Okay, don't laugh. My WIP this week is the beginnings of a rag rug that I'm attempting to knit out my my fabric scraps.
Needless to say it's not going well.
Keep in mind I've never knitted before. And I'm discovering that maybe this isn't the best project for beginners.
On the other hand maybe it is. Because it's kind of wacky and scrappy it might cover up any mistakes I've made. I'm not sure yet. It's too soon to tell.
Not too soon to tell if I've made any mistakes, just too soon to tell how visible they will be!
I'm pretty clueless about knitting, but I just love the idea of this rag rug. Using strips and selvages that would normally get thrown away is pretty neat.
Amanda Jean at crazy mom quilts has done some posts about making these rag rugs and she put the directions in her book too. I wish my rug looked like her's!
I am planning to pull this all out and start over. Maybe that will happen today. Seeing this picture has convinced me that my stitches are just way too tight. I'm having trouble with the needles because of this.
After reading some knitting blogs, I think I need to go back and make a conscious effort to make my stitches bigger. Maybe even casting on to two needles to make the stitches on the loose side.
I'd appreciate any suggestions that you might have!!
Well, I'm linking up with Lee from Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday. If you're curious about what other bloggers are up to, go over and check out her blog. Lots of great projects to see!
Remember my last post about Soft and Stable, a great new product to use when making bags? Annie, the maker of Soft and Stable, was kind enough to stop by and leave a comment with lots more great information about it. If you're interested in reading more about Soft and Stable, you might want to go back here and see what she has to say.
I hope you get some quilting time in today!