(Note: This post was written by Laurel Regan and originally published in a separate blog called “Fibre Yarns”, which was later merged with Alphabet Salad.)
Adapted from LiveJournal entry originally posted February 19th, 2005:
I’m so excited – I’m finally making a Loopy Bath Mat! *happy dance*
It all started when I saw a post in the LJ Crochet Community. I totally fell in love with this bath mat, and knew I had to make one for myself… and thankfully, the pattern is online!
I decided to make it in cotton instead of acrylic, because I’ll be using it as a functional rather than a decorative item – and while some acrylics can be lovely and soft and pretty, they are most definitely NOT absorbent, and I think absorbency is highly desired in a bath mat. *grin*
Unfortunately, I have zero idea how much yarn I’ll need, so I picked up two ginormous (340 grams/12 oz. each) balls of Bernat Handicrafter Cotton in “Potpourri Ombre” ($7.87 plus tax each), and will hope for the best. If I near the end of the first ball and am not yet halfway through the mat, I’ll do a wide stripe in a solid colour matching one of the colour flecks in the yarn, and then carry on with the second ball.
The loopy rows are slow going, but I imagine I’ll pick up speed after getting into the project a bit more. I’m having so much fun with it, and am looking forward to seeing the finished product!