So I made a doily mat using this pattern my boyfriend found online (and which was also on Ravelry-- very handy) and now it's next to my bed so that every morning I step out onto a rug instead of the wooden floors :)
Isn't it pretty? here's a close up of the detail:
The artist displays her half-circle version as a door step, and several other knitters made theirs as full-circle rugs.
The large needles and bulky sheet-yarn are difficult to work with, but I am of the opinion that the final result is well worth the effort!
I have one more sheet that I can use, and I'm lucky that this artist has a second rag rug pattern! I look forward to using that one, too :)