It worked! The public airing of my stalled cushion project was enough to make me pick up my hook and finish it:
Made in Uist 100% cheviot wool ‘Solas’ on a 4.5mm hook. The stitch patterns are Shells and pebbles and Fences, both learned at Kiki’s Craft Corner.
Contrary to all the available evidence on this blog I have been working on something other than baby blankets recently:
They are squares of Uist wool in two different textured stitches, and my intention is to make them up into a cushion to replace one of these:
This bit requires rather a lot of counting of stitches, which explains why I have paused for a while. I am posting them on the blog as a little jolt to my conscience to get on and finish them!
It seems a long time ago now, but some of you might remember my Candy Crush baby blanket (here). Well I had some ends of yarn left over and managed to make some teeny tiny squares from them:
And there was just enough to put them together to make a cushion. I am quite pleased with it actually.
You might remember my first Uist wool cushion cover here
Well a recent trip to Uist saw me returning with enough yarn for another cushion, so now there are two!
They are not quite identical (who knew there was more than one way of sewing a strip of ripple stitch up?) but they are entirely in keeping with each other, and I am pleased with them both.
And just in-case you can’t pop over to Uist yourself they are now selling their lovely wool on-line (here)
I have had some fun recently making mini-rectangles in Granny stripes. It is a great way of playing with colours on a small scale, and has made some useful inroads into my stash too.
In my mind these were going to be little blankets for dolls or bears, but it has been suggested that I should make cushions from them. They are about 33 x 28cm but could be larger, and have a slightly retro look.
So what do you think?
Well it has taken a while but I have finally made my ‘Wheels within wheels’ panel into a cushion.
I used some grey linen and made an envelope style cushion cover then hand sewed the panel onto the front. It has worked out quite well I think. The original post for the panel is here, and thanks once again to Little Woolie for the inspiration
Thanks to Orla Kiely For the colour inspiration for this cushion cover. See here
The yarn is Drops muskat in vanilla yellow, sky blue, light yellow, rust, khaki and medium grey, and the whole thing was made in crossed trebles on a 5mm hook. This time I did remember to incorporate an opening, and there are some cute red buttons to finish it off: