Sunday, May 21
whiplash - color
It took me a while to figure out what I wanted to do for this week. Not for lack of ideas, mostly because my ideas were too lofty to be 'whipped up' in a weekend. Finally, on Saturday as I pulled out my old, plain, off-white cloth diaper and my Swiffer(probably a registered trademark here) - it dawned on me.
I hate cleaning. There's not enough hours in my day even to clean my tiny little house. I wish we could have a cleaning person, but it's not in the budget right now. The Swiffer is very handy as we have hardwood floors and a dog and a cat - so it works quite well. Only, I refuse to buy into the idea that I need to purchase packages of disposable pads for this thing. I've been using the cloth diapers, and they work pretty well as far as picking things up, but I haven't been able to tailor one to the Swiffer.
And then I connected the dots and was inspired. You know that dishcloth pattern in Mason Dixon Knitting? Wouldn't that make a great Swiffer pad. Add some tabs and some buttons and make it really colorful and out of washable cotton and all of the sudden cleaning is not such a dull chore.
I think that bright cheery colors are really key with this project. It can be hard for the mind to embrace using three very bright colors together like this - but I think it works. I know this works fabulous for cleaning - after all, what attracts cat hair like a handknit?
ETA - the pattern has now been written out and you can find it here.