September 07, 2009
You know those green scrubbies that are a staple in so many kitchens? The ones you can get at any store in packs of two or so? You probably have one of these, or another variety of scrubbie next to your sink right now. After all, they are a must for pots and stuck on foods, aren’t they?
I don’t know about you, but my scrubbies always have one terrible problem. I can’t ever quite get the water out of them. No matter how much I squeeze and squeeze, water will still run out of the scrubbing pad if I turn it upright. The result is a scrubbie that ends up with a really foul stench fairly quickly.
But I found an answer! I discovered something called an acrylic tawashi, which in short means a crochet or knitted scrubbie. I had some acrylic yarn laying around that I wasn’t crazy about, so I threw a quick tawashi together. I discovered that I l-o-v-e it. Washable, durable, and fully customizable! Don’t like typical scrubbie green? That’s fine! Use any color, and for that matter, any shape you want! I’ve seen wahms make tawashis in the shapes of everything from flowers to feet.
These are easy to make and a great starter project to try if you are unfamiliar with crochet or knitting. Don’t be afraid to get creative with shapes, sizes, and colors. Try it and see if you don’t like them better than the typical store bought scrubbie.
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