Saturday, August 4, 2012

CELEBRATING 80 YEARS...WITH A KNIT DUSTING MITT

My mother's 80th birthday celebration continues with her daily gifts.  You can see this week's update at  Lillian's Cupboard, her blog, here.

This last week contained only one knitted item from me (although I found two Cincinnati Reds goodies for the lifelong fan).  What says 1953 better than a hand-knit dust mitt?  June Cleaver would be so proud.

This pattern can be found at Free Vintage Knitting here and full details can be found on my Ravelry page here.  The mitt part of the pattern knit up super fast and as I was putting the dusting strands on it I was thinking what a great idea this would be for my 9 year old daughter (assuming I could get her to use it on furniture and not on the dog).  After my second row of tying little dusting tassels on the thing, I decided I never wanted to see this pattern again.  It's a boring, long process to attach those little bits.  The result, though, is fairly cute and functional.  Granted, you can buy a made-in-China version for a couple of bucks at the store, but mine will last a lot longer and, trust me, the yarn hair is not coming out if you throw it in the washing machine.  Those suckers are tied tight.  Now if I can just get my mother to quit saying "but it's too nice to use..."


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3 comments:

quilt32 said...

This is so nice and I might actually use this item because it would work so well.
Mom

embracingitall said...

I love it! I'm sure it would have to make a job like dusting just a little bit of fun. Jacinta

steph said...

what a funky (useful!!!!!) fun little pattern!!! great idea!