Sunday, May 2, 2010

the trouble with tribbles

I've been in between knitting projects and while waiting to find the perfect project to start, I started knitting Tribbles. I had some leftover cotton yarn and the Tribble pattern was the perfect way to use up all those little dribbles of yarn.  
 Tribbles are little poofy scrubbies.  You could use them for pots or people...whatever needs scrubbing.  They are a mindless little knit and the satisfaction of completing a finished project is very quickly realized! 
 I think these would make nice little gifts with a pretty bar of soap or some fancy bath gel.  The pattern is free so go ahead and get started making some yourself...only be warned...the trouble with Tribbles is that you can't just knit one! 
Although, I may have found the perfect cure for my Tribble trouble....

17 comments:

Kristyn Knits said...

LOVE them!! how perfect for all the left overs you just can't throw away. you teased us-thanks for sharing the pattern. and ohhh your yarn arrived! I'm dying to cast on for my new project as well, but I am resisting...almost finished with Neighborly.

Stephanie said...

Oh I love these, I think I'll have to whip some up for a gift, thanks for sharing!

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

I know all about such troubles....There are some things I just can't stop making (grannies for one thing). I love all those pretty cotton yarns all lined up in a row. Fun stuff, Lisa!

Tracy said...

Those are so cute! Love how you can use those tribbles for so many things. I will have to make set of those. I have some leftover cotton I've been wondering what to do with. But I think your bolero will keep you busy now... Can't wait to see that! Happy Knitting, Lisa :o) ((HUGS))

Mackenzie said...

I like using that pattern for yarn bits too! Aren't they just the cutest? I like your idea of gifting them with a pretty soap....I got melt and pour soap making supplies at JoAnn's a while back and love it. I bet they would make a great duo!

From All Stitched Up said...

Your bolero looks like a fun project! I love the yarn. I know it feels very soft which will make it fun to knit! The tribbles are cute too ! We have a lunch with friends that we share party favors. This would be a great favor!

Firefly said...

Oh, those are cute! I usually make dishcloths when I'm in between projects (just can not sit with idle hands anymore), but I think I must try a tribble ;-).
Blessings,
G

cinnamongirl93 said...

Yup, I've made some too. Actually, i need to knit a few more. The current one on my sink needs a makeover!
Can't wait to see the progress on the bolero. Love Malabrigo!

larissa said...

All those tribbles look so luxurious for soaping up with. I need to locate some cotton yarn and make a few. oh, that bolero is a great pattern - and i love your choice of yarn. Have fun with it!

Christina said...

Those look like soooo much fun! I can see how they could be addicting.

Gloria said...

I have never knitted anything in my life...but these sure look beautiful! I can look and dream! :)

Have a great day! :)

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Love those! What a great gift knit. Thanks for the link.

Sigrun said...

Thank you for sharing. I have yards and yards of various colors of nylon netting from costumes. I might just try cutting it into strips and using this pattern to make pot scrubbers. but definitely cotton tribbles.

cathleen said...

Wow! I love these tribbles, Lisa. It would be fun to knit something different for a change instead of dishcloths, dishcloths and more dishcloths.

leslie said...

someone made me those a long time ago...i LOVED it.
must make myself one!

suzanne said...

Goodness I have come visiting today and have found a treasure blog. Thank you for all the most inspiring crafting. I have Winter ahead of me and there is nothing better than to knit at the fire. I also spotted a lovely little poodle (maltese) in one of the posts..Just too cute.

A happy day to you
Warm regards
Suzanne

Liz said...

They are so cute!