Saturday, August 7, 2010

.made.










i know i only showed you a bit of the rug yesterday. yes, i did that on purpose. sorry to be so suspenseful! you see, i hadn't finished the ends yet, so i waited. clearly, i finished the ends since then, and here is the result! i really like it, especially for my first rug attempt.

i grabbed all the good colors of lamb's pride yarn that i had and brought them to chelsea. i liked how these four interacted, so they were the lucky ones. however, i didn't realize that one skein of the oatmeal was thicker than the other. in fact, i didn't realize this until the thinner weight ran out and i began weaving with the bulky one. oops! i just kept going, since this rug was destined to be mine and the show had to go on.

the second little problem was that i really needed one more skein of the oatmeal in order to make it 3ft long, which was my goal. after consulting with my sister (she came to help me on saturday, thank goodness!), we decided that inserting a nice, wide charcoal band would solve the problem and look quite nice. besides, i had been inventing the striping pattern as i went along, so what was a little more improv? not only did it work, but i think this rug would be too boring without it, so i'm really happy with my less-than-perfect planning.

don't you love it when little (or big) mistakes end up being the best part about a piece?

13 comments:

Jacqueline Garet said...

ooooohhh beautiful :)

Brittany Noel said...

Thanks Jackie! I'm glad you found me over here, maybe we won't lose touch :)

French Press Knits said...

Stunning-thanks for sharing it with us!

Carlene said...

That's Lamb's Pride? I never would have guessed! (Love Lamb's Pride, just never thought of it woven!)

It's gorgeous, and I just love the charcoal stripe and asymmetry. Really beautiful.

xo

k said...

Impressive!!!

Brittany Noel said...

Hi Melynda! Thanks, I'm glad you like it :)

Brittany Noel said...

Indeed, Carlene! It weaves quite nicely. One of my friends from school also wove with it (for cowls, not a rug) and it was gorgeous. Lamb's Pride can do anything! Thank you for your kind words :)

Hi Kristin! Thanks for stopping by, I love seeing new people :)

carrie said...

I adore this! It should live in the same room as the Faygo box, which I also love. I love making the best when the mistakes work out just right. It's like the "design gods" are taking the reigns because we need to learn something, lol. The dark bit really is so perfect.

Brittany Noel said...

I think this rug and the Faygo box would become the best of friends! I do love that Faygo box. Eric's great aunt and uncle gave it to us when they moved out of their house. They had some other ones, too, that were equally awesome, but they weren't ready to give them away yet. Hooray for mistakes! At least, when they work out...

Matt Chung said...

so awesome! I want to take a nap on it.

I have wedding ideas/ things I saw that I want to share with you.

Brittany Noel said...

Matt,it's so soft and nice on my feet. You'd have to curl up pretty small to nap on it though; it's only 2x3ft... Yes!! Share wedding stuff with me! Email me :)

Jesse said...

It's lovely, and that charcoal band is perfectly placed!

Susan said...

I agree, this worked out very well.