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« on: July 27, 2012 04:54:58 AM »

The little big project is finished!

and here it is with the sample I knitted to show scale

It is quite big, but will sit nicely next to my bed to keep my feet of the cold floor in the winter.  Of course a cold floor is not really an issue at the moment, it is simply too darn hot at the moment.

This project was knitted on size 29mm needles, obviously this means a slightly different approach than my normal knitting technique. This is what they look like, I have added size fours and my left foot for scale:

big aren't they?  awkward as well, but ultimately lots of fun!  I have a crochet hook as well, but not enough yarn to make anything else!  This piece was knitted with 8 strands of different weight threads from a mixed 25kg bag of yarn bought from a show at Olympia a couple of years ago.  I have had a couple of goes at knitting a small rug, but was never happy with the results.  Then I received 150 blocks to knit and crochet as a christmas present, and settled on the pattern on page 95.

I am really happy with the results and can't wait to try ultimate crochet, now to sort out the cross stitch!
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2012 08:14:16 AM »

Very nice! If you like BIG work have you thought about t-shirt yarn? You can buy it pre-cut these days and it's still eco friendly because they make it from waste from the textile industry. Here's an example and she even uses 4 strands of t-yarn:

Read about my t-2-t adventures and my own ecclectic way of recycling:

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« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2012 02:09:56 PM »

Very cool! I love playing with scale, so much fun.

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« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2012 08:16:28 PM »

That's awesome. Smiley I like the color you picked, too.

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« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2012 07:57:13 PM »

This is great! I've never worked with such big needles before- I imagine they are tough on the hands. Congrats on finishing such a big project!
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