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Jan in CA
02-05-2009, 04:03 PM
Time to get ready for that spring cleaning I know you all love! :teehee: So this month we'll make some simple scrubbies. You can use any pattern you like, but I'm going to make some like Artlady made with the nylon netting.
http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/showthread.php?t=86655
I just bought some of these spools of netting, but you can buy some at a fabric store and cut it to suit you. Best width seems to be 1.5 inches.
http://www.tulle-shed.com/netting-spools.html
http://www.knitsandbitsbylinda.com/nylon-netting.html

Dollyce's (Artlady) pattern -

Using 1 strand of Sugar 'n' Cream cotton and a 1.5" strip of netting, held together: US 11>cast on 16 st>work 11 garter ridges>bind off.

This one is similar to Dollyce's pattern-although she uses tulle which isn't recommended as it's too soft.
http://berlinswhimsy.typepad.com/berlins_whimsy/2008/05/knitted-kitchen-scrubbie-tutorial.html

More- Some of these don't require netting
http://zombiea.vox.com/library/post/scrubby-washcloth-pattern.html
http://www.alarmingfemale.com/knitting/free-patterns/scrubby-dishcloth/
http://1870pearl.typepad.com/myweblog/gratis-knitting-patterns.html
http://www.knittingknonsense.com/BB_style_tawashi.html

dustinac
02-05-2009, 08:50 PM
:happydance: I've been wanting to make some of these, I think they will be a nice addition to all the dish rag requests I get around the holidays.

ArtLady1981
02-05-2009, 10:52 PM
Thanks for all the helpful links, Jan! :thumbsup:

I've sold 14 SCRUBBIES already! I charged $2.50 per scrubbie, and the lady bought all 7 in each batch! I think this last batch of 7 are for gifts!

Of course, I give them away to my family! :heart:

My spool of nylon netting gives me 6 or 7 scrubbies. Why 6 one time and 7 the other time? Beats me! :??

I can make 7 in one evening of TV. :roflhard:

BTW: the netting is colorfast. The cotton is not. That's why I have settled on white cotton with colored netting.

lelvsdgs
02-05-2009, 11:01 PM
I'm going to join you! These look wonderful and so practical yet pretty. I'll head to JoAnn's this weekend and pick up some netting.

I did have one question about the netting. Should I get the softer tulle or the standard stiffer netting? I guess I could get some of each and experiment! :)

ArtLady1981
02-05-2009, 11:26 PM
The SCRATCHIER & cheaper, the better! :thumbsup:

The softer tulle won't work.

lelvsdgs
02-06-2009, 12:31 AM
The SCRATCHIER & cheaper, the better! :thumbsup:

The softer tulle won't work.
That would have been my guess.

I used to work at JoAnn's and there were these two sisters who had to be in their late 70's and they'd come in when we had the netting on sale for 50 cents a yard. They'd buy yards and yards of all kinds of colors, cut it into strips and crochet scrubbies. I expressed a curiosity and the next time they came in, they brought me 3 of them! They were quite a pair!

These look like lots of fun to do, I can't wait!

Jaxhil
02-06-2009, 08:25 PM
Oooh! A project I might actually be able to finish! :teehee:

All I need is the netting, and that will have to wait until next weekend. These will be so useful~it'll be great not to buy nasty sponges anymore.

For those of you who have tried them, do they really work as well as the sponges with the soft scrub sides? My official dishwashers love those and I don't like them, since they can't be washed.

Jan in CA
02-06-2009, 08:31 PM
I ordered the netting spools yesterday and they were shipped today! :yay:

ArtLady1981
02-06-2009, 08:46 PM
For those of you who have tried them, do they really work as well as the sponges with the soft scrub sides? My official dishwashers love those and I don't like them, since they can't be washed.

YES! They work better, and you can wash them in washer. I hang mine to dry. The colored netting is safe to bleach out stains. Unfortunately, the sugar 'n' cream is not colorfast.
Even normal washings fade the colors.

Be sure and use the scratchiest netting. The scratchier the better. No tulle!

Dangles
02-07-2009, 01:23 AM
oh oh how did i miss this tread :) sounds fun.. hmm must hunt for netting...

knitandpurl520
02-07-2009, 09:32 AM
Hello! I'm thinking about making one of these. However, I do not understand the whole "netting" process.

Thanks!

Jan in CA
02-07-2009, 02:49 PM
Hello! I'm thinking about making one of these. However, I do not understand the whole "netting" process.

Thanks!

What don't you understand? If you click the first link in my original post it goes to the whole thread Artlady posted about her scrubbies and how she did it.

knitandpurl520
02-07-2009, 03:29 PM
Hi Jan:

Do you just wrap it around the netting, and then re-wrap it into a ball? Kinda confused about how you combine the two.

Thanks!

Jan in CA
02-07-2009, 03:37 PM
Do you just wrap it around the netting, and then re-wrap it into a ball?


Still not entirely sure of your meaning, but I'm guessing you mean what do you do with the netting once you have the width you want? You just wind it by itself into a loose ball. When you knit you just hold both the yarn and netting and knit. They will tangle up some, but it's no big deal.

Jan in CA
02-07-2009, 06:20 PM
I bought some white Sugar and Cream today in hopes that my netting spools get here Monday!:yay:

knitandpurl520
02-07-2009, 06:28 PM
Thanks very much--I now understand. I wish we had better yarn/knitting shops here- all we have is a Wal-Mart, Zellers, and a small section (with almost just all wool) of a locally-owned store.

Thanks!

ArtLady1981
02-08-2009, 01:07 AM
Knitandpurl~

This might help:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3271/3110761889_0f534b47e7.jpg?v=0


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3278/3111595334_849010d4f9.jpg?v=0

Jan in CA
02-08-2009, 02:31 AM
Neatly done, Dollyce! What a clever way to handle it! :thumbsup:

lelvsdgs
02-08-2009, 05:14 PM
Darn, I couldn't get to JoAnn's yesterday like I wanted but will be going on Thursday. I've got the Peaches and Creme in White and will probably just buy some yardage and strip it. I can't wait!

Jan in CA
02-09-2009, 05:21 PM
I got my netting today! It also came with a thank you card and a little gift of a crocheted scrubby and the pattern for it. They are such nice people! Anyway, now I can start! Woooo!

ArtLady1981
02-09-2009, 05:34 PM
I got mine, too! :cheering:Six from Linda, six from Jill. Jill sends a different style of 'spool'. It is wrapped around what could be called a toilet paper tube, but thicker. No end caps.

Here are some photos of the two styles of netting spools:
From Linda, spools have solid 'end caps':
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3469/3267996426_0d614710f9.jpg?v=0

From Jill, no end caps at all:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3491/3267994636_9789e7317a.jpg?v=0

Here are 9 out of 12 spools, all cut in half and ready to roll!
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3300/3267998944_0a2907e55f.jpg?v=0

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3375/3267175955_25b625d5bb.jpg?v=0

Emerald green netting with white cotton = a tweed effect:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3413/3267998088_65db44fdaa.jpg?v=0

I use white netting with colored cottons.
White netting with blue variegated cotton:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3057/3111608115_a891a24c30.jpg?v=0

White netting with creams/tans variegated cotton:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3024/3112439578_2566f3ff72.jpg?v=0

And this is white with white:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3269/3111593290_706f7887aa.jpg?v=0
Very good for a potato scrubbie! Takes that dirt off real slick&fast!

Jan in CA
02-09-2009, 07:55 PM
Here's my first scrubbie! I cast on 17 (not intentionally) and then knit about 12 ridges. It's almost as long and wider than my hand so I thought it was big enough. My size 11 US needle is off hiding somewhere so I used a 10.5 US and it seems fine. This one is aqua netting and white yarn.

It wasn't hard, but it did take me a couple hours (with a break or two) because I kept having to wrap the netting around the yarn. Did you do that, Dollyce or do you just hold them together and knit? I actually can't wait to do dishes to try it out! :teehee:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3486/3268123306_d44b8f57ce.jpg

Marria
02-09-2009, 08:46 PM
That looks great Jan! I would have guessed the yarn is blue, but I guess it's from wrapping the netting around the yarn...(speaking of which, you have a LOT more patience than I do!) :)

ArtLady1981
02-09-2009, 08:51 PM
BEAUTIFUL, Jan!!! :thumbsup:

I try to get the netting around the cotton, but in the end...it slows up the knitting process horribly, and knitting with netting is slow enough as it is.

So I start out with the netting wrapped around the cotton, but if it comes undone so that some naked cotton is visible, I leave it.
Maybe stopping once or twice within the Scrubbie to re-position the netting.

The scrubbie performs great either way!

Jan in CA
02-09-2009, 09:18 PM
I try to wrap some of it for a foot or so and hold it while I do several stitches. Eek... still takes forever, but I was thinking it would protect the yarn from the scrubbing, but I don't know. :teehee:

ArtLady1981
02-09-2009, 09:36 PM
Well, that is a good thought you mention, Jan. :thumbsup:
Maybe I'll try your 12" method on my next "scrub-in" !

I feel a scrubbie binge coming on! :roflhard: I am itchin' to get stitchin' a new batch of scrubbies with my new colors of netting!



But I just gotta keep my nose on the SYLVI trail! :knitting:

luvmykid28
02-10-2009, 10:33 AM
Ok I'm in on this KAL. I just ordered some netting, can't wait to get it. I will start after Valentines Day. I think these will make great Mother's Day gifts for all the moms in my mothers group.:-P

Thanks Jan for putting this on. And thanks Artlady for showing us how to do it.:muah: :hug:

KnittingNat
02-11-2009, 07:57 AM
Ladies! A question! I really want to join this KAL (though i'll have to order the yarn and the netting, or look for it here somewhere), but i have a few things i want to be sure of:teehee: First, i never used a knitted scrubby and i don't own a dishwasher. So are they really efficient with washing the dirty dishes that won't go into the washer later? Second, how do they perform with teflon? I have special scrubbies for the pans, so they won't get scratched. Third, are they soft enough to use instead of Luffa in the shower, if i use the tulle and not the netting and knit them with handles?
Appreciate your help:muah:

Jan in CA
02-11-2009, 12:16 PM
I used my scrubby last night to wash dishes and it works great! It got all the 'crud' out of the pan very quickly! I would think it would be fine on teflon.. maybe Dollyce (Artlady) has tried it..I don't have any teflon pans.

I certainly wouldn't use the netting as a shower scrubby..it's way to rough, but the softer netting might be fine. :thumbsup:

KnittingNat
02-11-2009, 01:54 PM
Thanks Jan! I checked and the netting sellers don't ship to our side of the world. I asked just in case, but I don't think I'll get a positive answer. And I checked the cost of cotton and it's sooo cheap compared to the prices here, but they ship only Priority which makes it triple. So i'll try to look for something locally and see if I can join you:thumbsup:

Dangles
02-11-2009, 02:45 PM
does anyone know if walmart would carry the tulle or I'm better off with a fabric store?

Jan in CA
02-11-2009, 03:25 PM
does anyone know if walmart would carry the tulle or I'm better off with a fabric store?

:think: I see they carry this, but I suspect it's the soft tulle not the netting. I think you'll just have to check your store out because some stores have more craft and sewing items than others.

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=10402174

puggies29
02-11-2009, 03:26 PM
I'd love to join the KAL. I just placed my order yesterday for the netting and it shipped this morning. This is a great pattern b/c I have so much peaches n creme to use up!

Dangles
02-11-2009, 06:24 PM
Thanks, Jan. :hug: Just a pain because everything is in the States >.<

:think: I see they carry this, but I suspect it's the soft tulle not the netting. I think you'll just have to check your store out because some stores have more craft and sewing items than others.

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=10402174

ArtLady1981
02-11-2009, 06:46 PM
They work great on dishes AND pans with special coatings!
They are not abrasive in any way. They won't ruin your teflon.
I use a PAMPERED CHEF stir-fry pan about 5 times a week, and it has a special non-stick coating (not teflon) and the scrubbies clean it fine and dandy, no damage! I also use a PAMPERED CHEF griddle (spans two burners), same non-stick surface. No damages there either.

luvmykid28
02-11-2009, 06:56 PM
i ordered my netting yesterday, can't wait to get it.

robynbird
02-12-2009, 09:35 PM
I am so in! I just ordered some nylon but see I should have waited to read this because I ordered plain old cream colored.

Question: How do you cut the spools in half?

robynbird
02-14-2009, 01:42 PM
Ok, I ordered the spools but COULDN'T WAIT! :) So I went to Joann's and got 5 yards of white nylon mesh and cut it into strips. I made one scrubbie CO 15 (ran out of yarn on my Long Tail) knit for 22 rows (I thought that would be 11 ridges but it ended up being 12) and cast off. I feel like it's too big for me so next one I'll do 10 stitches and 18 rows and see how that works.

Even though it's too big for me, it works like a charm and made cleaning my fridge this morning VERY easy! :)

ArtLady1981
02-14-2009, 01:55 PM
Hi Robyn~ That's exactly what I did, too! Just kept tinkering with the number cast on stitches and number of ridges.

I settled on: casting on 16st using a US11, knit 11 ridges, cast off.

Bigger than that could be a waste of time and materials, but smaller could work out good, depending on your needs.

Thanks for sharing your experience! It helps us all to talk it through together!

I haven't used anything but my scrubbies for hand washing dishes! My dishcloths are reserved for wiping the counters only.

Jan in CA
02-14-2009, 02:20 PM
Oh yeah, dishcloths are only for counter wiping! DH wrecked one of mine using it on his ceramics. :doh:

The scrubbies work great for dishes! I think I will make the next one a tad smaller, too. :thumbsup:

NoGrinchHere
02-14-2009, 04:00 PM
Ladies! A question! I really want to join this KAL (though i'll have to order the yarn and the netting, or look for it here somewhere), but i have a few things i want to be sure of:teehee: First, i never used a knitted scrubby and i don't own a dishwasher. So are they really efficient with washing the dirty dishes that won't go into the washer later? Second, how do they perform with teflon? I have special scrubbies for the pans, so they won't get scratched. Third, are they soft enough to use instead of Luffa in the shower, if i use the tulle and not the netting and knit them with handles?
Appreciate your help:muah:

I would think these would be too rough to use in the shower. I have a friend who crochets shower scrubbies using plastic canvas yarn like this (http://www.everythingplasticcanvas.com/c-265-by-the-hank.aspx).

ArtLady1981
02-14-2009, 04:04 PM
Actually, the Bath Shops selling nylon netting scrubbies! I have two in my shower. One for my bod, one to clean the tub! Each in a different color! :thumbsup: No mistakes! :wink:

If you have ANY dry skin on your legs, "ash", it comes right off with that nylon netting shower scrubbie!

The nylon netting isn't combined with any cotton, and they are wadded up in grapefruit-size poofy balls! They really suds up nicely! I think the nylon netting is a slightly softer grade than the nylon netting on those spools. I think.

KnittingNat
02-14-2009, 06:35 PM
I found some netting in a craft store, but i suspect it to be too stiff for the scrubbies. I hope this week i'll have the time to try and knit it with some cotton i have :)

luvmykid28
02-15-2009, 03:42 PM
I got mine, too! :cheering:Six from Linda, six from Jill. Jill sends a different style of 'spool'. It is wrapped around what could be called a toilet paper tube, but thicker. No end caps.

Here are some photos of the two styles of netting spools:
From Linda, spools have solid 'end caps':
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3469/3267996426_0d614710f9.jpg?v=0

From Jill, no end caps at all:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3491/3267994636_9789e7317a.jpg?v=0

Here are 9 out of 12 spools, all cut in half and ready to roll!
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3300/3267998944_0a2907e55f.jpg?v=0

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3375/3267175955_25b625d5bb.jpg?v=0

Emerald green netting with white cotton = a tweed effect:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3413/3267998088_65db44fdaa.jpg?v=0

I use white netting with colored cottons.
White netting with blue variegated cotton:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3057/3111608115_a891a24c30.jpg?v=0

White netting with creams/tans variegated cotton:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3024/3112439578_2566f3ff72.jpg?v=0

And this is white with white:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3269/3111593290_706f7887aa.jpg?v=0
Very good for a potato scrubbie! Takes that dirt off real slick&fast!

Artlady - How did you cut your spools in half? I recieved my netting from Linda Friday and I am ready to start. Thanks

Jan in CA
02-15-2009, 03:46 PM
Artlady - How did you cut your spools in half? I recieved my netting from Linda Friday and I am ready to start. Thanks

I used an electric knife to cut just through the netting so the spool remained intact. Obviously that doesn't work well with the other spools.

ArtLady1981
02-15-2009, 04:01 PM
Artlady - How did you cut your spools in half? I recieved my netting from Linda Friday and I am ready to start. Thanks

My husband cut them in half using a Japanese Fine Tooth Saw...then....I got an idea...and we tried my Cutco bread knife (we had so many spools to do!)...lo and behold, it cut through the spool better than his Japanese saw!

luvmykid28
02-15-2009, 04:09 PM
My husband cut them in half using a Japanese Fine Tooth Saw...then....I got an idea...and we tried my Cutco bread knife (we had so many spools to do!)...lo and behold, it cut through the spool better than his Japanese saw!

Well I just so happen to have a cutco bread knife. I think I'll give it a try. Otherwise I'll go out in DH's shop and see what he can do.

ArtLady1981
02-15-2009, 10:11 PM
Hey luv! Yep! I cutco knife can take a finger off real quick!

We had to be careful how we held the spool. I held one side, he held the other side and he cut in a sawing motion. He was so afraid he'd take off my finger! :teehee: The knife even made short work of sawing through the core of the spool! A testimony for the Cutco double-d blade edge!

The Cutco bread knife actually did a better job. It didn't mangle the netting at all. Sometimes the Japanese Fine Tooth saw would mangle a bit of the netting.

lelvsdgs
02-17-2009, 11:21 PM
DARN!!! I've been to JoAnn's twice and still managed to forget the netting!!! :roflhard: These senior moments are killing me! :doh: This weekend for sure.

luvmykid28
02-18-2009, 01:03 AM
Ok I got my netting cut in 1/2 yesterday. Turns out I don't have a cutco bread knife. I used the Heineken bread knife instead. It was tough cutting the spools in 1/2 but I did it. I was hoping DH wouldn't walk in while I was cutting, since I am always on him about what he uses the "good" knives on. I finished up before he walked in and managed to NOT cut off any fingers.

Tomorrow I will begin my knitting. I wonder if the netting will scratch up my options. I hate to mess them up. Artlady and Jan or anybody lse in KH land what needles are you using?

Jan in CA
02-18-2009, 02:18 AM
I used my Options, but they seem to be fine.

Dangles
02-18-2009, 03:13 AM
Aww, man I keep forgetting to look for tulle when I go to Walmart - ugh what a bad case of sometimers.

ArtLady1981
02-18-2009, 05:02 PM
You know how it is: soup or gravy boils over, you clean up the burner bowls and the surrounding stovetop...but whaddya forget? :doh: Yup, underneath the burners! Today, whilst changing the foil for my burner bowls, I got a horrid glimpse underneath. I had forgotten to wipe up that last boil-over!
Yuck. Now it is a dried, crusty mess. BUT WAIT! Scrubbie to the rescue! I poured 1/2 cup soapy water into the well, waited a minute, and took a Scrubbie to it! VOILA! No fuss, no muss!
Used a sponge to soak up the 1/2 cup soapy water!
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3016/3291388118_4eea7d6fea.jpg?v=0

Another use for a Scrubbie (needs no words!):
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3362/3291388570_028fcacf37.jpg?v=0

And finally, reserve a special Scrubbie (tubside) for this daily chore:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3599/3291388856_e895f32c2d.jpg?v=0

And we thought DISHES was all a Scrubbie was good for! :wink:

luvmykid28
02-18-2009, 07:09 PM
Hey Artlady, I was thinking about those uses, too.

I made 2 today and have many others planned. My DD said, coool!" When I sat down next to her to knit my 1st one up. She went straight to the bag of netting spools and yarn and pulled out the next colors for me to knit. Make knitting these that much more fun. :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

luvmykid28
02-20-2009, 12:40 PM
Here they are. I will make more soon. My DD wanted to take one and start using it right away. I would let her use it until I took the picture. I plan to give these as gifts.

Artlady I don't know how you can make so many in one sitting. They were hard on my hands. http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3409/3301135170_8f6caa2a47.jpg

robynbird
02-20-2009, 01:27 PM
I got my spools and cut them - not easy for me but they are done. I'm going to make some this weekend.

Jan in CA
02-20-2009, 01:33 PM
Those are pretty ones, Luv! I doubt I can make more than one or two in an evening either. :teehee:

I was thinking of those other uses, too. I need to make a few for other things now!

ArtLady1981
02-20-2009, 02:43 PM
Yup, they are hand on the hands. Not just the roughness of knitting the netting...but the hand 'muscle' it takes to knit the stitch! Those stitches don't 'glide'!

Sure made me grateful to get back to Rowan Polar!

Dangles
02-23-2009, 03:33 AM
@ Artlady, love those Campbell's containers you have on your counter :)

I picked up some tulle @ Michaels this weekend. I know, I know not the same as nylon netting but it's a start ... now to cut em up and knit on.

Dangles
02-23-2009, 04:23 PM
Ok, I manage to cut up one roll ... with our bread knife ... shhh no one tell DH.

ArtLady1981
02-23-2009, 05:45 PM
I reserve one special white scrubbie to wash the dirt of my potatoes before baking! Works like a charm! And WOW, it takes off a lot of dirt! For carrots too, those stringy thingies.

Dangles
02-23-2009, 06:59 PM
Good idea! :thumbsup:

I reserve one special white scrubbie to wash the dirt of my potatoes before baking! Works like a charm! And WOW, it takes off a lot of dirt! For carrots too, those stringy thingies.

Dangles
02-23-2009, 07:24 PM
I did it! I did it! got my first one done. Was a Bernat "Natural Ombre" Cotton with white tulle. Now to put it to work after you all get a picture of it of course.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3301/3305166494_83927a3ab9.jpg

ArtLady1981
02-23-2009, 09:55 PM
Oh I really love it Dangles! Very nice!!!! :thumbsup:

luvmykid28
02-23-2009, 11:09 PM
Way to go Dangles.

I think it's time for me to knit a couple more. I gave one of mine to a freind that doesn't have a dishwasher. She was very impressed:)

Dangles
02-23-2009, 11:23 PM
Thanks Dollyce adn luvmykid28, the dishes said rub a dub dub i await you in the sink!! I was not sure what was in the tulle so i had it boiling water for 2 minutes prior to use. The tulle was not too bad to knit with. I just thought of it as exfoliating my hands as I knit, haha.

Now a colour coded system?? Dollyce, I really like your veggie cleaner idea. Now to knit some for my folks and neighbour.

LBECK
02-24-2009, 08:05 PM
Okay, I have officially joined in this KAL... I have had a problem finding the nylon though so I bought some plastic canvas yarn I think it is. kind of has a scrubbie feel to it and I made one. It is a gift though so I couldn't try it out. I will make myself one and see how well it works it feels like those spongies things that you buy at the store for scrubbing. So, I am hoping that it works well. I will post pics later as I haven't taken them just yet.

Artlady I think you have such wonderfull ideas and now I can make even more of these for people that I know would use them on the things other than dishes. Thanks so much.

luvmykid28
02-24-2009, 10:02 PM
Welcome aboard Lbeck. Way to go finding a substitute. I hope it works for you.

ArtLady1981
02-25-2009, 01:57 AM
Remember those vinyl (?) cutting boards that OPRAH had on her FAVORITE THINGS a couple years ago? They were a set of 4: green for cutting veggies & fruit; pink for cutting up red meats; yellow for cutting poultry; and blue for cutting up seafood. This color coding prevents cross-contamination. I still use them. They are dishwasher safe, and I still spritz them with Clorox Cleanup before washing, but NEVER cut veggies for your salads on the same cutting board you cut up meats or fish.

Well, I was thinking...this same principle could apply to our scrubbies as gifts: green netting for washing fruits and veggies; blue netting for doing dishes; and yellow for the bathroom tub; white for the stove and microwave.

Or something like that. I use my white scrubbie for the potato and carrot skins. No cross contamination.

Anyhoo, I think it would be cool to give a set of 3 color-coded scrubbies to someone, colored for different uses!

Dangles
02-25-2009, 02:06 AM
Artlady, I just thinking along the exact same lines. Great minds think alike :)

This means another trip across the border to Michaels then... I picked up 1-white and 1-ivory 25ydx6" rolls...up here they cost a whopping 6.99 per roll. Where as across the border it's 2.99 :o

If only there is another way to get them ... and actual nylon netting.

ArtLady1981
02-25-2009, 02:17 AM
The netting lady won't ship to Canada? :??

Dangles
02-25-2009, 02:24 AM
You know I have no idea, I haven't asked :blush:

Just checked the two links you had posted, they said it is possible depending on the order. hmmm..

ArtLady1981
02-25-2009, 04:47 PM
Linda and her daughter both have netting, and they are very good a customer service issues. I pinged her and asked about the Canada shipping question. Will let you know what she says, if you don't find out sooner. Here is her website page for the nylon netting, and her CONTACT ME is at the bottom of the page.

NYLON NETTING SPOOLS (http://www.knitsandbitsbylinda.com/nylon-netting.html)

ArtLady1981
02-25-2009, 05:44 PM
GOOD NEWS, Dangles. Linda will ship to Canada!

However, whereas the shipping for 4 spools to a US location is $7.60...the shipping to a Canadian address is $19. Just $11.40 more...but at least you can get it!

I asked her how much to ship 10 spools to Canada. Still the $19?
If not, how much additional. Haven't heard back, yet. Linda is so good about responding quickly so I'll hear soon.

Four spools will get you about 24-28 scrubbies. That oughta do!
Six or seven scrubbies per spool if you slice the spools in half.

ArtLady1981
02-25-2009, 06:55 PM
Ok, I'm back with Canadian shipping costs for you, Dangles.

up to 1lb = $19.00
1lb 1oz - 2lb = #20.75
2lb 1oz - 3lb = $22.50
3lb 1oz - 4lb = $24.25
4lb 1oz - 5lb = $26.00

So of course, the more you buy at one time, the better shipping rate. Notice, the first up to 1 lb is $19. But the next pound is just $1.75 more.

Anyhoo, this is common for shipping rates. The first unit is always the greatest because it includes the dimensions of the box plus up to 1 lb. Then when you add extra weight, it just increases the price based on the greater weight only.

Dangles
02-26-2009, 03:42 AM
Dollyce, you rock! Time to find myself a place in Blaine to get the package sent to ... hmm.

Jan in CA
03-05-2009, 02:24 PM
I made a smaller one with size 10 needles and a co of 13 and knit till it was appx square. I'll let you know how it goes.

ArtLady1981
03-05-2009, 04:28 PM
:thumbsup: Keep us posted, JAN!

Jan in CA
03-07-2009, 01:50 PM
I like it! It could be slightly larger, but I'm happy with the density. So next time I'll still cast on 13 on size 10 needles, but knit a few more rows. :thumbsup:

ArtLady1981
03-07-2009, 03:21 PM
That's the sweet thing about knitting SCRUBBIES! It's slo much fun to experiment til you have just the right forumla for the perfect Scrubbie! :thumbsup: