This is the last project that I finished before I left for St. Louis. This place mat, which is one of two, is made by knitting strips of fabric together, just like yarn. The only difference is that I just tied on a new strip of fabric to the end of each previous strip and keep knitting, pulling the knots through so they are part of the design. Each row is knit. Here’s a close up.
I don’t have my sewing machine, so I started another set of knitted place mats. I’m going to just use off-white, red, and green in this next set. I may tea-dye them, too.
I made an apple crisp earlier and have a meatloaf in the oven. Now I just have to heat up some mashed potatoes and corn from the freezer.
I downloaded 105 images from my camera today, so you will see more of my St. Louis trip soon, especially from my afternoon at the Missouri Botanical Gardens.