Wednesday, June 29, 2011
FRUGALITY AND SWIFFER
I found several crocheted and knitted patterns on Ralvery and decided to make a crocheted version. I bought supplies almost two months ago for this project and just got to it Saturday. The cotton yarn was leftover from a dishcloth yarn buying spree and the terry/chenille was a new purchase. While Matt was working Saturday morning I decided to watch a couple chic flicks on Netflix and crochet a Swiffer cover. The pattern I chose can be used either as a dust mop or as a mop. It ended up pretty thick so the next time I will use only one skein of yarn instead of two. I used a cotton Peaches and Cream and a terry/chenille type yarn. I believe I worked this with a size 8 hook. The pattern I loosely followed was called Reversible Swiffer Sock. It took me a total of about four hours to work, so I got to watch two chic flicks. In my defense I will state I was also doing laundry so I wasn't being total lazy. I had figured one skein of each should be plenty, but of course I was wrong and ran out of both. I did have a partial skein of the cotton but ended up changing the terry/chenille to another yarn and color. The resulting cover isn't necessarily pretty but it is quite functional.
Now my next project will be re-usable covers for the dusters! Hopefully Matt will have a couple Saturdays he'll be working so I can knock those out along with a chic flick or two.