What I Did Last Weekend
Last year I saw a pattern for a knitted jute washcloth floating around the blogosphere. The idea of working with jute has been in the back of my mind ever since. Over the weekend, I sat down with a spool of jute from the hardware store, an old crochet pattern book, and a large crochet hook. Several hours - and bandaids - later, I had a small stack of crocheted jute motifs that I adore.
My first thought was using them for dish scrubbies - eco-tawashi style. I scrubbed the sink with the granny square last night, and although it worked well, it's still wet. Crochet is so dense. A knitted jute scrubby would dry out much faster.
Second thought - potholders! You can never have enough.
Third thought - Leave them hanging on the wall. The color and texture is so simple and wintry.
I bought two new spools of jute from the hardware store and I have my eye on a few more crochet motif patterns.
Golden Seasons Medallion
Vintage Circle Motif
Posted by Molly at 9:35 AM