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!
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)