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Something from Nothing Challenge!

I had this idea a while back to justify posts that had little to do with "Inspired Knitting." Here it is: at the end of every post that is more a story of life, I come up with a project inspired by the situation. I'll draw pictures, discuss yarns, etc. and prove my belief that you can really be inspire by ANYTHING!!!

I think my first attempt is a pretty good topic. I picked it to go with my my previous post about my bathroom. Read it first, Ok?

My First CHALLENGE!


In my cleaning frenzy, I removed a grubby toilet seat cover. I'm not really sure how it got there because I'm not a huge fan of toilet seat covers in the first place and doubt I bought it. Anyway, I deal with it and have come to realize that despite being a kind of hideous bathroom accessory (not to mention dirty) it has one function that I appreciate: quieting the crash of the toilet seat cover as it is dropped shut.

My challenge was to design a toilet seat cover that I could make myself and like the looks of. First a general construction note:

Some ideas I like but thought others might like too.

I personally would pretty much stick to cotton. It's easy to clean, durable and would dry quickly. Other options were thin strips of ripped up towel, cashmere for a luxury tooshie and maybe a chenille. What I dislike about store bought toilet covers is that they are non natural fiber carpet, so any homemade version would be better to me! I even thought it would be cute to take the idea of a rag rug... braided strips of fabric sewn into a circle... and use that as a cover. Cute, right?

But my final decision is this

A plain cotton top with a lace frill that hangs over the edge. So pretty I think I might actually make it!

What I made today: Mini Grannies

Ghetto Living