Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Christmas catchups pt 2 - monogram cushions

Here is the second of my monogram cushions, this one for my 7yo niece, S. Purple is her favourite colour and her parents report that she just loves it, hugs it all the time and even sleeps with it (hugging it, not as a pillow!). Hearing that makes me really happy - I've picked a good recipient there, and picked the right project too - it can be quite tricky!

Pattern: Monogram cushion from Erika Knight Simple Knits for Cherished Babies, no modifications
Yarn: Rowan All Seasons Cotton, 5x50g balls, colour Pansy
Sticks: 4.5mm Addi Turbo 80cm circular - much easier than the straights I knit the first cushion on!
Time: 31 October 2006-23 December 2006 - I think I finished the knitting a few weeks earlier but just didn't quite get to the sewing up until the deadline really was approaching!!
What I learnt: Not much, as this was the second one of these, but I found that it was a lot easier to use a circular needle than straights, as it gets quite heavy once you get going.


Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you got a great recipient there--it's easy to see why she loves it. It's so cute!

Bells said...

i love these cushions! I have to make some! Great stash busters, I imagine.