I actually managed to finish it tonight! There was a little yarn left over, since I wanted to keep the two gray sections the same size. I am so happy with this little project. Now I have to decide what to use the other 3 skeins on!
I got so much done! It looks like it should be finished but in fact it still has a few rows left to go. It looks so nice laying next to my bed, and it is going to be exactly the right size. It might have been cheaper or easier to just buy a rug,... Continue Reading →
This thing is just flying off my hook! I'm on the third and final ball of yarn now. I might even finish it by this weekend if I have time to keep working on it all week.
The rest of my week is probably going to be quite busy, so I made sure to spend some time tonight to work on this rug. I love working with this chunky yarn and watching my project grow by leaps and bounds every day.
I'm back at my apartment today, and back at work on this crochet rug. It is big enough now that I'm thinking of leaving it on the floor when I'm not working on it, so I can start using it right away. We're supposed to get some wintry weather tomorrow, and it would be nice... Continue Reading →
I decided since it will take three skeins to finish this, I would switch up the colors for the middle section. It's hard to see in this photo but the yarn has a little bit of a brown mixed in. I'm so pleased with how this is coming along!
I finished as much as I could with one skein of yarn. It's about 19 rows, or 16 inches long. Based on my needs I think I can finish this rug with 3 skeins. Then I can use the other 3 for another small project or a matching rug for the other side of the... Continue Reading →
Working with super bulky yarn is a great way to make a ton of progress in a hurry. The rug looks a little odd in the photo, like recycled paperboard or something. I picked this color because I wanted something neutral, and in person it's squish-ably soft. I'm using Bernat Blanket Tweeds for this project.... Continue Reading →
This is it, my first night alone in my new apartment. That means it is time for my first new project in the new place. I need a rug next to my bed, and why buy one when I could make one.
I made a tiny bit of progress on this tonight. My brain is so exhausted from writing my dissertation that I didn't have the energy to spend a lot of time on other creative things.
I've been slowly chipping away at this project in front of the TV when it's too dark to work on anything else. Lately I have found myself leaning towards knitting over crochet most nights, but it always feels good to come back to something so familiar. I definitely don't want to lose my crocheting mojo... Continue Reading →
I had to look up the word snood because I had no clue what it was. Wikipedia tells me it is a type of hair covering, but the picture on this pattern looks like a scarf or cowl to me. Anyway my folks gave me this kit for xmas, including the yarn, hook, and pattern.... Continue Reading →