Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Third time's the charm

Version 1 of the rug was started in June last year.  It was based on a doily pattern.  It got put aside and when I went back to it, I didn't know where I'd got to.  I started again a few months later and again it got put aside.  When I went back to it in April, I didn't like it.  So I started again and last Sunday, the day before I went to Turkey, at approximately 7:30am (I'd got up very early so I could go to bed to get up at 2am!) I finished it.


I used this tutorial on CraftTuts.  It left a lot to be desired.  A few times I had to wing it as the instructions didn't make much sense.  A few times it told me to "inc" and I told it that it's not a knitting pattern so that doesn't make sense!


I put my 24" ruler on top to give you an idea of the size.  It's 35" / 90cm across.  I used 3 cones of Hoopla yarn so it wasn't a cheap rug, but it was intended for the living room.  Now, I'm not sure what I'll do with it!


I spilt coffee on the yarn or the finished rug several times...  I have turned it upside down so the stains don't show!  I could be housewife of the year...

Oh, forgot the important part!  This is #4 on my very-large-but-not-overwhelming-and-no-I'm-not-ashamed-of-it list.

7 comments:

heart of charnwood said...

Well done, and i like the idea of turning it over when it gets marked, it's the same trick we use with the sofa cushions, until i decide its all minging and needs a good wash! :o)

Shirley Cryan said...

Well done on another finish, isn't turning things over what everyone does?

Sandra :) said...

Coffee dye it - then you can spill as much coffee on it as you want, and it won't matter! Great rug --- congratulations on another finish - that's one of my favourite projects of yours!

JoJo said...

Hey at least it's done right? You did a great job on it. Maybe next time do one in light brown so that it hides the spills. lol

Samantha said...

I like it, I'd put it in the bathroom as a bath mat or the kitchen. It might accumulate a lot of dust if you were to put it in the kitchen now though.

Fiona said...

looks good....
Hugz

Carrie P. said...

It is good looking. Have you seen this pattern?
http://www.creativejewishmom.com/2013/04/giant-crocheted-doily-rug-pattern.html

Or this one. Maybe you would like to do these better.
http://glor-crochetgalore.blogspot.com/2010/11/birthday-doily-november-doily-of-month.html