Wednesday, November 11, 2009

New Rug Progress

When I started this rug, I pictured it under my feet next to the fire in my knitting spot. But, when my husband looked at it and admired the colors...he seemed to assume that I was knitting it for his office space. I didn't have the heart to argue!! So when the weather turned nasty cold last week, I bound it off and let him use it before it was finished. Our wood floors feel so cold!! Now we're having a beautiful Indian summer, so I took it back to put on those finishing touches. I'm outside working in the shade on the deck.....enjoying the repreive.

It's about 3 and 1/2 feet across, and I'm still in debate about adding gray fringe to the outside edge.

I had some good sturdy canvas material to back the rug with. I'm prepping it now. It definately requires a backing to help it hold it's shape. Even though it's Garter stitch with bulky yarn, it's still kind of flimsy feeling.

But I still have a ton of bulky recycled yarn in my stash!! So I've started another rug for my knitting spot!! It'll be a matching one, but not identical of course. This one will be colors mixed with tan instead of gray. I'm hoping to hold out against winter and make this one a good 5 feet across. Wish me luck!


Laura said...

Love it!~! It's very intimidating in a mathematical kinda way.

lunaticraft said...

Isn't it funny how family can so easily commendeer projects while they're still on the needles? =D

Lovin' the rugs. They look great!

Lupie said...

What a great way to use up leftover stash! It looks great!!!!

Twilight said...

I like it. I'm going to have to make myself a rug one of these days.