Monday, June 21, 2010
FO: Poofy bath mat
Voila! This is secret project #1, which I am excited to finally be able to show! It's a poofy bath mat, designed by Silvana (aka Rosalia) in my knit group. Here is the pattern, free on Ravelry!
It is very poofy and soft indeed, and Cammy loved it so much that I had to sticky-roller the mat to remove any cat hairs a few times before taking pictures. The leaves protrude upwards and cushion any feet that might dare step on such a piece of art.
The yarn is Plymouth Fantasy Naturale Solid, a cotton worsted-aran weight, held double. The pattern calls for Sugar & Cream, but the nearest place that carries that is too much gas mileage away. I ended up using 497 yards (~3.5 skeins) of the main color and 58.5 yards (~0.5 skein) of the contrast color...so basically half a skein of each was leftover to make a matching scrubbie.