I missed the milestone of the previous post being my 100th! Oh well, 101 is just a cool to commemorate.
I'll do it in style, with a new finished item. Before I left the States almost 2 years ago, I bought a few crochet books to bring with me, as I was just getting into it, and I wasn't sure what the selection would be like when I got her. I needn't have worried, as there's plenty to choose from at the local library. But I'm still glad I got them. Once of my purchases was Crochet Me: Designs to Fuel the Crochet Revolution. It's got lots of cute patterns. I've been wanting to make those fishnet thigh highs on the cover for awhile, but first I had to go for something a bit less fussy. I decided on the Circle Motif Rug.
Then one day I was at JJ's Crafts in Greenmeadows looking for buttons for one of the baby sweaters I knit. And out front in a basket was a HUGE skein of really thick yarn with the sign "Rug Wool - $10". It wasn't the colour I wanted, but I thought it would have to do, as the chances of finding similar wool again was slight.
The skein was a bit of a big tangled mess, but I managed to get it into a ball. A big ball.
Well, here's the boy sitting on the finished rug! I think he may end up adopting it for himself, despite the fact that I made it for the back door step.