Tuesday, February 1, 2011

knitted swiffer sweeper pads

So a few days ago I decided that I needed a new crafting project to work on. I decided to look through my Ravelry queue and see what would be quick and easy, and chose to knit up some reusable swiffer pads. They got rave reviews so I hope they work as well as they knit up. I have only been working on this one for about an hour and this is how far I gotten (sorry it's upside down).

This is the first knitted project I have worked on in over a year, so naturally I forgot a few things. When I started the project and had the stitches casted on my needle, and had already knitted a row, I realized that I had to purl the next row. I always hated purling for some reason, so I must have totally blocked it out of my brain because I could not figure out how to do it. After a few tries, I referenced my trusty 'Learn How Book -knitting, crocheting, tatting, embroidery' by Coats and Clark. This is the same book that originally taught me how to knit and crochet. While I was trying to remember and figure out how to purl, I realized for the past 5 years that I have been knitting, I have been casting on incorrectly! Seriously!?!?! I couldn't believe it! I had been casting on by just doing knitting stitches and pulling it over, not by going in between the two stitches (the correct way). Well, all my previous projects turned out OK, so I guess it wasn't super detrimental.

On a side note, my city is under a snow emergency. We haven't even gotten any snow but I think it's in preparation for what we are suppose to receive (10 to 20 in). Last time they predicted a huge snow like this we got less than an inch. I think it would be funny if we only got a few inches.

For those of you that love 'All You' magazine, they are giving away a free subscription. I personally love this magazine. It always has tons of coupons, fashion and decorating ideas.

1 comment:

  1. Yeah for the links! I had never ventured over to the raverly site because I knew it would be addicting... goodness, I did it and now have several projects lined up to make. The swiffer pad is on my list now too. my poor carpal tunnel can thank you :)