I finished my niece’s rug on the weekend. She’s my oldest niece, and her rug came last, but that is simply how it worked out, without a whole lot of forethought (if I had known what I started in doing this …).
I also feel like this rug is randomness gone wrong. I like randomness, but I think some underlying pattern and coherence might have turned out nicer, rather than just making it up as I went along and trying this then trying that. It loses something through the middle zone as I see it. Next time I will do more of a plan on paper.
Lastly, I think these rugs look better with more than one row of a colour, which I did in places here, as that is too fine and lost from a distance. Wider stripes of colour work better.
I do like this granny stripes idea, but for some reason I was happier with Lucy’s rug.Lucy apparently drags hers around everywhere in winter and watches TV under it, so it’s nice to know it’s useful.
Then, because I am a little bit ridiculous, and because this rug will arrive in time for Easter, I made some little amigarumi chickens. The pattern is here. The pale yellow wool (I bought a whole packet of that, still sealed with a David Jones sticker on it, for $3 in Vinnies!) is perfect chicken colour.
They have been exploring my house.