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Old 03-10-2006, 02:18 PM   #11
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Mason line is an interesting idea. what size needle did you use for it?
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Old 03-10-2006, 03:10 PM   #12
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My Aunt loves the knitted, cotton dishclothes for her face. She says that they work great for exfoliating! There is a site, dishcloth boutique, I think, that has tons of patterns for dishclothes.
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Old 03-10-2006, 03:23 PM   #13
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The only thing I find odd about knit or crocheted washcloths is how they can be perfectly square until they get soaking wet and for some reason they're never quite square again until they've been washed and dried. It's probably just the weight of the water pulling it out of shape, but it still looks odd to me.
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Old 03-10-2006, 04:47 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by hedgewick
Mason line is an interesting idea. what size needle did you use for it?
I believe I used an 11 US for the scrubbie. Anything over an 8 will work, though. The line has no give, but in terms of thickness it is equivalent to a light worsted.
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Old 03-10-2006, 05:06 PM   #15
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I love the idea for a bag made of mason line.
I work at Home Depot - I am constantly saying we should hold a charity fashion show. All of the fashions to be made with HD items only.
Think about it - wedding gowns of tyvex house wrap (its white and fairly fabric like), golf shoes made of astro turf - Im sure you get the idea :D
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Old 03-10-2006, 05:52 PM   #16
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I've made washcloths from all kinds of various fibers. Natural and acrylic. I love them. I love washing my face with them. They really clean them well. Wouldn't trade my hand knit washcloths for anything. Lettuce soap from Burt's Bees and a washcloth have been my favorite facial!
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Old 03-10-2006, 07:25 PM   #17
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I love making washcloths because you can practice stitches, and they work so much better!! My DH does most of the dishes, and he likes them as well. I like to make knobby ones, so they clean and scrub a little better. I also really like Peaches and Cream, instead of Suger and Cream, it's a lot softer and seems to hold it's shape better than the Sugar and Cream. I can only find it at Wal-Mart though, usually $1.20 or so a ball.
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Old 03-22-2006, 02:33 PM   #18
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Peaches and Cream? I'm going to have to run to Wal*Mart and see if mine carries this. I've been using Sugar and Cream for mine thus far, but if I want to make face cloths rather than dishcloths, softer is always good.
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You can also get it in cones at Wal-Mart for about $7 each. Which turns out to be a pretty good deal.
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I wonder how something like Patons Grace would work for a face cloth. It is 100% mercerized cotton (no idea what the mercerized part means!) and I've seen it at Michael's, it is SO soft, much much softer than kitchen cottons.

Or I've also thought of Knitpicks 'Shine' for face cloths. Really really soft.
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