Monday, October 29, 2007

Cottoning on

A little lunchtime diversion to a couple of op shops resulted in raised stress levels as I realised that for every treasure I took home I'd have to remove something from my house (this wasn't helped by discovering 4 magazines nestled in my Post Office box this morning) but this find was too good to pass up:250g (plus a little extra) of Panda cotton for $2.50. Odd, really as I'd been idly toying with the idea of belatedly leaping on the knitted wash cloth wagon and now here's the perfect excuse, for less than the price of a cup of coffee.

Even better I suspect this might be the perfect travelling project. Especially as cotton would be easier to knit in hot climates than wool.

Oh, and here's a tip from experience: don't use Eucalyptus oil to clean off the remnants of adhesive from your needles and then shove one in your mouth while counting the stitches on the other. Ergh! Even after a good rinse the needles still taste disgusting :-(

3 comments:

Taphophile said...

If your enthusiasm for washcloths exceeds your stash, PLEASE let me know. There's some cotton over here that would enjoy a South Seas cruise.

Elizabeth said...

Excellent Op Shop find. Cotton washcloths are great little projects to knit, especially in high temperatures. And the finished products are lovely too - much nicer than anything you can buy.

The Shopping Sherpa said...

Based on the fact that I've already almost finished my second one (wash cloth, not ball of cotton) I might just have to take you up on that offer...