Saturday, July 19, 2008

Flower Tawashi

I won't be buying any more commercial sponges for dishwashing, since they're all expensive and don't last long. Also, I've discovered that the rug yarn I have in my stash will make a good scrubber ;) When I bought it many years ago, I didn't really appreciate it, but just wanted to stock up on yarns. And with the high prices and unavailability of many imported goods nowadays, I wish I hoarded all the rug yarn I saw then!
Anyway, I still have these and I'm sure I can make plenty of tawashis :)



I am seeing a lot of cute designs, but I don't have any of those japanese pattern books on tawashi. There are some free ones online, and can easily be found on Ravelry. Still I wasn't content, so I came up with this flower design.
I like it so much, since its a quick project and very practical to use!
Pattern is now available here on Ravelry.



15 comments:

  1. That dish scrubbie is very pretty, I love how the blues match your dishes!

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  2. Cute scrubbie. Do you think brush yarn would work the same way? I have some brush yarn so I was thinking maybe I can try it.

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  3. What a great idea, and so pretty! I've gotta make some of these...

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  4. Love the flowers cute. I love rug yarn it does come in handle for things like scrubbies.:) Great job.

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  5. Great idea, Mimi! Very good.

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  6. I love your flower tawashi, Mimi! :)
    It's pretty, and your stitch pattern looks very practical too to actually used it to clean dishes. - Lacy ones just don't do the job.
    I want to make one too!!!

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  7. Hi Mimi. I'm really surprised to hear about how expensive sponges are in your country but then again imported goods have grown in price drastically lately because of the price of petrol. It's a worldwide problem.
    Your idea is very good. I have some very rough yarn in strands that was sent to me from Australia. I'll try making a tawashi too!
    Too bad about your car, but you are not alone: I have had to take mine twice in 2 month to get it fixed...what can you do....? haha.
    Ciao!

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  8. Is it really work, Mimi. I really love to try it. Probably someday. Now I am busy making my new blanket :)

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  9. Too cute! It'll make doing dished more fun .... well, maybe! LOL!

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  10. I love your flower tawashi! You come up with the cutest designs, Mimi! Thank you for sharing it with us. :)

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  11. Your scrubbie is so cute and like the design.

    Thank you for the compliment on my knit top.

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  12. I love your tawashi, it's so cute! I think I'll be making some of my own soon. I have a Japanese scrubbie pattern book, and have a few in there I want to try.

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  13. I really like your design! So cute!!! thanks for sharing.:)

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  14. Oh my! Those are so cute. I've not heard of the technique before but it's adorable. You are so clever.

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