Over the course of the past few months, I have made several blankets, which have helped to obliterate some of my yarn stash, but I also have had to make a mercy dash down to my local store to purchase more balls when I ran out of the colours needed to finish my projects - which of course now means I have still more yarn to use up. It's a vicious cycle, I tell you.
This is how my stash looks at the moment:
Not too alarming, is it? There are a couple more balls of Spagetti yarn floating around the place too. Looking back on these past few months, I'm quite surprised by how much I have made, and it reveals an obvious passion for making blankets. I will take a photo of everything I have made that is still in my possession to show you all some day soon.
There were some leftover balls of wool from the travel blanket I made for my friend's baby, so I chanced my arm and hoped there would be enough to make complementary cushion covers. Fortunately for me there was, because the small yarn shop that I bought the wool from has now closed down.
The lighting is very poor here at the moment *shakes fist at the winter and condensationy windows*; the red and dark grey are much darker than how they appear below. The granny square is very easy to make now; I love that I can just sit watching evening television while working on a single stitch project and not have to concentrate.
Its sister cushion is a combination of granny squares and working in rounds. I used different colours in each square to add interest and two squares have added texture with the flower details on them. I sewed some dark grey vinyl to the backs and I'm less than convinced that it works together. Ho hum.
The colour of the fabric is almost black, as pictured above. This close-up angle shows the texture and envelope closure in more detail:
Linking up for some Matariki Crafting and Show and Tell love.
Degree of difficulty: Easy. Convincing my husband they are cool - not so easy.
Time taken: 4 days
Result: Part of me thinks I should unpick the backs and just sew the granny square top to the back of the patchwork top. What do you think?