Though I see myself as a sweater knitter, I occasionally dip into home decor items.
I love to decorate. I'm not great at it, but I'm learning. I read books and blogs about it and I used to watch a lot of HGTV and TLC shows on homes (when I had cable).
Knitting is a great opportunity for decorators because you can create something to your exact texture and color desires.
Things at my apartment are getting shaken up and I'm going to need to get some new furniture. I am also making myself a rug.
Rugs are so expensive. I went to Michael's and bought $50 of on-sale yarn in several shades of brown and tan and I am crocheting a thick area rug that would probably cost over $100 in a store. In fact, I'm going to have leftover yarn, so all in all this rug will cost around $18!
I am also looking forward to making some throw pillows and possibly hanging an afghan up on the wall (done in the same browns, but adding in a deep red color, which is probably my favorite color. I found a pattern that is a knit map of the world. I think that would look amazing.
While looking at home patterns on Ravelery, I started getting ideas about making bath mats too.