Monday, August 10, 2009

Kiki Mariko at rest


As I bound off the great tube I was not excited. I felt that by sticking to my stash I had compromised the color options. As I hoisted it from the washer I was even less excited. The various stash yarns had all felted differently. But I remembered Kay's post and I kept driving. Now I adore our new rug. I could never have planned the colors this way. It looks like a watercolor to me. It feels wonderful. I am planning another, larger version.

10 comments:

knitinsage said...

it is inspiring -- i haven't wanted to take on that big of a project, and steeking, well, SCARY!

but your kiki mariko is delightful; i'm glad you love it!

meezermeowmy said...

I was thinking watercolour, too. Very nice - congrats!

Mereknits said...

Love the rug... what a great idea. I have that book and think I will take it out for a closer look.

very inspiring,
Meredith

Gale said...

It's gorgeous. Did you have to re-felt parts?

Susan B said...

It is just lovely....sometimes things turn out better if unplanned! Just beautiful!!!!

tina said...

Great job, I think it looks lovely!

Eliza said...

I love it.

Mrs. Lear said...

Thank you for the nice comments. Gale, I did have to felt the ends a little more and I steam ironed parts and tugged a little and then I just cut the edges straight.

mariko said...

It looks GREAT!!!!

ashayne said...

Well, THAT sure is beautiful! Really beautiful!

Still catching up . . . the leafcloths are absolutely brilliant.