Monday, April 09, 2007

Knitting Purchases & Rug Patterns

As if I don't have enough to do, I bought the Knifty Knitter Flower Loom and the Knifty Knitter Straw Loomat JoAnn's.

Knifty Knitter Straw and Flower Loom

Then I started flipping through The Knitted Rug by Donna Druchunas. I've been wanting to knit a large cotton rug and was thrilled at some of the projects in this book.
The Knitter Rug

While I love the rug on the cover, I think this cable/braided edge rug will be the one that I knit.
Braided Rug

There are two pattern rugs that I like and one felted rug that I just can't decide on.
Colorful Pattern Throw Rug

Two Color Rug Design

Felted Diamond Rug

I liked the loop rug and I know the cat would enjoy attacking it with his claws and teeth but I wasn't crazy about the color. I changed it in Paint Shop Pro to a pretty shade of blue and now I love it.
Looped Rug

There's another rug that I liked but the colors did not match anything in the house until I started playing around with it in Paint Shop Pro. Now it is a keeper. I can't believe that I found so many rugs that I want to knit from one book!