Wednesday, August 02, 2006
Knits for the Home
Some of you might have seen this as an almost-FO on the Summer of Stash site, but here is the pillow-that-used-to-be-a-sweater all finished. This was my Project Spectrum project for July.
Yarn: Crystal Palace Labrador
Notes: This was an incredibly quick knit, because I deliberately chose the pillow by finding one that matched the size of the back of the sweater that was already knitted. So I ripped both sleeves and cardigan fronts, ripped the armscye shaping out of the back, and knit from there on US11s furiously for about two days. I seamed using a single crochet, and it creates a sort of rustic welt on the side.
Finally, the 5 buttons were sewn on yesterday with the help of my Rosebud.
All in all, a very satisfying knit, mostly because I have finally released a over two-year old UFO and turned it into a thing of comfort and beauty for my soon-to-be-painted guest room, which will soon see my co-blogger, Ann, who is coming next week for a short but sweet visit with the always witty BackBou and her lovely girls.
And the winner of the Hollywood Knits book is Brandy! E-mail me with your snail-mail address so I can get it to you!