Saturday, October 07, 2006
I'm new to this KAL, with this being my first post. I just finished a log cabin bath mat. It's made out of 1 1/2 cones of peaches and cream worsted. I used 4 strands with size 13 needles.
Just like everyone else, I love this book, and plan on doing lots of projects.
I didn't really know how much yarn I was going to need. The cones were purchased one at a time, and rewound into four balls. It's a pain, but I have a 6 year old who loves to use my ball winder.
Good luck. It's a great project.
Oh, and one other thing, I didn't bind off each section as I finished it as the pattern says to do. I put the stitches on a string stitch holder. Sometimes I find picking up bound off stitches a pain.
It is heavy when you're knitting it, but doesn't seem too heavy as a bath mat. It feels divine on your feet, and doesn't slip at all.
The only challenge with making it was fitting all the stitches on the needle. I was cheap, and didn't buy new circular needles for the project. My straight ones worked fine, I just crammed the the stitches on them. If I needed to put the project down, I did it in the middle of a row.
My mat is made of all one color as the selection at Walmart wasn't the greatest. It is the creme color.