Monday, January 20, 2014

Large Scale Knitting - Update

Jamie D. knitting with giant needles

You may remember Jamie and her giant knitting needles as I have posted about them earlier in two separate posts - here and here.

Off the needles
January 2014
At Saturday's Fiber Guild meeting, Jamie revealed the finished rug during Show and Tell. 

The rug "yarn" was made from old, promotional T-shirts.

Those who have knit with T-shirt yarn know that it is heavy and awkward to handle. I applaud Jamie for working with the heavy material AND the large, heavy needles to create this rug.

11 comments:

  1. Looks like she did a good job of keeping her tension even. That must have been hard to do with such heavy yarn and needles.

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  2. It makes my arms ache just to look at her picture! LOL

    Looks like she got a very cute rug in the end though.

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  3. Nancy

    I Have to try that. I need new rug for the bathrooms. Great idea. Im inspired. I have some big big needles …but not as big as those. Still, I think it will work

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  4. Yea, Jamie! It looks great...and the color is right on trend. It will be bright and cheery in her bathroom. I'm proud of her too.

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  5. Good to see the end product. I'm sure I wouldn't have got past row 2.

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  6. the neighbor is doing some "arm Knitting" it looks interesting! Those big needles must have been really awkward...but her persistence paid off:)

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  7. I would love to try that sometime, tho it looks like hard work ;)

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  8. I'm finding #7s too heavy, so she has my respect!

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  9. Interesting rug. But where did she find all those neon green t shirts? Or did she dye the shirts. Maybe it doesn't take as many shirts as I think if would. Questions, questions.

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  10. I've seen something similar done with plastic bags, but I haven't seen t-shirts. My wrists hurt just looking at it.

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  11. Amazing! Those needles must be challenging. I saw some size 50 in a store recently and thought they were big, but these are HUGE. It looks like she cut the t-shirts into strips?

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