With more and more of us brown bagging it to work and many of us going for reusable containers, we face an unpleasant choice. We can bring our dirty dishes home and wash them there, or we can wash them at work. I don’t know about you, but I have never worked at a place that had really great facilities for washing up.
My friend Kristen at Craft Leftovers has come up with this great plastic canvas washing up kit that solves this problem beautifully and economically. Tucked inside the 3-D plastic canvas box, you’ll find a hand-knitted dishcloth and a bottle of dishwashing liquid.
It’s automatically color-coordinated because you use the same yarn to knit the dishcloth and make the box. Knitting dishcloths is an easy project, one well within the skills of even a beginning knitter. They could also be crocheted or you could even buy one.
The open mesh provides drainage automatically and, if needed, you could even hand-wash the box. The directions to make it are clear and you could even adapt them to make other boxes, maybe as containers for your kid’s lunches.
I love this fast & thrifty idea!