This bathmat seemed to take me forever to knit. Mostly because I just did not want to knit it. If you ever need a knitting work-out and really want to feel the burn, pick up the Absorba that you are knitting with five strands of dishcloth cotton on size 15s! I am happy to say that it is done! This picture shows its size after having been washed and dried once. It really did not shrink too much, not as much as the dishcloths do. I am so happy it is done!!!