April 14, 2010

Crochet Dish Scrubbie and knit dishcloth

I am turning back to my knitting and crocheting. This is a problem because I have a huge king size quilt to finish hand quilting (call me crazy). The quilt is about 2/3rds done and it screams at me every time I look at it. I will say that next time I am taking my quilts to someone else to machine quilt.

Anyway, I have had a flare up of carpal tunnel and possibly arthritis. I know I am too young for the arthritis, but this flare up was different from years ago. Many years ago I found that knitting and crocheting actually helped my carpal tunnel. Of course it can actually make it worse if you do too much. It must be something about strengthening the muscles in your fingers and hands...

Anyway, I am working through my meager stash and making practical stuff. First up is a dish scrubbie or tawashi. I love this and have made several. There are many different styles and I may try other versions.

I am also making dishcloths. I like the texture of this one.

The pattern is called Double Bump and is available as a free Ravelry download.

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