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The Trouble with Tribbles

I’ve been on a quest to make my life more efficient and to reduce my carbon footprint as much as I can. The next thing in the list to go is my shower pouf and shower creams. I love lathering up when I wash and that’s why I’ve used the pouf. Unfortunately, the pouf is about as earth-friendly as burning crude oil. As a knitter, I figured I could solve my own problem. And I began doing so tonight. I knit and crochet dish cloths all the time and realized, after an afternoon of making some new ones for a house warming event, that it would be easy to fold over one of the crocheted cloths, stitch up the sides, run a crocheted chain through, and make a nice little soap pouch! I’m working on numero dos of these right now. I chained 25 and worked a double crochet across all the stitches and then turned around and came back until I got to about 5 inches long. I then single crocheted the edges and then ran a chain through the openings. I’ll post pictures soon.

In addition to this, I did a Google search for knitted, and then crocheted, shower poufs, and here are the more interesting ones I found:

Tribbles by 1870 Pearl

Bonbon by  Larissa Brown

A Rose for Mother by Emily Nelson

If you come across any other interesting ones, hook me up! (HA! Pun intended!)


One response to “The Trouble with Tribbles

  1. habitsofamouse January 28, 2008 at 6:26 am

    I had never thought about the impact for my showering habbits. You’re deffinitly right that it would be easy to make my own poofs….hmm….I think I might have to pick up some cotton at some point. 🙂 Thanks for the idea!

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