Free lunch: Housewares

Putting new sheets on your bed? Turn the old ones into this cabled rug (or bath mat).

Use the same pattern with different yarn weights and needles sizes to make a set of felted nesting bowls.

I know there are several patterns out there for knit Swiffer covers, but this is one of my favorites. I love the buttons!

This Bender dishcloth will really come in handy for cleaning up the mess after he kills all the humans.

This knit ottoman requires a lot of knitting. But it does look pretty darn cool! If you’re not ready for that kind of commitment, there is a smaller version, too.

These Penta coasters are a great way to use up small amounts of wool yarn in your stash. Plus they protect your furniture from water! That’s a win-win situation if ever I saw one.

Now that I’m learning how to sew, maybe I will knit this cute little pincushion.

Finally, here’s a bath mitt that has a two-color texture pattern that isn’t the ball-band washcloth pattern.

7 Responses to “Free lunch: Housewares”

  1. Chrison 08 Jan 2010 at 9:46 am

    Wow. A knitted ottoman. That’s quite a commitment!

  2. Marshaon 08 Jan 2010 at 10:45 am

    @Chris: And by “commitment” do you mean “nutcase”? Heh.

  3. Bethon 12 Jan 2010 at 2:14 am

    I am a nutcase with nothing on needles. The perfect candidate for casting on the ottoman.

  4. Marshaon 12 Jan 2010 at 5:09 pm

    @Beth: My birthday is in just under four months, so if you start knitting now you might get it finished in time. :p

  5. Katie Jon 13 Jan 2010 at 11:34 pm

    I’ve knit the Swiffer cover and it’s great. I think the bath mit may be next.

  6. Ginaon 14 Jan 2010 at 11:35 am

    I love that bath mitt pattern! I think that will go on my list!

    And I am kind of in love with the ottoman! It looks like a huge sea urchin! Printing out the pattern today, just in case! :-)

  7. JDon 03 Feb 2010 at 4:02 pm

    I wanted to turn an existing cable sweater I have into a bathmat, but cables aren’t very comfortable to stand on. I can’t imagine a giant one running the length of a bathmat! I do like the nesting bowls, though.