I did it! I made a rag rug. I don't know if I have the words to express how exciting and fun this project was for me. I mean, I started out with some cut up scraps, which most folks would consider garbage, and then in just a few short evenings, I had a rug. If I were the type of person who squealed with excitement, now would probably be one of those times I'd be doing so. A Few Thoughts:
*As I mentioned earlier in the week, my initial inspiration came from Mandy, but I should mention that the instructions came from this post over at This Vintage Chica (which Mandy linked to.) The funny thing is that as I was reading through the steps, I recalled that I had read the Vintage Chica post before, many years ago, long before I started crocheting. I remember thinking that even though I loved the look of the rug, it was way beyond my skill level and there was just no way I'd be able to do it. Well, I did it.
*I used mostly vintage sheets with a few other bits of older fabric I had laying around that I saw no other immediate plans for.
*This was my first time crocheting in a circle and it was much easier than I imagined.
*Not only do I like the rug, but the family all complimented it as well. It's nice when I'm not just doing this little crafting hobby for myself.
*I plan on making more, but I personally don't have much use for anymore rugs. So, if I have your address, don't be surprised if you get a rug in the mail.
*Um, I made a rug. I hate to keep going on about that, but it was beyond satisfying to be able to make something I would have wanted or needed anyway. It's just one small way of sticking it to the man.