ever) so I’ve forgotten what some of the keys did or how to set the tabs.  But our grandson loved plinking around on it.

Our granddaughter typed a short story on it but was interested in making some shrink art.  We printed out some b/w pictures from the internet and she used colored pencils to liven them up.  I forgot to take pictures of the finished product.

We also made homemade ice cream, grilled pizza (their favorite), and watched a great movie that was “before their time”: Secondhand Lion.

Mr. Aitch and I were worn out when they went home.

Quick knit

I picked up this ball of Red Heart Scrubby Sparkle last week because:

  1. It looked interesting
  2. I needed something different to knit
  3. I might actually use it

Following the ball band pattern, I cast 27 stitches onto US #8 needles.  I slipped the first stitch of every row to make the edges neater and knit 40 rows before binding off.  90 minutes later I had one finished.

Approximately 6-inches square, each one used about 14 grams of yarn so this one ball should yield about six scrubbies.

I’ll let you know how I like/use it.