Rag rug along

The awesomeness that is Jodie is hosting a rag rug along. I saw the girls (Fi, Bianca, Jodie & Kate) talking about it on twitter and was tempted. Then thought nah. Don't have the time etc. Then Saturday night watching a movie I couldn't just sit there and so out came the scraps and I started ripping. I snipped and ripped 1.5ish inch strips. Measured the first strip and then got over that and guessed the rest.

I started with the plait method and used the technique Jodie was using for slipping the strip through the previous round. I couldnt get it to work, definitely an issue with me! So I decided I'd crochet it. Magic loop to start and then single crochet to get around and slip stitch to join in a circle. I single crochet around and then started adding a single crochet between each crochet into previous round. This is so I could crochet into the gap created by this single crochet. Easier on my hands. If I make a 2nd it will be using the plait, I've given myself a stiff arm/shoulder/hand crocheting it! Here's  my progress since Saturday, it's one hefty rug. Thanks ladies for the inspiration and excuse these terribly dark iphone pictures.

Rag rug progress. Looks a little rough.

#ragrug progress. Hookin away. Killing my forearm.

Last pic of the night. Off to bed. #ragrug

Progress. With #pug assistance. #ragrug

Sunday night progress. #ragrug

and….we’re back

Well, I can't make any promises but I seem to be hanging on to the blog even though I'm not often here. I'm gonna try. Seriously.

So, good Christmas and New Year? I had an awesome at home holiday with the Mrs. It helped by the addition of a new fur kid. Yep we now have 4 fur babies. Well and truly outnumbered. Meet Gossip. She's a 4 year old Pug. We purchased her off a breeder who was retiring her. She is totally adorable and so so cute. If you have a pug or have had one you'll get it. They are the sweetest, funniest, most stubborn little snorty critters. All the other critters like her, well, are getting to know her, but no major dramas which is a relief. If you've been on my flickr or instagram you would have seen her. But if you haven't here, let me bore you with my fur baby.

Gossip

Aside from that not a lot else, just movie and TV watching, going to the gym, still, yep. Oh and cross stitch.

Cross-stitch

Oh and I've joined a swap, but don't tell the Mrs, she thinks I have enough on my plate…sssh.