Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-14-2008, 09:13 PM   #1
amishgirl281
Ribbing the Cuff
 
amishgirl281's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 78
Thanks: 12
Thanked 13 Times in 10 Posts
Send a message via AIM to amishgirl281
is this yarn alright?
So my boyfriend is moving out of his current apartment and moving in all by his lonesome and me being the sweet, loving, knitter girlfriend that I am, I figured I would knit him some dishcloths and potholders and other things that he's going to need. Granted he will never admit that things like potholders and dishcloths are essential and so every time I mention knitting him anything like that, he rolls his eyes.

Anyway, I've heard that you should always use cotton for those sorts of things but I'm not sure. I have a ton of yards of sugar'n cream and I was just wondering if that would be alright. And if not, then what should I use?
__________________
Visit my etsy por favor

http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5752474

Mood:
amishgirl281 is offline   Reply With Quote

 

This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 07-14-2008, 10:15 PM   #2
suzeeq
Knit On!
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Montana
Posts: 27,765
Thanks: 160
Thanked 6,451 Times in 6,035 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to suzeeq
The S n C is just fine, that's what most everyone uses.
__________________
sue- knitting heretic

suzeeq is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to suzeeq For This Useful Post:
amishgirl281 (07-16-2008)
Old 07-14-2008, 10:16 PM   #3
knitgal
Working the Gusset
 
knitgal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,710
Thanks: 1,249
Thanked 987 Times in 655 Posts
I always use cotton for dishcloths and potholders and they turn out great. I believe the majority of people use cotton as well! Knit away my friend.
__________________
Ann

OTN: Corona, Miter square blanket, Charity blankets
FO: Forest Canopy Shawl, Easy Baby Bootees, Kitty Pi, Ms. Marigold, Twinkle Toes, Josh's socks, Hedera socks, Spring Beret, Ashley's Birthday socks, Socks for the DBF's mom, grey socks for the DBF, my first socks, reversible cable scarf, ribbed hat for the BF, Manos Del Uruguay afghan, and a whole bunch of dishcloths!


knitgal is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to knitgal For This Useful Post:
amishgirl281 (07-16-2008)
Old 07-14-2008, 11:10 PM   #4
figaro
Working the Gusset
 
figaro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Brantford, Ontario
Posts: 1,050
Thanks: 357
Thanked 170 Times in 143 Posts
I agree with the washcloths, cotton is the best for that but I think for potholders, I would use wool and double it while knitting. Cotton could is more flammable than wool and thinner I think too.
__________________
Figaro, AKA Debbie



figaro
and also on Plurk

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Let us so live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

figaro is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to figaro For This Useful Post:
amishgirl281 (07-16-2008)
Old 07-14-2008, 11:14 PM   #5
Knitting_Guy
Grafting the Toe
 
Knitting_Guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Following the white rabbit
Posts: 4,992
Thanks: 2,318
Thanked 1,130 Times in 832 Posts
That's terrible yarn. You don't want to use it for that. Just send it all to me and I'll dispose of it properly for you.

Just trying to help.
__________________
Mason

What do you mean guys don't knit?

Linux: because a PC is a terrible thing to waste.

Perfection is overrated. Knitting is meant to relieve stress, not cause it. Relax and enjoy it.

My boring blog http://masonm.joeuser.com

My knitting blog
http://knittingguy.blogspot.com/

My New Home Page (work in progress)
http://www.gpstrucker.000hosted.com

Knitting_Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Knitting_Guy For This Useful Post:
amishgirl281 (07-16-2008), Tropicflower24 (07-14-2008)
Old 07-15-2008, 07:37 AM   #6
brittyknits
Turning the Heel
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 711
Thanks: 59
Thanked 312 Times in 198 Posts
brittyknits is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2008, 09:27 AM   #7
MAmaDawn
Working the Gusset
 
MAmaDawn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: WV
Posts: 1,366
Thanks: 965
Thanked 529 Times in 451 Posts
Originally Posted by Knitting_Guy View Post
That's terrible yarn. You don't want to use it for that. Just send it all to me and I'll dispose of it properly for you.

Just trying to help.
Look at you trying to take advantage of a new knitter...

That's what I use for my dishcloths, never made a pot holder, but that is what I would use, just make it really thick.
__________________
"A person is a person no matter how small" Horton Hears a Who by Dr Seuss

Wife to GooB; Mom to Tori (7) and Belle (4) Jeremiah (2)

MamaDawn there too
My Little Shop
MAmaDawn is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to MAmaDawn For This Useful Post:
amishgirl281 (07-16-2008)
Old 07-15-2008, 10:23 AM   #8
knitpurlgurl
Turning the Heel
 
knitpurlgurl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Cranberry Twp., PA
Posts: 946
Thanks: 693
Thanked 315 Times in 165 Posts
Send a message via AIM to knitpurlgurl Send a message via Yahoo to knitpurlgurl Send a message via Skype™ to knitpurlgurl
That's what I use. It's inexpensive and terrific for it's intended purpose. I agree with the potholder thing though - double knitting would be best. Or perhaps knit 2 squares (tightly) and fill with a cotton fill and sew together for potholders. It would have to be something that wouldn't melt.
__________________
Knitting/Crochet/Crafting/and Related Product Review Blog: KnitPurlGurl

"Yarn stashes insulate the house."
"Just one more skein can't hurt."
- from Knitticisms
knitpurlgurl is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to knitpurlgurl For This Useful Post:
amishgirl281 (07-16-2008)
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Alright, Already. I'm Making The Appointment AngelaR General Knitting 8 01-29-2010 07:24 PM
Today, I bought yarn, yarn, yarn, and more yarn.. iwouldratherbeknitting General Knitting 24 01-22-2008 08:12 AM
Yarn Yarn Sisterhood Needs Yarn for Chemo Caps foldedbird Buy/Sell/Swap 6 09-03-2005 09:17 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:38 AM.