Monday, January 30, 2012

a-looong

There has been talk of addiction (and not just from me). More than one person may have twittered, bookfaced or emailed about planning a second rag-rug already. In fact this is Georgia's second one.
and jenny's crochet



Bree's sheets and jelly roll combo
Sue's starting out

I hope it is OK to borrow these pics people, if not please just let me know and pop your photos on flickr if you get a chance, oh and while you are there, check out what Nicole managed in just one night . Remember you can join in whenever you like, no deadlines, no rush.....and this weeks prize is going to Nicole because its nice to know someone else is just as addicted as I am.
and mine ? well you could say it's cat-sized.

As it gets bigger, each 'round' is taking longer and longer so it has lost a bit of that "ooh watch it grow" appeal but I am really loving it and plan for it to get much much bigger. I am really enjoying the repetitive kind of switch-the-brain-off nature of this rug bizzo, much much more than I expected.
I am randomly adding colours but am already wondering about how a tonal rug would look - all shades of green, or blue ? Then I think about a natural linen kind of rug with a big thick red border around the outside. Or maybe a shades of grey rug....
When I asked on twitter how many of these rugs I could have in my house before it got weird .
The answer was one......but I am pretty sure they were answering on a per room basis.

34 comments:

  1. So how many, per room, were you planning?

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  2. definitely one per room ....at least!! and I like the idea of the linen one....hhmm, if it wasn't so expensive I could be tempted by a wool one....definitely addicted..!
    lizzie
    xxx

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  3. Oh yours is soooo pretty. I think crocheting it makes it thicker?? Or it could be me guessing 1.5 inch strips, I'm actually ripping 2 inch strips...Mine weighs a ton! I actually prefer the plaited look...Hmmm. Next one. Would be easier on the hands, crocheting is killing my arm/hand.

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  4. Pfft! What would they know anyway. Love your rug. Cherrie

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  5. Oh it's just gorgeous Jodie.
    At least one per room. Perhaps you shouldn't be taking advice from me, clutter queen, more is less, with bears bears everywhere.
    Anyway its only weird if you think it is. i think I've resigned to the fact that I am weird a long time ago...

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  6. Addiction is sometimes a good thing. My cat would love your rug too :)

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  7. I like... a lot! A tonal one would be magnificent.

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  8. I was thinking about a red and grey combo too. And was thinking thinner strips = tablerunner, placemats, coasters......

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  9. Wow - it's looking fab! I hope to start mine this week. Love the natural linen/red border idea ... hmmmm!

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  10. oooooooooo LOVE!!!!!!!!
    I was watching the Craftapolooza one happening on instagram last night and felt my fingers twitch.
    I think I might be ripping strips very soon.
    Still have no idea how you sew it all together though...

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  11. I'm starting to relate to the addicted to rag rugs thing. Yours is looking good!!!

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  12. Bree is on the money, one large rug on the floor (or two small mats), then you make seat pads (easily justified if you have wooden chairs with no upholstry..but plain werido if you do!) and believe it or not the rug hookers make rugs for on the WALL! Happy plaiting.

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  13. Tonal rugs, have you seen these, I've had them in my Etsy favourites for yonks, I really want a sunshine one...
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/greenatheartrugs?ref=top_trail

    Your's is looking good, but so far, I have no desire to make one myself... enjoy the process.

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  14. ooh, I love it! yours is looking so good. I love the colours and the way they are speckleding (not a real word). I must move from cutting strips to actually crocheting mine.

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  15. the cat sat on the mat.

    I really wasn't getting the rug thing, but now I see the pretty kitty, I get it. It's a foil for magisterial furryness.

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  16. Ooooh, my cat Jessie would so love that rug! She'd get her claws going doing the 'nesting' thing good and proper.... and the rug looks like it would wear that pretty well!

    And, I may seem really ignorant and remedial here... but what is 'bookfacing'? I don't think I've ever bookfaced anything.

    Oh, duh, just having written this out I now get it. Gawd I'm bloody daft.

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  17. You can never have enough rag rugs!! And I really like the sound of the linen/red border one!

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  18. Justification Jodie, justification.

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  19. Wow, my cat likes the KOKOŞ too. Beautiful carpet. :)

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  20. ooh, thanks for putting my ruggy up. I have to say, I needed to pay a bit more attention to where I was increasing as it ended up a little wiggly waggly. But my daughter used it this weekend to sit on while playing lego, and she said it passed the test. I do like the look and feel of the plaited ones better. Yours is GORGEOUS. And your kitty cat is just smoochelicious. As for how many in one house...well, I have two and I'm thinking we could do with another....2 or 3 maybe. It may take me a number of years to make them, but really they are just lovely to stand on (or curl up on if you are a cat)

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  21. Please don't get me wrong , your rug is fantastic but the cat omg the cat ! That's not Jude is it ?
    Your rug is growing bigger than a pizza !

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  22. Oh my! I love these rag rugs. We have a group of ladies here who taught ladies in the embassy shelters to crochet and I've bought rag rugs from them. I have one in the kitchen and one on a chair in the tv room. I also have a little rag rug that I bought years ago and it is in the kitchen. I definitely think that one is not enough. :) Lovely work. Best wishes, Tammy

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  23. I've had make a rag rug in my "just for me " to do list for quite some time LOl! may just have to try this!
    Helen

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  24. That last photo is adorable! I do believe your cat has claimed it! :o)

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  25. Well it depends on how many animals you have because each animal would have to have one and then multiply that by the number of rooms you have as you wouldn't want to pets to fight and they won't be able to carry them from room to room. And then there's the spare ones just in case....... And that's even accounting for the human people in your house either. So plenty!

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  26. per room basis. haha!! Love the last pic of that adorable grey kitty occupying your rug!

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  27. It's so cheery, what a beautiful way to cheer up a room.
    x

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  28. The colors on that last rug is just gorgeous. I love the dappled effect. I'm really inspired by it.

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  29. My fingers are itching to get in on this. I have some fabrics I no longer want to quilt with but they would look great (I think) in a rug.

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  30. I really like that last sentence!

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  31. Didn't know you could crochet a rag rug but why not!?

    Your cat is so cute - mine tends to walk off mid photo session! Unless I give her treats!

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  32. The question in my house is not how many but how big...

    Great to see that that crochet rag rug is taking off.

    http://www.whydiss.blogspot.com.au/2012/01/large-rag-rug.html

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  33. wow Jodie thats like confetti in a rug. i love it. and i want to make one. i'll add it to the list..though it has skipped to near the top. i really love it. and the look on your cats face. i love it too.

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Hellloooooo !!!!