jnjewel

New Rochelle, NY, US
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craft interests: crochet, embroidery, fashion, gifts, home decorating, jewelry making, knitting, quilting, restyle, sewing

Member Since: 01/27/2009


recent comments

Re: How to Make a Reversible Swiffer Sock

Hi, everyone.
I just wanted to add about washing these. I never really wash the sweeper sock in the washing machine with other clothes. It gets really dusty. I always hand wash them, but it's soooooo easy to wash off the dirt and dust. I don't even use any detergent unless it gets a little greasy. But again you have to use acrylic. With cotton, it doesn't get that clean by hand wash only. With acrylic, it dries so quick,too. I do toss my dish cloth in the washing machine with other laundry, and have many of them to switch around. But the sweeper sock, I never had a need for it.

Re: How to Make a Reversible Swiffer Sock

I've been using this type of sweeper cover, but knitted. Ruffle on one side is a good idea. I use it guarter stitches, all knitting stitches front and back, no purls. That works well, too, because it makes rougher surface. I just wanted to tell all of you, if you make these, you HAVE TO USE ACRYLIC YARNS. With acrylic yarns, all the dust and dirt washes off very easily. Also acrylic yarns cleans grease. So if you love to make dish clothes, you have to use acrylic. Forget about the old fashion cotton dish clothes. With acrylic yarns, you can clean around the stoves and grills without detergent. If you don't believe me, you've just got to try it. You don't have to worry about scratching the kitchen top either. These projects are so eco-friendly, everyone should use these.

Re: How to Make a Mouse Toy for Your Favorite Cat

Your little mouse is so cute! I make hand-made mouse for my cats, too. Especially when they really like to chew them up into pieces, it's a lot safer to make your own. Because my cats really chew up and rip them in a day or two, I keep all the cotton scraps from other projects, cut them into small pieces, and stuff them with a little bit of catnip.