DIY Rug or Wall Art

I made this awesome rug with some scrap yarn, rope/twine, and an old t-shirt! I really love how it turned out. I originally tried to follow the tutorial from Free People, here, but after many failed attempts to cut a perfect circle from cardboard that was big enough I gave up. I stumbled across this tutorial from Flax & Twine, a blog which features a lot of finger knitting  projects. I kind of put the two tutorials together to create this! 

I used the hula hoop and old t-shirt as the base for the rug. Instead of using finger knitted yarn, I used rope and other types of yarn and ribbon as featured by Free People. 




I’ve been working on this thing for YEARS. Literal years.  It’s my in-between-projects project, so I’ve been doing a few rows here and there since oh 2008 or so…

I’m really proud of how it turned out.  The photos don’t do the yarn justice either.  The colors are so spectacular and every strand has like 9 colors in it. It’s also crazy soft and amazing. Did I mention that it’s GIANT? It covers our entire Queen bed.  Perhaps that’s why it took so long…


yarn: Lion Brand Homespun in ‘Fiesta’, size 8 needles, knitted in rib

25+ DIY Arm Knitting Ideas and Tips

Winter has come and everyone wants to make some warm clothes, accessories or blankets. You can do arm knitting and make some great winter things. Why to buy some woollen blankets, scarves, shawls etc? You can do it yourself as it is quite simple. Here you will learn some exciting tips and tricks how to knit with arms.

Anyone know of a good resource to get either free or inexpensive knitting patterns for beginners?

I’m not very good at it yet, but I’m looking for some simple little projects. It’s been helping keep my hands busy.

Emphasis on simple. I can look up some stitches I’m unfamiliar with or whatever, but I need something I can stomach. I am a true beginner.

Thanks everyone! :)