Knit Selvedge Rug

I have basically completed my knit selvedge rug--just need to tuck in the trimmed ends!  It probably won't get to its new home in time for Christmas, but at least it's done.  And it only took three years to save enough selvedge to have enough. I used instructions from Crazy Mom Quilts. My finished rug is about 29" x 37"--it is BIG.  I cast on 38 stitches as directed.  I think I would only cast on 28 or 30 stitches if I made another.  As you may recall, I made two "yarn" balls that each weighed right around two pounds, 14 ounces.  I had measured out that five yards of selvedge weighed .8 ounces, which meant that each ball was approximately 287.5 yards.

When I finished, one ball weighed 4.6 ounces (about 28.75 yards remaining) and one weighed 4.2 ounces (26.25 yards left).  I guess you could estimate needing 500 yards of selvedge to knit a decent sized little rug.

I am up to date on Bonnie Hunter's Grassy Creek mystery quilt.  Here are each week's clues in order from week one to week three.  I really can't see how this is going to look together, but I will just trust the process.

I think week three's units look like little gnomes!

Remember my cute little deer pillow?  It's on its way to its new home, but I missed seeing it, so I made a new one yesterday.  I need to sew the binding down and put in a pillow.  I purchased a pillow form yesterday, then, while looking for something in our designated storage room, I found a brand new one the correct size.  Ugh!  I can't wait until we can get everything in our house finished and back to normal.  I hate not being able to quickly find something and I don't enjoy having a lack of organization.

Pears were on sale at the grocery store last week, so I had my husband buy me seven pounds.  I had just enough jars left to make seven pints.  Yum, yum, yum.  This is the recipe I use.  The only change I make is to make a lighter (less sugar) syrup from the Ball canning guide and I cut my pears into smaller wedges.

We got snow overnight, our first this winter.  I'm not really a fan.  

Guess that's about it for this week.  I'm testing my blocks for the guild BOM I'm hosting starting in January, working on a client's quilt, and will be working on the Grassy Creek mystery once the next clue drops on Friday.  What are you working on this week?

Linking with For the Love of GeeseMy Quilt Infatuation, and From Bolt to Beauty.


  1. Wow! That selvedge rug is fabulous! And you’ve been so industrious! So many pretty sets.


  2. Hey it's all done! Looks great! But, wow, that's a lot of fabric to go through for those selvages! Ugh, I sooo wanted to join in Bonnie's mystery for once! I keep thinking I'll go back and catch up but I haven't even tried to pull fabrics. How long does she keep the instructions up? I know they go away after awhile.

  3. I'm so envious, I love how your rug finished. There is a small ball in one of my baskets where I've saved narrow strips. Thank you for linking up to Put your foot down.

  4. Your knitted selvedge rug is intriguing, and very pretty! I too used Crazy Mom Quilt's tutorial to crochet a rug. Though I use selvedges in projects, I also save the unprinted selvedge edges to make things. The latest use of them was to use a peg loom and weave a selvedge rug. I'm completely smitten with it, and love stepping on it when I get out of bed each morning. Sorry that you live someplace with snow. I did that for decades in Iowa, and eight years ago moved to Florida. Ahh. I like this weather much better!