Summer in Central Texas means at least one day spent lazing on the river in a rubber tube. Like a lot of things, this could only be improved with the addition of knitting. For years, I’ve struggled with this conundrum. I’ve considered things like knitting with nylon cord…but alas, no good ideas have emerged. until now.
As I read the Yarn Harlot’s blog recently, inspiration struck. Washcloths! I could knit cotton washcloths on the water and then throw them in the wash when I get home to clean the river out of them…sugar and cream is not the priciest of yarns, so if it got ruined, I wouldn’t be out an arm and a leg. I bought some cheap needles and gave it a shot.
I managed half a washcloth before my euphoria went to my head and I had to rip back to correct a mistake. It turns out that even on the river, I can’t just leave it. About an hour before the end of the line, the cotton yarn was soaked, and I took a break to bask in my triumph.
Once home, I was able to complete the blue washcloth and knit up a white one similar to the Yarn Harlot’s. I was pleased with how these looked after a wash. You can’t tell the yarn went tubing.
And now I’m off to see if using a handknit washcloth really will change my life. I don’t doubt it.
my washcloths raveled here
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Tags: Bee Stitch, knit, tubing, washcloth, Yarn Harlot