Thursday, February 10, 2011

Knitting Project - Reusable Swiffer Mop Cloth

That's a mouthful!  LOL  Anyway, I know many of you are waiting with baited breath for these photos, so I snapped them as soon as I got it finished.  I had to pry the mop out of Bear's hands....he was so eager to use it. 

The pattern, found in Mason-Dixon Knitting: Outside the Lines by Kay Gardiner and Ann Shayne, recommends using up little bits of leftover cotton yarn from dishcloth knitting.  I had a whole bag.  LOL  That is why it looks so.....eclectic.  I tried to tie the colors together with white but I don't think that it worked very well.

On the Swiffer.  Spray it with pledge to dry mop, get it wet to wet mop.  Fantastic!  I wet mopped my kitchen/dining room today and used 3 wet swiffer cloths.  I can't afford that.  This I can afford.  Mop and wash.  My kind of cleaning.

Bear wanted to model with the new mop.  He just about had to lay on the floor so I could get him and the mop cloth in the picture.

A happy little mopper. 

I still have the yarn out and the pattern is ready to go.  I think I need 3 more.  White probably isn't the best choice of colors but I have a lot of it.  Mason-Dixon Knitting: The Curious Knitter's Guide by the same authors has a matching dishcloth pattern in it.  Instructions are also given to make a dog sweater.    So Sadie could match my dishcloths and mop covers.  Fantastic, huh?  I will absolutely be using this pattern again.

6 comments:

Tat2dGoddess said...

That is an awesome idea!!!

Sue said...

Enjoy looking at all your projects. I need to make a swiffer cover! Love the baby burp cloths; the new mom will like those alot and the leg warmers are simply adorable just like your daughter!

DANEILLE said...

How cool is that!?! Your floor looks pretty good, I would not take a pic of mine right now.
Good job, hope they sell!

Julie K. said...

That looks great, Carie! I've seen that pattern and have been wanting to try it. Have you tried other patterns in the book?

Innisfree in Alaska said...

You did a very good job. I may try a few of those next. I am wondering if they stretch much.- Briana

Victoria said...

Great job! I have a Swiffer Wet Jet. Do you think it would work with that?