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kitchen tulle knit dish scrubbie spongeI am not a fan of housework and I despise doing dishes. I have no automatic dishwasher; that would be me. I go through scrubbies like mad, mostly because my husband forgets to rinse his dishes, and when I happen to get to them, they are pretty crusty.

Berlin's Whimsy loves doing dishes, but was bored with cleaning with regular scrubbie sponges. She decided to liven up her task by knitting dish scrubbie sponges. Using cotton worsted weight yarn, tulle, and size 9 knitting needles, she made herself an awesomely colorful and useful scrub sponge.

Since tulle can be difficult to work with, Berlin's Whimsy weighted down the tulle and used a rotary cutter to make an even cut. She wrapped the tulle around an empty paper towel roll so that it would be easier to knit with. Check out the complete tutorial here.

I am so tickled that Curbly posted this for us. I think I might still despise doing dishes, but it sure would make it easier on me to be working with a scrub sponge that was pretty. I am sure that using mesh fruit and vegetable bags to make these awesome sponges would work too.


  • Peter Shekel

    I guess that people who hate doing dishes will always hate it, but the creativity of the scrubbie is very nice and i hope it will motivate my wife to let me off the hook. :)

  • Anna Sattler

    Good luck with that Peter. I think I will always despise doing dishes, at least until my youngster gets old enough to do them and I can pawn the job off on her! ; )

    The scrubbies should make life easier tho, and speaking of that, I have to go tackle my sinkful of dishes, uggh.

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