Friday, October 18, 2013

A rug from scrap yarns

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Hello everyone! Before I tell you about this new project I want to thank you all for your comments on my doodles and sketches. I am more confident now. I am not that bad after all!

Last weekend we made a short 3-day trip to Madhya Pradesh. We visited Gwalior and lesser known tourist destinations like Orchha, and Chitrakoot. It was good to take a break but we couldn't cover all the places and I was a bit disappointed that the places that we missed were the ones that were on the top of my "must see" list.

If you are interested in seeing more travel pics you can visit my photo blog

Coming to my latest crochet project, what do you think of this pile of mess?
This is my collection of finished and unfinished projects. While working on patterns for my shop normally I end up with 4 or 5 finished items for each pattern. I always give away the good ones to friends and the pile that you see above are the leftovers and the not so good ones or incomplete ones. The pile has been getting bigger and bigger and I didn't know what to do with it. I don't enjoy doing anything huge, so I had been putting away this thought of making an afghan or rug but there was no other way that I could use these yarns and I didn't have the heart to throw them away. That's lot of yarn!

So yesterday I finally made up my mind to crochet a rug. I pulled all the stuff out and dumped them all into a large bucket. The bucket is overflowing. I completed about 10 rows yesterday. The rug is going to be 42 inches wide without a border. 

My hands are pretty full at this time and I don't even know if I would ever complete it but it's fun and I'm loving it.   


  1. This rugs going to look good when its finished x

  2. That's a good idea to use them.... all the best and waiting to see the completed project.... i too not interested in doing big ones ;)

  3. Wow, the rug is going to look amazing. You are making me feel so much better with your collection of unfinished projects. That is quite a pile my dear! xoxo

  4. Sounds like a productive way to use all of them up! Will be very interesting to see how your rug turns out too!

  5. Fabulous idea, you are cleaning up and reusing yarn, brilliant.

  6. Recycling is good !
    Have a nice weekend !

  7. Wow quite a major project you have going on here, so great that the yarn will be used to make something that can be loved and used, the rug is looking great so far, well done :-)

  8. Sorry to hear you didn't get to visit all the places you wanted but your collage of photos of the places you did go is so lovely. My husband has fond memories of India since he lived there in the 70's so one day we will make our way back there again. He is fine now but will require surgery at some point for a chronic condition -- nothing major, just irritating. Great idea to crochet up a rug with all those unused projects. I'm like you, don't really like big or long term projects, unless it is something that requires little concentration. Have fun! Tammy


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