So H and J join L and S from 2006 - I don't have a picture of H & J together though as I finished H on New Year's Day in time for the family Christmas, but only finished J today!
Pattern: Monogram cushion from Erika Knight's Simple Knits for Cherished Babies - very simple effective pattern - doesn't even need a button or zip for the closure, that's how simple it is!
Yarn: The pattern calls for Rowan All Seasons Cotton, which is what I used for the first two cushions. Fortunately, Patons Australia has brought out a very economical yarn which is extremely similar - Patons Washed Haze. Now, the colours aren't comparable, but those which are available are good basics, and it knits up really well - I might do a yarn review in another post. Each of the new cushions took 5.25 x 50g balls of the Patons Washed Haze - cream for niece H, and denim blue for nephew J.
Sticks: 4.5mm KnitPicks Harmony Options
Time: H: 1 December 2008 - 1 January 2009; J: 25 December 2008 - 10 January 2009 - so both technically 2009 FO's, although most of the knitting was done in 2008!
What I learnt: Well, I didn't make any modifications, except for the yarn, so didn't learn much - except that sewing these up was a lot quicker than I remembered from the last ones!