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« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2007 07:31:38 AM »

I'm laughing at this.. my mom swears by the swiffer but I have lots of furry critters and pets so I'd eat through them.. I use a pair of those fuzzy socks  slipper socks that seemed to pop up all over the place last x-mas.  I get them damp, slip them on my feet and zip around the floor... best part is that I can use my toes to get into the corners.  I call them my mopping socks.  People like to buy me stuff like this because I don't like to wear stuff on my feet and they thnk because it's the middle of the winter I should have something on them.  At least I have  use for them now.. and your swiffer cover is great too!
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« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2007 07:36:33 AM »

great idea! i think you did a great job!!

 Sad the link to the blog you mentioned doesn't work Sad

eta: it's workin'
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« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2007 07:38:47 AM »

silk81 - Here's a link to the pattern I used for the main part of the cloth:

http://www.jimsyldesign.com/~dishbout/kpatterns/texturedss.html
After I finished with that, I just picked up 15 stitches on either side and garter stitched until I had reached a good length. On one side I made teo button holes on the bands. Sew on some buttons and voila!

Mine's made of acylic, which I think picks up hair better than any other kind of yarn.

yarnknotzi - I'm with you on making multiple covers. I have a cat and a dog, so there's a lot of hair on my kitchen floor.

One thing I forgot to mention: make sure you brush most of the hair off your cover before washing it. It'll just make things easier in the long run.

Thanks for all the positive comments - I've never had a post with this many replies before!
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« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2007 07:45:52 AM »

That is so awesome!
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« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2007 07:50:14 AM »

Thats a really good idea. I was thinking buying a swiffer but the refills cost too much.
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« Reply #15 on: April 19, 2007 07:51:18 AM »

wonderful!!!   I need  a couple  of  those!!!
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« Reply #16 on: April 19, 2007 08:23:28 AM »

What a cool idea!  I never buy the covers, just stuff an old washcloth into the little grippers on top.  This looks so much better..off to give it a try!

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« Reply #17 on: April 19, 2007 08:43:41 AM »

Awesome-ness. I think i might just make my FMIL one of those for her swiffer!   Cheesy  Thanks for the idea!
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« Reply #18 on: April 19, 2007 09:11:07 AM »

great project!

i'm just curious, i have one of these contraptions but mine mops the floor, well the refills come dry and there's a liquid soap attached that sprays the floor.

anyway, my point is, since it's for moping not sweeping, do you think one of these work wet too? Cheesy

it's a great idea i would like to try it!

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« Reply #19 on: April 19, 2007 09:21:41 AM »

I plan on making one to use solely for mopping. Go ahead and try it!
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