Last week, for some reason, I decided that sponges gross me out. For as long as I can remember if I washed a dish, I did so using a sponge. I know that some people disinfect sponges in the microwave, but I've never bothered to google how that works (which is odd given the plethora of random things I google), and as a result I've never done it. I just throw out the sponge once it gets gnarly enough.
Last Friday I decided to make a little cloth for dish washing. I thought I'd make a couple and just wash them on a rotation. I made this little plum blossom first.
The little guy worked well. It certainly got all of my dishes cleaned. But it was too tiny and a bit difficult to use.
So on the weekend I decided to spend all my free time crocheting rather practical, rectangular, day-of-the-week dish washing cloths (using yarn I had sitting around). I embroidered the kanji for each day of the week on a separate cloth. I could very well have left this last step out, but I think I'd forget to throw the cloth in the wash at the end of the day, thus completely defeating the entire purpose.
After making them, I was thinking of how to store them - I'm pretty sure they would get lost if I just threw them in a drawer. I ended up putting them into a little tin that was given to me by one of my English students. It's so cute and pink and vintage-looking that I wish I would have made the cute flowers (even though they would have been annoying to use) instead of the rectangles.
Don't the tan cloths look so sad compared to the tin? Maybe when these bad boys give out, I'll put some thought into making bigger flowers and maybe even a few strawberries and hearts to match the tin.
Eeeek! How exciting. Now I kind of want these guys to give up so I can have an excuse to make new ones.
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