This is the spot in which I've envisioned the rug from the day I started it, knitting away with Brady by my side as we drove to the Toledo Zoo (excellent zoo). He'll be excited to see it when he arrives in just under two weeks, eeek! Can't wait.
As with most crafty, handmade items, this one evolved. The first several rows had lots and lots of knots as I tied the ends of the selvages together. I then had a brainwave: what about sewing them end to end going forwards and backwards on the overlap? It worked wonderfully well, so well, that I DM-ed Amanda Jean, of Crazy Mom Quilts, whose idea it is in the first place, to tell her of my wonderful discovery.... About a month later, when looking up the link on her blog about it, I found that she had added that very discover herself, unbeknownst to me, (and before mine, too, LOL). Ah well, great minds think alike, and great pattern ideas are not wholly individually generated. I really am coming more and more to believe that we feed off each other...
Here's side one:
and here's side 2! More on the prism on the floor at the end of the post.
|I plan on blocking it, but seriously, really? I'm just going to be standing on it...|
Yup. They look pretty much identical! I had lots of fun knitting this, and the conservational side of me loves that none of these selvages will end up in a landfill.
It's super thick!
And the animals of the house love it, of course. I haven't washed it yet; I'm a little anxious about doing that, but will do it on a gentle cycle on my front-loading washer. I think when MacGyver re-does our floors in the wood that we are thinking, it will look fantastic. Yes, I know I need to do the reveal of the kitchen reno post yet, as it is almost all done but for a few minor items; well, the floor will be major but won't be happening for at least a year yet. I'm totally okay with this laminate ceramic-tile-look floor in the meantime!
Oh, here's the reason for the prism:
Speaking of rainbows, here's the progress on my #100days100blocks2018 Tula Pink City Sampler quilt, hosted by Angie of Gnome Angel:
As of the date of this post, we are on Block 70.
It feels good to have another item off the list! Here's a sneak peek of the progress on my September Island Batik Challenge, a star quilt (Gosh this challenge was such a drag for me! LOL)
Knitted Selvages Stats
Pattern: by Crazy Mom Quilts
Size: 25.5 X 33"
Fabrics: 100% cotton selvages
Knitted: by me on size 19mm needles
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