I have had this idea for a while, about the Solmate Sock Rugs. I have wanted to do something different with them, but I just wasn't sure what.
Cutting them horizontally into loops, the way I have been doing them, makes the bumpy sock rug that you have seen a hundred times. They also shed a little. The shedding does stop, after a while. They are typical "looper" rugs, just more colorful because the sock seconds are cut into 'new' loopers.
So I asked the girl that cuts for me, to try something different, and yesterday I got back a box of socks cut lengthwise, each sock into three pieces. They are similar to the heel strips I used for the funky placemats.
At first I thought they were too wide, but I was willing to give it a fair shot, so I sewed a pile of them together, end to end.
Wrapped them on the shuttle.
They have very few bumps, and they DON'T shed at all.
I love these rugs...they are the bomb. I like them better than the original Solmate Sock Rugs. What's up with that?
I finished three of them today.
And since they were the only BRIGHTNESS around, I decided to give them their due.
I remembered 'perspective', so I got down flat on the floor for these.
Rather than try to decide which one I liked the best, it is just easier to show them all to you.
You don't mind, do you?
Wow, things really do look different down on the floor.
Ah, there's that sweet place right in the middle, where all is clear.
Then I took them outside, because I thought that the white background of snow would really show them off.
Now here's my problem.
What to call them.
I initially thought that these are Solmate Sock Rugs, 2nd generation. But that sounded pretty dopey.
So I'm asking for your help.
I need to call them something distinctive, that still identifies them as Solmate Sock Rugs, but newer, better.
And for the person that comes up with a great name.......one that I actually use, there is a reward............it will be a surprise.
What? You like surprises, right????
Mid winter, we need surprises, trust me.
Decision time, one week from today.8pm.