Practical knitting

One of my co-workers is having a baby and I have been looking for just the right gift to knit her. I have been checking Web sites and the knitting section at the library, but still nothing. Then the other day I stopped by Not Scarlett's blog and I saw the cute baby kimonos she made from Mason Dixon Knitting. I have been thinking about getting this book for awhile and after seeing these kimonos I decided that I need it. I bought the book on Tuesday and I love it. Most of the patterns use kitchen cotton, mercerized cotton, or flax all of which I love working with.

Yesterday I made the ball band dishcloth with some scrap yarn and I liked the stitch pattern so much that after seeing this I decided to make a Swiffer cover too. It is in the flat stage since I still have to add the buttons. I will post the finished project tomorrow.


Michelle said...

wow -- swiffer cover! i would have never thought! i don't have a swiffer but i'm always intrigued by them. that's a lot to accomplish in just a couple days!

robiewankenobie said...

awesome! i stopped using the swiffer thing. seemed like a waste, ya know? all those cloths that can't be reused? this is fabulous!

Anonymous said...

I just noticed that some friends of ours have one. I'm not into the environmental angle of it. I'll make them one of these covers!

Robyn Wade said...

This project is really only good if you have the swiffer parts laying around, otherwise I recommend a dust mop with a removable and washable head.

Anonymous said...

The swiffer cover is genius. What a great idea!

Glad you liked the kimonos!