Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Hey, I've finished something else!

Wow - two things in two weeks (in fact, three - just wait til tomorrow!). This Christmas thing is working, I say, working! (did that sound convincing? inside I'm starting to freak out ever so slightly...)

Here is my nephew L's cushion:

Pattern: from Erika Knight's Simple Knits for Cherished Babies. It is about 45cm x 45cm, which is a good size for a child's cushion I think.
Yarn: Rowan all seasons cotton 5x50g balls. Can't remember the shade - the photos are fairly true to colour. Lovely to knit with.
Sticks: 4.5mm straights (pattern recommended 4mm, but you know, the tension issue)

Time: This is a quick knit - the Rowan really zips along. But I finished the knitting back at Easter (I think it took about 2 weeks), finally blocked it about a month ago, and then sewed up on Sunday night.
What I learnt on this project: Very straightforward project, no modifications - although now that I've sewn it up, I might have made the flap at the back crossover more, I think it will gape a bit. I'm also thinking about adding some type of tie or button closure just to be sure - the flap is not as tight as I'd like it to be. But overall, I'm very happy with this.


Janette said...

The ASC cushion looks fabulous. It does knit up well.

Love home baked cheesecakes - they are the best!

jacqui said...

Gorgeous kid-friendly cushion. Love that ASC! Cheesecake looks mighty fine too.

Nora said...

Jane, I love it - and your photos are beautiful. x

Anonymous said...

I have that book! Why haven't I made this gorgeous little pillow??

You did a fantastic job & have put this on my to-do list.

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous cushion --- what a lucky nephew!