Thursday, 16 August 2012

Rag Rug

"Knit a rag run with giant needles" 

was what the poster said and that's exactly what we did!!

The needles were broom handles so you can imagine how big they were 

and there were boxes of fabric, wool, leather, net, carrier bags, wire flex and  a washing line, in fact you name it and it was there.

The hardest part was getting started but after the first row, depending what you were using, it was quite easy and we spent the day knitting away and at the end we had a small rag rug, 


mine measured about 24" x 18" so you can see just how big the needles were.


It was really good fun, this one was knit with washing line and string

and there's lots of different textures in this one. 
At the end we were asked if we'd leave them to go in an exhibition or we could take them home if we wanted to, I left mine.

Sadly last week my sister's cat Rosie died she was 16 and had suddenly taken ill,  Julie had started a tapestry many moons ago of two cats so she decided to finish it

aw, how sweet is that?

 It looks like they're both wearing tiara's.

I backed it with some pale green blanket to make into a cushion for her.

This will be the first time since I was little that we haven't had a cat in the family and it seems so strange not to have a furry ball wrap itself around your leg as you walk past or a furry cuddle. Rosie had a lovely life and will be missed by all of us.

Lucey x


Monkey Man said...

those are some giant needles...wowosers. Looks amazing :)

Dorothy said...

Those were big needles! I saw a woman make one of those rugs using plastic walmart bags once. It turned out pretty good. But hers was a placemat, not a rug.
So sorry about the kitty.

Mrs Pixie said...

They aren't needles, they are swords!

Love the tapestry :)

Second Hand Rose said...

Oh my god those needles are huge, they must be so hard to knit with! Aww that tapestry is so cute too. XxxX

Daisy said...

I just wouldn't know where to start! Well done you. I'm loving the kitty cushion too. Sleep tight Rosie. xx

Betty said...

Sorry your Kitty has gone, she will have gone knowing she was much loved I am sure. The cushion is lovely, hope you won't hold back on giving a home to another little creature. Betty

Josie-Mary said...

Sorry to hear about Rosie, the cat cushion is beautiful..
Those needles are huge.... it looks like hard work but love the rug! x

LaaLaa said...

That looks hard work; knitting with enormous needles! The rug is great though, so well worth it I'm sure. The cushion is just beautiful. I love it! xx

Kandi said...

Aww sorry to hear about the cat, since I left home I've never been without one I don't want to think about the day when that will come. Your mega knitting is terrific, I saw mega crochet on TV a while back and fancied that, but it does look tricky! x

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Jooles said...

WOW....that knitting is fabulous!
sad about Rosie x
happy new week
love jooles x

Connys Cottage said...

Wooow hello,

i LOVE this knitting.
That sooo great.

greatings send you Conny

The Custards said...

Sorry to hear your sad news - always a moment for reflection.

Lovely big needles - I have a large old wooden pair, I am inclined to dig them out today!