Thursday, February 07, 2008

Unpretentious


A very unpretentious little knitted bath mitt made from cotton that should be organic, but sadly, is just regular kitchen cotton. It turned out a little smaller than I expected, so I decided to crochet the bottom to make it a little longer. With each stitch I realized the futility of it all--I am not a bath mitt person. I've always thought of bath mitts as being rather unhygienic. Slough off the detritus of the day, wring out the little slougher, let it and all the little creatures on it live to see another day. Ahem!

I was going to write a big long post about how some friendships (like useless bath mitts) we work so hard to save and for what? But then I decided that this here blog is my happy place, and so I wrote that post in my head and not for all the world to see.

Instead, I leave you with a quote from George Washington: Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.

Have a good weekend.

*If you are a bath mitt person don't hate me. I'm not judging you, really!!!

19 comments:

Levin (and Emily) said...

when i first saw the bath mitt i though 'wow great!"

then i read your post and i thought "ew yuck"

then i though - why not wash it like you would a face washer?

so, i think i have come full circle and i now think "wow - great"

l
x

muralimanohar said...

I LOATHE bath mitts, scrubbies, puffs, washcloths, etc. All I can think of is the bacteria and mold being introduced to my skin via microscopic cuts and scrapes from the thing that is supposed to be cleaning!! (Umm...I read weird things like science articles about things like this..it's a weird, I know. :p )

The concept itself, though, is lovely. Maybe if you made 7 of them, and sterilized them each week? :haha:

Lightning said...

I know what you mean about friends. Thanks for the great quote.

Katie said...

I know what you mean about friends, also. I have been wondering about whether or not to even pursue one that seems to be dying a slow death. And I'm one who has always had trouble making good female friends, so when I have one I love, I really want to keep her.

I use those plastic meshy bath things, but I don't know, now it seems kind of ooky.

Mo said...

You made me laugh today! Thanks!

Shannon said...

Love the mitt and I totally understand what you mean about dirty mitts. I have dry skin so I need to have something to exfoliate so I use a new wash cloth everyday ~~~ okay TMI:)

caitlyn said...

Great to see you on your blog! I miss your posts.
I can relate as well. Like Katie, I don't have many female friends either. Lately I've been trying to do my part in reviving a close friendship from college, but I also wonder whether it's worth it or whether it will ever be as close as it used to be.

lera said...

I totally get your post. Been there and done that a million times over.

atet said...

I know completely what you're talking about. Says the woman who is making bath scrubbies as Christmas gifts for friends and family. I have one I've been testing -- luckily enough it seems to be doing fine. And hey -- um, do you use washcloths? 'Cause -- really, same deal here!

Hip Mama Crafts said...

I know what you mean about friendships. I have 2 in fact where I feel that I have to try so hard and I realized they don't value me they way I value them. For some people that is just not a priority. I am pretty down about the whole thing...

Cyndi said...

I'm so sorry your friendship has caused you pain. But what a poetic way of expressing it! Instead of ranting, you have waxed eloquent. That was very thought provoking. Kudos to you!

Flipfloppingmamma said...

I totally agree with you about the bath mitt. When I go to my sister's she has those little gloves in her bath to get the dead skin off. She is NOT a dirty person and she IS my sister but I still think they are so gross laying on her tub.

Love that quote...that is so true!

Melanie said...

Hi I've caught your blog by brousing. Your new home looks good- perhaps train an ivy over Venus if she is too heavy to move?

I moved around a lot growing up and am still moving around now. Some friendships just don't stretch well when you move.

As for the bath mitt, any crafting is good. What about embroidering it and making a hanging loop and turning it into storage for spare tubes of toothpaste or something? I'm sure you have oodles of ideas.

Krista said...

Hey, you :)
Just popping in to say a quick hello, and let you know I'm wanting going to delete my old blog soon and there are just a small number of you who haven't updated your links to my new one... I know how it is, blog housekeeping is not high on the agenda for mamas with littles. I totally understand and relate!
Just thought I'd let ya know!

bigandlittle

Great to see you blogging though, hun!

paperseed.wordpress.com said...

Well, it looks like you did a nice job with it nonetheless.

weirdbunny said...

Oh dear your all out of sorts today !

Pieces said...

Friendships are hard. That is a great quote.

Oiyi said...

Now, you made me think of bath mitts as EWWWW, too.

Junie Moon said...

I like the look of your bath mitt but I don't use them either. But you did a good job on it.

Your quote about friendship is excellent. I'm having to do some serious thinking myself about being a friend, having a friend, and realizing when a relationship is not a friendship--there's always room for improvement and an honest evaluation. Someone told me once that if something isn't healthy for you, then you need to let it go.