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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!)

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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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