Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Doing my bit

I always try to do my bit for the environment, you know, recycle what I can, turn off lights, walk not drive etc etc, but the one thing that has always got to me is those washing up sponges, you know the things, they are great at what they do, but they fall apart so quickly and all you can do is throw them out to be added to the landfill. I don't like using a cloth to wash up (though my hand made ones are always around for wiping the worktop etc) and I just hadn't found a suitable alternative until I came across Gherkin's Bucket and her Crochet Dish Sponge
I can whip them up quite quickly, and just used whatever I had in stash, doubling up the thinner yarns as necessary. I throw them in the washing machine, or dishwasher to clean them and when they finally die they can be recycled/composted. So now I can wash up with a clear conscience.


Sarah said...

Environmentally sound and so much nicer to have around - win win :) Love the hat from your previous post too

Auntie Noo said...

That's a great pattern. Love all the ones you've done too

margotreehugger said...

That's such a great idea. I'll have to do the same but knit mine as I can't crochet atm.