Eat your heart out, Jo Kramer!
Long time readers know that my mom is a very talented quilter but “can’t” knit. She has always kept rolls of rags for me “in case” I would like to make a rug.
All of her dark-colored rag rolls are piling up so I decided to put an end to them right away. I grabbed a pair of size 37 knitting needles, cast on 30, and knit until all the rags were gone. I was amazed at how fast this project came together: 3 episodes of commercial-free DC Cupcakes.
Mom has been keeping the rags at around 1/2″ thick for me to crochet with. For knitting with such large needles I doubled the strand. In the future I will set aside all scraps less than 1″ and double up as needed.
I have determined that crochet hooks should be reserved for plarn only. Crocheting with fabric is a lot like wrestling. Lots of rolling, hooking, swooping, etc. Knitting with fabric is a joy. Just lots of swoops. Very clean.
This rug is (surprise!) off to Mom’s house. Future scraps will go there too. Mom likes to say that she can’t knit, but her trouble is actually purling. Even a very very very beginning knitter can figure this one out. The “too small stitches” excuse won’t work this time either.