my own patch of lawn!
isn't it cute? i am not sold on the flowers i knit, but for now they work. and the fun fur is actually very soft. i can see a lot of uses for this little rug. maybe it will end up in front of my kitchen sink, or next to my bed, or in front of my patio sliding door...i haven't quite decided.
yarn: 1 skein of red heart sport in limeade
4 skeins of lion brand fun fur in lime
small amount of cotton for flowers (or whatever you prefer)
width: 17" height: 13"
total cost: about $19
with 1 strand of the red heart and 2 strands of the fun fur, cast on 50 stitches. knit every row until piece measures desired height or until you run out of yarn and bind off. fyi - i still had about 1/2 skein of the fun fur left.
i did try knitting this with just 1 strand of fun fur and the acrylic but it wasn't as plush. the flowers i just knit up with no particular pattern and used mini pom-poms for the centers.
now i tried to get really creative and "mow" the word welcome into my rug. it didn't work. i was bummed. but just in case you are interested i actually made a template by printing out the letter W on cardstock. i cut out the letter and taped it to my sample swatch. then, i tried to pull as much of the fun fur up into the template as possible. just cut all that fun fur down that is sticking up inside the W. the problem? the fun fur isn't quite thick enough to hold the detail of the letter. oh well.