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Tawashi (meaning a traditional Japanese scrubbing brush to wash off dirt) + Swap (meaning the exchange of your crafty goodies for another’s crafty goodies) = GOOD TIMES! Creating Tawashies is as fun as it sounds. Recently Mary and I began swapping Tawashies with our Ravelry friends “bbhatsNstuff”.  I looked around at the patterns available but decided to have some fun designing our own. When thinking of what types of fun shapes would lend themselves to really doing the job… they are in fact scrubbers after all I thought of something with a lot of texture. That’s when it came to me, I like to call it a Cactawashi. The deep ribs of the cactus, along with dimensional details of the flower and pot should make an excellent Tawashi. Created with Sugar ‘n Cream, it’s completely hollow so is squishes nicely, I may just have to make a few more.

This was a super quick project. Mary and I are busy cranking away at our other patterns scheduled for this month but if you’d like to have this pattern just comment and let us know, we’ll publish based on demand.

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Maybe it’s my animation roots or the fact, for me, seeing The Abominable Snowman signals that start of the holidays… what ever it is I’m diggin’ the Yeti. A stark contrast to his Bigfoot cousin, the Yeti’s icy white and cornflower color combination blends expertly into his hers it’s surroundings. After recently seeing ads for one of my favorite holiday movies I was inspired to craft… perhaps there is some amigurumi is in my future? Until then I will be in search of the perfect yarn to compliment my furry fascination.

Yeti Sponsored Yarn: Debbie Bliss –  Luxury Tweed Aran in Pale Blue

No Yetis aka Abominable Snowpersons were hurt in the making of this post or featured yarn.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer © and ® The Rudolph Co., L.P. “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” animated program © 1964, renewed 1992 Classic Media, Inc. All rights reserved.

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