Sunday, July 26, 2015

FO: My First Cushion

I decided to make a cushion to be part of my bedding. I was already attempting to make a throw for use on colder nights, so I elected to use the same yarn for the pillow as well. After searching around on Ravelry I settled on using this cushion pattern to make a cover for a 16 x 16 pillow insert. I used four different colours of Relax yarn from Numei that I bought years ago, perhaps sometime in 2011 or so, so it has some age. The yarn is now discontinued sadly because now that I have begun working with it, it has lived up to my expectations of it.

The pattern was also the first time I did a provisional cast on, did button holes and also sewed on buttons so I gained some new skills as well which is always great.

Admittedly this pattern frustrated me near the end and as I was sewing on the buttons I vowed to never again make this pattern. By the time it was done however, I was rethinking that because I am very happy with how it turn out. Isn't that the way things go?

Here it is:

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Beanie Boasting

Another post about my knitting exploits. This was made using the same yarn as my sweater and the pattern is amptly called Basic Beanie.

I detested doing the k2, p2 ribbing for 4 inches but in the end I like how it looked. I think my 'miles of St. St.' sweater spoiled me.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

My Very First Sweater

This accomplishment deserves a post indeed. I used the Sweet Harlequin pattern by Drops, but I left out the lace charts and did ribbing instead of garter edging.

I used 4 colours of Grant-Creek Yarn Semi Solids.

I originally started it last year in Nov but set it aside until May this year to work on other things. So glad I turned my full attention to it and got it completed because I love it!