Sweater became rug

March 11, 2014

The other morning, my alarm went off way too early, and Noodle was the first to move. He left the foot of the bed, and quickly laid directly on me, as if to say, "Don't go". It was so dark out, and so cold outside of the covers, that I almost let him convince me. But, I got up, went to work, and as I was walking there, decided that I should do something to help this painful getting out of bed process.

One of the things that I hate the most about the cold, dark mornings, is the feeling of my warm feet touching the cold floor. Almost every time, I consider getting back into bed. Maybe I'm feeling sick? I can't possible get up. Another 15 minutes, I can still make it in time. A while back, I purchased a few balls of Cascade Magnum to make a quick sweater. But, after working on another project with the same yarn (more on that later), I realized that it is a pretty stiff yarn, and there is no way I would wear a sweater made out of it. I was looking for an alternative plan for all this yarn, when I saw this Big Stitch Knit Rug from Purl Bee, and I just had to make it. Luckily for me, the alternative yarn they recommended was Cascade Magnum, and I was only short 2 skeins.

I ordered the size 36 needles, which are kind of ridiculous. Mine came with silver sparkles, I'm not too sure why. The 5 skeins of Cascade Magnum took quite some room on my desk, but the project was luckily pretty quick to complete. Towards the end, it became like a thick heavy blanket resting on my lap as I was knitting, requiring notable effort to flip over to knit the next row. It was warm and comforting, and I definitely enjoyed it. The result is a super thick, soft rug, perfect to welcome my feet in the morning. It looks great on both sides, one looking more like lines, the other like little bubbles. I enjoy the bubbles the best.

Noodle tried to claim the rug as his new bed, but with perseverance and a cookie, I won it back. 

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