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Old 01-28-2012, 03:55 PM   #1
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FO: totally unspecial, but sooo cool....
I got a call from my dental hygenist for MORE SCRUBBIES! It's been two years. DH retired and our dental insurance doesn't let me visit Dr. Johnson anymore! Bah!

Anyway, she's run her 2-yr old kitchen-size scrubbies into the ground and needs new scrubbies.
She does, her family does, and the dentist office does!

So I knit up a baker's dozen over the past two days. Oy vey. My hands and joints are killin' me.
Scrubbies are a bear to knit!

I also knit up a body scrubbie for her to try. It has a slightly softer netting, therefore easier on legs and arms. I use one in my bath, and I love it! I'm hoping she likes it and places orders for more.

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Old 01-28-2012, 07:41 PM   #2
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Unspecial? These are terrific--and so practical and pretty!

Sorry to hear that it was hard on your hands and joints! I figured the smaller projects would be easier on you, but I guess working on such a small scale has its drawbacks, too.

At any rate, great job on these!
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Old 01-28-2012, 08:14 PM   #3
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Sorry to hear that it was hard on your hands and joints! I figured the smaller projects would be easier on you, but.....
It's real difficult to pull the stitch through after you 'wrap' the knit stitch. The netting, together with the cotton, RESISTS the pulling through! It sorta gets 'stuck' on itself. Therefore you are always 'muscling' the stitch.

In addition, the coarse netting, while it makes the best scrubbie, tears your skin up. It's abrasive on certain parts of your hands, over and over, it's like using an emery board on your fingers FOR HOURS.

Don't get me wrong, knitting only two scrubbies in an evening is fine, but you're relieved when you're done.
Fourteen scrubbies in two days is a killer.
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Those are great, sound like a labor of love. I'm not sure I would be able to do it, wimp that I am. Give your poor hands a treat somehow. They deserve it.
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I sure am! I cast on for a dark Hershey chocolate brown alpaca cardigan today!
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Good for you. That sounds like something you'll enjoy. You know, I think utilitarian items are often underrated.
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Those are fantastic!

I'd always bought nylon net as sheet goods and cut strips to crochet scrubbies - never thought of netting on spools, much less knitting them.
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The scrubbies are wonderful and a great project.
And you more than deserve the break. The alpaca sounds like a real treat (maybe even a little cashmere in the near future?).
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There is no such thing as "unspecial" knitting. These look really great and I am sure they are terrific to use. I understand the hands hurting. I am trying to finish a baby blanket done in squares then sewn together and it has a k4tog row that as Ricky Ricardo would say, "eye yi yi!" Stinks to be old and the old arthritic hands tell you so! :0) Great job on the scrubbies!!!
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Those are great. Where do you get the netting? I've only seen it on bolts in the fabric store.
I can definitely understand the sore hands and wrists.
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