I can't believe it's an entire year since I last posted anything! This doesn't mean I haven't been knitting, though - I NEVER stop knitting! It's just possible that My Other Life (the one that doesn't have knitting in it) has been intruding a bit much. Anyway, I'm back and will make an effort to catch up, starting with my Giant Cushion. This cushion actually started life as one of those neck cushions – you know: designed to support your neck while you sleep. I've been through several of these and have come to the conclusion that only angels can support my neck while I sleep as none of them work.
Now imagine a jumper knitted by someone who couldn’t read a pattern, using thick, cheap, nasty acrylic yarn, back in the days when jumpers were basically vast tunics. Horrors! But the colour of the yarn was lovely – a rich, buttery cream. I don’t recall ever actually wearing this jumper and as it was knitted in my pre-knitting days, it’s been at the bottom of a box for decades. I had already taken it apart before it occurred to me to take a photo of it – never mind. Just think HUGE. The yarn might be cheap and nasty but perfect for furnishing. It was lovely to knit with too – about the best thing you can say about cheap acrylics. I used my lace rib pattern for this which I got to know so well that I could knit it in the dark. It took a LONG time to knit but it’s done and the cushion is now used mostly as a rest for my sore foot......but that’s another story!
|I knitted four "scarves" to fit the cushion, two shorter, two longer. The longer ones fold over the end of the cushion to button closed.|
|The pattern stood out more clearly once it was on the cushion|
|Not exactly a work of art (those end bits are a bit untidy) but I like it|
|I used pretty buttons I'd been saving for a worthwhile project - buttonholes already provided!|