Last summer, I had this great idea to make a set of four knitted and felted placemats for a friend of mine when she mentioned she would like to make some for herself. I know she would never find the time for a project like this, so I got some yarn for this project and started knitting.
I modified the ballband dishcloth pattern from Mason Dixon Knitting by making it much larger and finished placemat number one, but then I didn’t really like it. It just wasn’t good enough to give as a gift, so I scrapped the original plan of making four of them. The placemat sat around for awhile and once I thought I could turn it into a felted needle roll like the one my SP11 pal made for me. But it sat around for a little while longer because I was working on other knitting projects.
We got a new microwave yesterday and this unloved felted placemat finally found a home protecting the top surface of it from scratches. It doesn’t quite cover the top from side to side, but it does from front to back, and I’m quite pleased that I found a functional use for it finally. Not bad, eh?