Friday, May 28, 2010

Cotton mop cover

Washable, reusable....boring but functional.

I didn't have a pattern for this one...I just measured my Swiffer and added enough length to fold over the ends.   It's basically just a long rectangle.  I made a few rows 'ribbed' by crocheting in the back loops, so that it has more scrubbing power.
Then I sewed 3 sides closed, and left the 3rd open so that it's easier to get on and off the mop, and added strings to tie it in place.  

I made mine with 100% cotton yarn because I plan to use it wet,
but if you just want to use it dry for dusting hardwood floors, you could also make it with acrylic.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Crowns of Glory

I made my first couple of hats for my charity...which I have named "Crowns of Glory" based on
Isaiah 62:3 You will be a crown of splendor in the LORD's hand, a royal diadem in the hand of your God.

A good friend of mine told me that she had a friend going through chemotherapy,  and asked me if  I could please make her something special.

This is what we came up with
A nice cream-colored homespun with several different inter-changeable options for flowers
And a Fun Fur Juliette cap.
It has a more open weave, but the 'furriness' fills in the gaps.  I figure it will be a cooler alternative for summer.

I'd like to make more hats with the Fun Fur.
It's a nice, colorful alternative for those having 'no hair days.'     ;-)