I’m so up in the air about showing you this because I REALLY wanted to surprise you all with a finished product, but I can’t wait. Ugh. I’ve gotta work on my patience.
Isn’t this rug the coolest thing ever? Guess what it’s made out of. Guess. Go ahead, guess! DYED T-SHIRTS! Oh, and it’s made using something I loved SO MUCH as a little kid – LATCH HOOK!!!!! I think I latch hooked about 100 (probably more like 5 MAX) pictures of cats, unicorns and rainbows. Not long ago, I was wondering why latch hook isn’t featured on DIY blogs. Is it because it’s out of style? Like macrame? Or friendship pins? I don’t know and I don’t care because this is the be-all and end-all of latch hook projects in my book.
Why do I want this, you ask curiously? Have you ever seen these. I’ll admit that they do kinda look like a yak has just died on your floor. Or maybe a tauntaun. (I SWEAR to you that I’m not a Star Wars geek). Anyway, they’re called flokati rugs. But they’re WAAAAAAAAAAY out of my price range. Especially for what I want one for – to put outside the litter boxes to catch all the ding dang litter those boys kick up on their mad escape out of there. I swear, they run out like a mynock is chasing them! (I really promise I’m not a big fan).
So the flokati is out of my price range. Big deal. I’ll make something similar out of the MOUNDS of t-shirts Ryan has waiting for transport to Goodwill. I’m not sure if I’ll dye them all one color or just make a hodge podge of different colors. OOOOHHH!!! Maybe I’ll do a throwback and make it in rainbow colors!!!! Ryan would LOOOOOOOVE that. Not. We’ll see. One thing I know FOR SURE – I’m starting this weekend as I bought a latch hook “canvas” and a hook. According to the tutorial, I’ll be done in about a year. Maybe I’m being a bit pessimistic.
Oh, and speaking of the tutorial, I almost forgot to give you the link. Durrrr. Actually, maybe it was my subconscious trying to hold on to the information until after I’m finished…