Wednesday, October 7, 2015

I've Done Lost My Touch!

. . . which may not come as much of a surprise to some people.

Finally finished the new autumnal toned rug I've been crocheting for in front of the kitchen sink.


I can't get the durn thing to lie as flat as I want it on the floor.


This is my second try at the rug.  I had it about two-thirds of the way done when I realized there was just too much ripple-dipple in it so tore it completely out and started again.

Yep, I've lost my touch apparently because as hard as I tried to add the increases where I thought they were needed, the rug is still not flat as a rug should be.

I'll leave it for a time while we walk and stand on it, maybe wash it to see if that pulls it together in the right places.  If it doesn't shape up by then . . . well, I'll cross that bridge when I come to it.

However, I fully realize if this is the biggest problem I have, there's no reason to complain or be upset.  For sure!  Geesh.

17 comments:

DFW said...

Love the colors! We have store bought rugs that have lost their rubber backing over the years. We slip & slide & they bunch up something fierce. If someone were to look in the window they would probably think we were dancing.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

It is lovely - the center rows remind me of corn - hope it flattens out - maybe the washing will help.

Mama Pea said...

DFW - Dancing is fine, but slipping and going boom is not. Be careful!

Mama Pea said...

JoAnn - It's been on the floor for several hours now and I think I'm winning and the rug is losing . . . seems to be flattening out. Guess it pays to walk like an elephant. (I've been told that before!)

Sandy said...

Mama Pea,

Your rug is gorgeous, you haven't lost your touch.

Patricia @ Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

I've had ripple-dipple rugs... and they can make you faulter in the kitchen. Be careful.
I've had my favorite crochet rug...for 26 years now! My son was a baby when I made it. You can't beat a good crochet rag rug.
You're right sometimes they do stretch out.
If it doesn't... toss it on the ottoman... for a colorful switch for fall!

Dawn McHugh said...

lovely colours, have you put a rubber backing on it, I hope it flattens out for you it would be a shame to discard it :-)

Mama Pea said...

Sandy - You're sweet! Glad to report the rug does seem to be behaving. We'll just keep stomping on it for a while!

Mama Pea said...

Patricia - Yep, as a last resort should it be necessary, I could toss it on top of our granddog's bed. He'd be fine with it!

Mama Pea said...

Dawn - Good idea! Rubber backing never hurts even if a rug doesn't seem to slide. Thanks.

Kristina said...

I love the colors. I've done that before, and had to rip it all out.

odiie said...

you're just trying to make the rest of us rug makers feel better. Thanks.

Laurie said...

Well it sure is cute, even if it isn't cooperating.

Mama Pea said...

Kristina - I don't know why I kept going the first time . . . guess I hoped the crocheting genie would fix the problem that was way back at the beginning!

Mama Pea said...

odiie - Not at all, m'dear. Just trying to figure out why I used to be able to whip an oval rug out with no problem and now I've contracted the ripples!

Mama Pea said...

Laurie - Aw, thanks! The good news is that it is getting a bit "flatter." I think after a washing it will be even better.

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