The finishing touch for my little kitchen set that I’ve been working on is finally finished – crocheted kitchen sponges! I don’t use these for actually doing dishes (I’m grateful every day for my dishwasher), but they’re perfect for wiping down counters and spills. I’ve gotten into the habit of rarely using paper towels anymore. Not only is it environmentally more friendly, but they get really expensive! We used to go through a pack of paper towels every week or two; over the past year, I’ve pared that down to one roll every month or two.
Mostly, I use old towels, though, and it’s been a joy making myself up some new dishrags, too. Not only do I love to crochet, but they’re useful and functional. So between my potholders, the dishtowels, some cast iron handles from a few months back, and these crocheted kitchen sponges, I have a very beautiful yet practical kitchen.
The pattern writer suggested making seven, one for each day of the week, but – as you can imagine with two young children – I do laundry much more often than that. I was going to go with just four, but then ended up making two in each color. Well, it’s almost a week anyway. Plus I found this little basket at a flea market that’s perfectly shaped to hold them. Looks like a good fit to me!
Well now, since my kitchen is so well equipped, I’d say it’s time that I get in there and whip up something lovely for dinner… or perhaps dessert? Stay tuned…