But instead I’m showing you what Sadie did to my new boots. Disappointing, but they’re still wearable. Damn dogs.
My sister-in-law crochets dishcloths that are triangular; they fit my hands and the inside bottoms of glasses quite nicely and she keeps me well stocked, with a steady stream of frequent replacements.
Something I love about them when they’re new is their bright colours. Since bleach fades them, I soaked them instead in vinegar to sterilize them somewhat. I do replace the dishcloth daily and let the used ones hang to dry, so they don’t have a lot of time to develop food bacteria. This means I go through a lot of them, so Lynn the crocheter is blessed daily for her generosity.
Then it occurred to me that soaking the upholstered arms of the kitchen chairs in vinegar might help get them clean, so I wrapped wet knitted dishcloths around them and let them sit a while before scrubbing. The grime came out and the chair arms are no longer disgusting, though they do show some wear now that the crud is gone. I had a brainwave about how to cover the upholstered arms with something removable (i.e. machine washable) so now must brainstorm with my knitting friend.
Okay, I think I can make my way to bed now. You’ve seen my boots and my dishcloths, and all is well in the world.