Okay, admittedly it doesn't look like much but I'm quite satisfied with this little piece of knitting. I've had a plan to make some scrubbies for a while and even purchased a cute little Japanese craft book with some patterns, but it all came to nothing because I couldn't figure out what yarn to use. Cotton such as Sugar 'n Cream seemed the obvious choice, but there is no real scrubbing power there. So when I saw the scrubbie tutorial at Berlin's Whimsy, I knew it was time to get knitting.
While at Hobby Lobby yesterday buying adhesive for patterns, I decided to walk over to the fabric section and pick up some tulle -- so cheap at $1 a yard -- which led to picking up some Sugar 'n Cream to match. The scrubbie pictured above is Maddie's combo -- pink tulle and a lavender ice yarn.
The tulle was easy to cut into strips with a long ruler and rotary cutter -- I think my strips were about 3/4" wide. Knitting the yarn and tulle together was a bit tricky because the edges of the cut tulle are easily snagged on the cotton yarn. It was also easy to knit too tightly -- thus the wonky little scrubbie. And casting off was difficult -- I did it way too tightly -- as everything wanted to snag but it's a scrubbie, so who really cares? It was quick and satisfying and ended in a usable item, so I'm happy! I think I'll use the tulle/cotton combo to make some cuter scrubbies -- maybe it's time to pull out that Japanese craft book.