|2 Washrags & a Scrubbie|
|Staggered Fern Lace|
The lace looks a little warped, but that's just because it's not been blocked. I didn't see much point in expending the effort to shape it perfectly when it's destined for the dish pit. I still have unimaginable balls and scraps of yarn left to play with. Unfortunately, most of it is acrylic or some other form of synthetic fiber. If I had more natural fiber scraps and oddments, I could make hotpads, towels and oven mitts. I'm thinking I may end up with a funky colored bath mat, maybe, or a psychedelic mud rug for the front door.
Anybody have any suggestions on what else might be appropriate for acrylic? Theoretically, acrylic can be used for hotpads and mitts, but it can melt if it gets too hot. Melted plastic on skin, counter tops, and/or cooking utensils is not happy. It might be OK for putting under a casserole dish. It's not very absorbent at all, so it's not ideal for towels. It seems like acrylic was really made for washrags lol. It's tough, colorfast, and abrasive enough to get dried on foodstuffs off of cookware, but soft enough to be appropriate for non-stick coatings and other easily scratched surfaces. It's also really good as an exfoliator in the bath or shower. And, since it's an artificial fiber, it doesn't seem to harbor mildew and mold like cotton washrags. I just really don't need *that* many washrags.