I’ve been knitting on the cottage socks for my son and daughter-in-law this past week, but I have had one problem. The stitch patterns for their socks are a little complicated – gorgeous, but complicated - so I can’t just “sit and knit” these socks. I have to be focused and pay attention to row and stitch count.
That’s all well and good but I need something in the “car knitting” or” mindless knitting” category. And this morning, as I lay in bed, waiting for my alarm to go off (I hate it when I wake up 10 minutes before the alarm does!), inspiration hit.
I was remembering my sister’s house. She had a bunch of cotton dishcloths made with the Grandma’s Favorite Dishcloth pattern.
She didn’t knit them herself (her craft is stunningly beautiful counted cross stitch) but had bought them at a flea market or someplace like that. I remembered how nice they are. Also how nice not to have to keep buying paper towels or sponges. I have knit a few in the past, and they are basically mindless knitting. When I got home from my trip, there was a sale on Sugar ‘N Cream at my local craft store so I stocked up.
And promptly forgot I had it.
Here’s the inspiration part: This morning, as I lay in bed, as was mentioned before, I was thinking about a post from Pam Young’s website about her new environmentally safe cleaning products and how she used her general cleaner to clean off a sign that had years of grime and mold. I was thinking about my kitchen floor and how it could use something that could cut years of grime easily because (confession time!!!) I rarely mop. Mostly because I keep running out of the Swiffer disposable wipes.Besides, Swiffer wipes just get of the first layer of grime so I have to use multiple wipes to clean my floor.
***** INSPIRATION TIME *****
I put two and two together and decided to design a “Grandma’s Favorite” mop head!! Then I can kill three birds with one stone: (1) I can mop my floor more often with Pam’s wonderful cleaners and a good mop head that scrubs really well to get off crud; (2) I can stop spending a lot of money (and time) going out to buy more wipes that tend to dry up before I use them; (3) MINDLESS KNITTING!!!
I’m so happy.