Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Circle of Fun - Bathmat

As soon as I saw "Absorba, the great bathmat" in the Mason Dixon Knitting Book, I wanted one, but I did and do enough log cabining with my blankets, so I'd rather took the circle of fun pattern and - voila - the circle of fun bathmat was in the making!


I've used Lily sugar'n cream, double strands and after many short rows a circle was created - and it was fun too! The color is Key Lime Pie, yummy, I love this pie!

I ran out of yarn knitting the outside border and had to wait until yesterday, for the yarn to arrive. Be warned, the outside border eats up the yarn like nobody's business. In the end I had only a few yards left. The orange border was small enough to bend around quite well. On the outside border I had to do some short rows in the end, so it would not stretch too much and curl up but be flat as a bathmat should be.

Here are the specifics:

yarn: Lily Sugar'n Cream 100% cotton, 4-ply worsted 14 balls (56.7g) key lime pie, 1 1/2 balls orange. Use double strand throughout.

needles: 6mm

size: 31" diameter

I had troube putting it down, but it's a mat isn't it, so in trying to get a good picture outside (which didn't happen, since there's a thunderstorm coming), I threw it down on the boards. Guess what - there's the understanding between my dogs that every fabric, knitted or otherwise put on the floor is there for their enjoyment.

I swear I have two dogs, but only Sam is always under foot. ;o)

23 comments:

Nicole said...

Cute! Love the colors!

Midnight Purls said...

I love the mat! I've been eyeing up that pattern as well in MDK. The colors you went with play off of each other very nicely!

Melanie said...

Tres cool! Those colors are fab!

Abby said...

I love the idea of using Sugar & Cream to make the circle of fun bahtmat. I had been wondering what yarn I could use. Thanks for the idea.

Sonja said...

It lookes great, I love it. Did you
just make the pattern up? Can you post it?

Sonja said...

Hi, thanks for the comment. I didn't even realize it was that rug from the MD book. It looks totally different. I really like your version as well as the book's version.

sgeddes said...

That's a great rug! The colors look good together.

Goldendomer said...

This is really cute! I love the contrasting colors that you've picked out.

jenknits said...

gorgeous, the mat and the pooch! I scrolled down on your blog and I think your work is terrific!

Beverly said...

Cute bathmat. Sam obviously has impeccable taste.

Splindarella said...

I love how it turned out! I've been thinking of doing a half-circle mat for inside the sliding door to our deck -- looking at yours, I think I'm going to go for it. :)

Mary Heather said...

Looks great!

Kay said...

You'd think I would have thought of making it in cotton! I love it as a bathmat, your colors are great.

Wow you're prolific, and it's all so beautifully done. xox Kay

Kate said...

I love it! I want to make one like that now. I was plotting a big ol' dishcloth-like mat but now I'm loving the circle of fun.
It is fabulous!

Heike said...

Tolle Idee, tolle Farben und tolles Muster - von Sam ganz zu schweigen!

LG Heike

judith said...

Your bathmat looks great, i love these colors!

Debbie said...

Oh, your circle mat looks wonderful. Great color combo.

Melissa said...

That looks awesome!

maryse said...

that's very nice. and the dog is sweet.

nona said...

What a great rug -- I'm experiencing knitter's envy. The Mason Dixon gals really hit the nail on the head, didn't they!

Shannon said...

What a nice rug! I really like your MDK projects.

Dipsy said...

Wow, this looks totally amazing, I'm impressed! I've wanted to do something similar for so long but never got hold of a suitable pattern - I guess I'll have to get the MDK book soonest possible! Your doggie is the perfect model by the way!

Debbie said...

Were your ears burning last night? I was telling my SnB group all about your circle bathmat! It looks great