Tuesday, September 25, 2012

WIP: a puffy petal pillow


Inspired by a lovely post over on the creJJTion blog, I decided to pick up my crochet hook and make a cute  granny square pillow for the living room. I've already ran out of the white scrap yarn I had in my stash, so i'm going to need to pick some more up before I can continue this project (along with a pillow insert.) I'm thinking of crocheting one more row of the flowers, then I'll knit up the back of the pillow in with the white.
 I just love the texture of the petals. As you can see, I had some leftover alpaca yarn from the Dovetail Cowl, so i'm using that to sew up the squares- I think it brings the project together nicely with a punch of color. You can check out details of the project and the pattern by checking out my Ravelry page.

As I wait to get the white yarn and pillow insert, i'm going back to work on my Noro Blanket, at least do one hexagon a day. Its worked on double pointed needles though, which i loathe so I doubt this new found energy to work on it will last. Other than knitting, i'm trying to think of something fun to do with the girls today. We usually have a playdate today but sadly it didn't work out this morning. Though fresh biscuits did seem to make Evelyn and Flora feel better. 


Any ideas? Two cups of coffee and my mind is still drawing a blank.

xo
Amanda

14 comments:

  1. Wow, those biscuits look yummy!! That pillow is coming together nicely:)
    -mommee

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    1. Thank you! I know you'll love the stitch
      xo

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  2. The cushion will look great. I love the colours.

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    1. Thank you! Its always a pleasant surprise when your scrap yarn comes together cohesively :)
      xo

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  3. your cushion is gorgeouos :) love the colours too.

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    1. Thank you! I'm half way through knitting the back- but of course ran out of yarn. I'm hoping to be finished with it soon though and I'll definitely be sharing pics :)
      xo

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    1. Thank you! and thanks for stopping by the blog :)
      xo

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    1. Thanks! and thanks for stopping by the blog :)
      xo

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  6. I love those colours together. Thanks for visiting my blog. I hope that you were able to find something fun to do with your little ones today. The knit that I am working on is: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/mumsbusycrafting/198-yds-of-heaven
    I've found you on Ravelry.

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  7. Thanks for sharing! The shawl pattern looks perfect- i've been wanting to knit a 'luxury' one skein item and I think you've just inspired me on what to start :)
    xo

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  8. This is so pretty, love your colour choices.

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