Crocheted Dish Cloths in the kitchen
We do a lot of dishes - we don't have an automatic dishwasher and I even told Dad the other day, I don't miss not having one. Maybe it's because I've rarely had one in my adult life. I'm not fond of washing dishes but I just consider it part and parcel of being someone who loves to cook.
I'm running low on commercial dish cloths. Eventually, bleaching and constant use will wear them out and I just toss them in the trash when they get too beat up. Somehow, I started to do dishes last week and realized I didn't have a clean dish cloth in my drawer - they were in the basement waiting to be washed. sigh
I did have the pretty crocheted dish cloths from Grannie and decided "she made them so they can be used" and threw one into the sink. I was hooked by the time I got done with the plates and silverware. The lipstick wiped right off the rim of my coffee cup and there was just enough "roughage" to gently scrub the dishes.
I thought "hmmm...I need more. I have some crochet cotton in the basement but I have to focus what little crochet time I have on the afghan I'm making for my grandson. Wouldn't it be great if I had a friend who had an Etsy shop where I could just buy some crochet dish cloths?"
I do. My friend Marie Anne over at The Crooked Yarn is my go-to source for crochet information. She inspires me and created the pattern I'm using to make the afghan. She also has an Etsy shop and I was able to buy them immediately. Marie Anne does special orders and if you prefer a different color for your dish cloths, it's no problem. She had posted this set of blue and white dish cloths a while back on Facebook and I thought "how pretty - I can decorate with those!" No - I'm using them in my kitchen now.
No special washing is needed - I'll just wash them with the rest of the kitchen towels and such like I always do. Even if you have a dishwasher in your kitchen, you do have a need for dish cloths and the crocheted version is sturdy and pretty.