I very dear friend of mine ran a bed and breakfast. One of the best tips she shared was that during her tenure as a B&B owner the health department required she changed dish towels every day. She also has 2 towels in the kitchen every day. One for hands and one for dishes.
That got me to thinking. Of course that is a fabulous idea. How many of you do this? Did you even give it any thought?
Dish sponges are a breeding ground for gross germs and bacteria. A good rule of thumb is to throw yours out every two weeks — or the second they start to smell — to keep your kitchen sanitized.
I personally don’t use sponges. I knit dish cloths.
This is the pattern I use:
Waffle Knit Dishcloth
from Homespun Living
Materials: 1 ball Lion cotton yarn; additional yarn for colored stripe, if desired.
Size 6 needles (4.25 mm)
Cast on 38 stitches.
Knit 3 rows for border.
Row 1: (right side): Knit.
Row 2: K 3, purl to last 3 stitches, k 3.
Row 3: K 3, (P 2, k 1) 10 times, p 2, k 3.
Row 4: K 3, (K 2, p 1) 10 times, k 5.
Repeat these 4 rows, 6 times. If a colored center stripe is desired, change yarn now and work rows 1 – 4, 2 times in desired color.
Change back to main color and work the 4 row pattern, 6 times.
Knit last 4 rows.
Bind off and weave in ends.
Thanks and have a great day!!! I love your comments. By the way dishcloths are the only thing I knit. Living in AZ we don’t have much use for mittens and scarfs.
#sponge #kitchen #cleanup.