Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Surprise Project!

I gave my friend Julie her birthday gift today, so I can finally post it here. (She loved it)(yay!)

Pattern: None. Made it up. Forgot to write down things like gauge, cast on amount etc. Oops. I got the chart for the colorwork on the front from here (tons of norwegian type color work charts and assorted free patterns)
Yarn: Recycled, dyed in my kitchen, from stash... 100% wool is about the only thing I know about it.

I woke up one morning with the idea of making a cushion that looks like a sweater. I wish I took more notes on it. As I knit it, I kept alternating between thinking it was a good idea and thinking it was a stupid idea. I think, all in all, it was a good idea and I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.


  1. i love it.. you've done a great job..

  2. That is a very cool idea and you executed it well. Make me want to snuggle up with it as thought it were a sweater which makes it an even better idea...sweater snuggling with out the sleeves to knit!

    Great job

  3. I think a cushion that looks like a sweater is a great idea! It's really cute. I love your cardigan, too. The lace is a nice touch.

  4. Julie is so lucky to have you as a friend! What an awesome B-day prezzie. We should all be so lucky as to have a friend like you. :)

  5. I think the cushion looks great and nothing is better than your own dyed wool. Your friend is so lucky.

    Btw, I llove your cardi too. Very nice!

  6. Great job on that pillow-it's soo cool.


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