While catching up on Ugly Betty and The Office this afternoon I knitted a funky cleaning cloth.  In my effort to be more eco-friendly and eventually stop using paper towels I thought this would be a great start.

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I tested it this afternoon to clean the main bathroom mirror, the outside of the refrigerator and microwave and WOW what a great job my little cloth did. 

The idea for this came from Berlin's Whimsy who posted a tutorial some time ago to knit dish scrubbies

Unfortunately I didn't have size 9 needles, cotton worsted weight yarn (I'm not even sure I know what that is), or medium tulle (does that come in different sizes?).  What I did have was 100% cotton yarn (leftover from teddy bears I'd knitted the twins while I was pregnant) that I'd picked up in a re-sale store about 5 years ago for a couple of dollars, some 4.5 needles and leftover tulle from a previous project. 

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Shannon November 16, 2008 - 4:00 pm

That looks really great! I’m trying not to use paper towels either anymore, but I’m just using regular washcloths. I never would have thought to make something attractive like this to use instead, great idea!

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TUTU Monkey November 26, 2008 - 4:00 pm

Reminds me of my my grandma…thanks for the memory…..yours is much sassier but she used to make these..:)

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