Monday, November 30, 2009

The $65 Knitted Dishrag

I learned to knit a couple of months ago.  Yep.  Feeling downright domestic.  So I though it would be kind of fun to make knitted washrags for some folks (including family members) for Christmas this year.  Here's the first one:

Cast on 30 or so stitches, size 8 needles, worsted weight cotton yarn, and knit knit knit until it looks like a dishrag then cast off.  Easy, right?  Well, it only took me 5 HOURS to finish it.  Way back like 10 years ago when I had a job I think I made around $13/hour (of course I'm worth far more than that now), but using those figures this here dishrag is worth around $65.00!  That's quite the dishrag there.  I ended up using it and my kids call it the "special washrag".  As in, "Can I wipe the table with the special washrag?"  I've made a couple more since, but it's not speeding up much, so, dear family and friends, if you get a dishrag from me for Christmas you better LOVE IT!  And don't be using it to wash your dishes either!  I want it framed so when I come visit I can admire all my hard work. :)

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HermitJim said...

Have to's a really nice looking dishrag!

Anonymous said...


I have been crocheting dishrags for years to save $$ at first folks weren't too happy with them...but now I get 'requests' for them for Christmas. I find crocheting goes MUCH faster for me.

I've been trying to knit (ANYTHING) but keep dropping stitches or gaining them...and it seems to take me SOOO long. So....again I'm back to crocheting.

Good luck - hang in there and you'll get better and quicker at it.

Katidids said...

OK I spewed coffee on my keyboard on that one! Now that your job desciption has many more hats...your worth even more!

Your Impact Matters said...

I loved this post! I was actually thinking of crocheting some dishrags for Christmas too. I haven't learned to knit yet, but It's on my "to do" list!

EllyMae said...

I just happened to run into your wonderful site ! I'm sitting here, chuckling! I can sooo relate to your post on these dishcloths.I knitted a dishrag for each of my DILs a couple Christmases ago. One of them was even the USAF symbol (similar to your Liberty Bell one.)I worked so many hours on those dishrags. I haven't seen them using them or heard any feedback about them.Oh well, I tried. I actually bought myself one at a yardsale and I love it!