As often is the case in spring, after a winter of knitting, I get bitten by the crochet bug. So out came the bag of old t-shirts for 'spinning' into spaghetti yarn. This is my second attempt at a oval rug and it seems to be progressing in a fairly pleasing oval shape. I don't quite recall how I did the increases on the previous mat but this time I'm working the 'bend' at each end much as one would when working in the round, i.e
2 tr in the same stitch, 1 tr in the next stitch (x3)
2 tr in same stitch, 1 tr in next 2 stitches (x3)
2 tr in same stitch, 1 tr in next 3 stitches (x3) etc etc
Obviously the difference in thickness of each t-shirt distorts the shape a little but with a good blocking at the end I think it will make a presentable oval.
We've had snow here again. I need some color, all this white is getting a little tiring on the eyes. These little flowers are instant brightness. They're very easy to do and work up so quickly. Bunting here we come!
My ripple is still alive and kicking and is approximately 16,400 stitches in size - not even at the half way mark yet! See the metal/plastic crochet hook? turns out it's much less appetizing than my bamboo one, keeping a close eye on my other two projects though.
Linking up with Ginny today, what are you creating and reading this week?