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« on: February 14, 2009 03:30:50 PM »

I'm looking at buying my first house (scary!), and I've decided that I'm going to do a hope chest of sorts. I'm starting to make the things I will need once it all closes.

Since any house I will buy will have wood floors, here's the first item in Operation Domestication - a re-usable Swiffer Sweeper cover.



I gave it a test run today, and it works like a charm. I think it picked up the dog's weight in fur.

Here's the pattern: http://needyl.com/knitting/sweeper-cover-pattern
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« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2009 03:43:19 PM »

hey, that's great!!
Nice work!
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« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2009 03:50:45 PM »

YES!
I love how the swiffer works on my harwood floors but I'm consumed with a terrible terrible guilt every time I do it because I have to throw away the stupid pad!  This is now on my to-do list.  And your button choice?  Brilliant!
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« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2009 04:43:59 PM »

Operation Domestication! so glad to hear someone else is with me... i love this idea. way more affordable and earth-friendly. I love the buttons too, I know they actually have a purpose but I have a minor button obsession.
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« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2009 05:11:59 PM »

Hey!

That is super cute. Also, I am amazingly glad to know I'm not the only person out there making herself a hope chest. Smiley Great work.
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« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2009 07:07:00 PM »

I've been meaning to try that.  I was wondering how well it worked, especially on pet hair.  The swiffer pads don't get mine up, so I quit using them a long time ago.  I'm gonna have to give it a try now.  I've been using cloth diapers on mine for mopping.  The kind with the sponge inside, it works wonderful and no more buying and tossing mopping pads.
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« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2009 07:31:04 PM »

I was wondering how well it worked, especially on pet hair. 

I gave it a trial run today, and it picked up a ton of dog hair. A lot more than the pads.
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« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2009 12:38:58 PM »

this is AMAZING! i love the idea, im definetly going to try it out!

thanks Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2009 07:31:42 PM »

I would love to make this, but your link doesnt work!
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« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2009 10:39:09 AM »

I keep meaning to make some of these in cotton so I can use my wetjet swiffer. I have yet to do it and have been using a mr clean magic eraser mop instead and vacuuming my kitchen, then sweeping before I mop.
I know this would save me some trouble I just am so slow when it comes to knitting.
I love the color yarn and the buttons. Makes it look cute and functional!
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