Time to get another TV knitting project going. I couldn’t see starting another cowl after finishing three in a row, but I wasn’t yet done with circular needles, so I turned to one of my Mason-Dixon knitting books and cast on a Kiki Mariko rug.
So many good things will be accomplished with this project:
I’ll have a rug to replace the old towel currently protecting the carpet in front of our sliding glass door.
I will get rid of at least half of a very large bag of Lamb’s Pride bulky yarn that I’ve been collecting when it went on sale. So much space will be created in the yarn storage!
I will not have more cowls right away. There is no need for more cowls.
I will get to knit with size 15 needles, which amuse me with every stitch – so big! So shiny! Musical metallic tings with every stitch.
I will get a rug to replace the Kiki Mariko that I knit some years ago and lost during a move.
(My kids loved that project. I can’t believe how small they were then!)
This rug is knit as a huge, loose tube with a steek. After felting, the steek is cut and a flat, dense, tough rug is the result. You can see how much it shrinks in the before and after photos above. In official measurements, it went from one full kid to 3/4s of a kid.
It is a very quick knit. Each row adds about 3/4s of an inch in length. Other than wrestling the stitches around the thick tube of the circular needle, it is about as easy a stranded patterns as it is possible to make.
Let the vacation knitting begin! (I am officially on Winter Break in 4 minutes. Go, clock, go!)