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Old 07-13-2007, 07:12 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by Lighting57 View Post
Just looking at the picture, I didn't go to the website. But, I was thinking that if the area which touches the floor was knitted in that loopy knit pattern, it would pick up even more and maybe better.
I agree.
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Old 07-13-2007, 10:43 PM   #32
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Originally Posted by Stiney View Post
Here are a whole bunch of ideas for DIY-Swiffering, including people who use their own cleaning solutions instead of the Swiffer ones, and a bunch of alternatives for buying Swiffer pads.
Such great ideas! Most of them like to use Mr Clean. anyone have a greener alternative? I am SOOOOoooo making these swiffer thigns.
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Old 07-13-2007, 11:36 PM   #33
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There was a discussion about the Swiffer covers on the Craftster website: www.craftster.org

There are several knitting threads there. If you haven't looked at the site before, you might want to check it out. Some of the stuff is pretty funny, many of the patterns (both knitting and non-knitting) are stunning, and the site has a different attitude.

One of my favorite threads there is Stitch and BOTCH. It talks about craft-related accidents and other mishaps. You can't go wrong with topics like "I killed my sewing machine".

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Old 07-15-2007, 11:37 PM   #34
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here's mine
So I made one with Rowan "Calmer" (which is 75% cotton and 25% acrylic microfiber) on size US7 needles. I cast on 63 stitches and knit in seed stitch until it was about twice as wide as my Swiffer. Then I folded it and whip-stitched the edges using the tails. It works!! I think the microfiber will help pick-up more stuff. We'll see. I'm going to make at least one more out of the same ball of yarn, but I think I'll do garter stitch as an experiment to test out what Jenelle asked about it picking up more stuff... plus, it's way faster than seed stitch!

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Has anyone else made this? Pics would be nice.......
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I made an orange one. I don't know why. Can't find the original photo so here's a link to my blog that has the photo on it. just scroll down a little till you see the orange mass

http://mamaknitty.blogspot.com/
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Cool! And I love the turtle washcloth, have been dying to make one myself!
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I haven't knitted one of those but I have seen similar. Anyway I just tuck old dish cloths into the swiffer slots and mop my laminate floor with it. I use a spray bottle of water and vingar, spray and mop. Change the rag as needed. It is so cheap and reusable. I like the light weight swiffer but don't like to buy disposable products. So I nver buy the replacement sheets. A set of new knitted custom fit covers would be a luxury!
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Old 08-02-2007, 05:54 PM   #39
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Oh wow, I'm going to have to make some of these. We just moved into our new apartment a month ago and I found a swiffer starter kit coupon last weekend.
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Originally Posted by newamy View Post
I haven't knitted one of those but I have seen similar. Anyway I just tuck old dish cloths into the swiffer slots and mop my laminate floor with it. I use a spray bottle of water and vingar, spray and mop. Change the rag as needed. It is so cheap and reusable. I like the light weight swiffer but don't like to buy disposable products. So I nver buy the replacement sheets. A set of new knitted custom fit covers would be a luxury!
I've done that before, I can't wait to have time to knit my own though
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