Good morning, readers!
Hope you are having a wonderful week!
I have a couple of quick FOs to share with you – first off, my bath mat, that I actually finished in April. I sat on taking photos because it’s really not big enough to be used as a bath mat, but I haven’t been able to find more tees in colors that will match, so I’m officially calling it done! and so I present to you, a tarn bath mat!
I cast on a random number of stitches – in my usual carefree way when gauge doesn’t really matter – and after knitting quite some time, I realized it really wasn’t wide enough. So I decided to finish it log cabin style. I goofed picking up stitches on one of the “logs” so one side is a bit wider than the other, so I’m calling it “wonky” and “planned”!
I absolutely loved making it, loved cutting the fabric for it, and love the squishy fabric. Thank you, Linda, for getting me started! I have two knitting kits my mom gave to me for Christmas that uses fabric & I can’t wait to have time to dig in.
I have one more project to share with you, a little 12″ freeform square I finished.
I am always making swatches, usually for design purposes, but sometimes I start a 12″ and get bored with it, so I just toss it into a pile instead of frogging it. Or sometimes it’s a swatch for a project that I’m planning on starting, but I realize I don’t like the stitch pattern, so again, I save it instead of frogging it. I’m accumulating quite a pile of freeform bits, but don’t have enough to make an afghan with it, so I decided to make a couple of 12″ squares. I finished 2, but the second one literally has about 60 ends dangling off of it. I usually weave in ends / work over ends / knit in ends as I go, with 2 exceptions – granny squares & freeform. So I’ll share the second square if & when I finish weaving in those ends!
The square isn’t a perfect 12″ square – it’s about 11.5″ at one spot and 12″ at another – but put into a larger afghan, it’ll work fine.
What have you made lately?