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On Day 13 the rug reached 50 x 32".
Time: 19 1/2 total hours included fabric preparation.
I began to notice that I was slowly losing a defined curve on the ends and straight lines on the sides. I know that in the end it will be a more rounded oval than oblong but at the rate it was going, it would have ended up with a squared off look or an odd circle. Problem? Not enough increases.
I added more increases on the ends and made the knots on the sides really tight. Once the shape I wanted returned, I knotted as usual all around only I continued to increase, increase increase on those ends!
I also began to use 2 strips of the same fabric before I switched colors to keep the color change consistent.
I am going to have a lot of fabric left. I have run out of one color. I know I want to end in the same green as the center, so I have set aside about 15 strips of that color to be sure I have enough. When I am finished with the rug, I will calculate how much was used and how much I have left over.
Day 15: 19 hours knotting time + 4 hours of fabric preparation.
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