• Knitter Interrupted

    Call me a little enthusiastic.

    The fundraising over, my bedroom clean, the dream knitting chair now home I dove head first into some new knitting. 

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    Maybe a little too enthusiastic.

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    I've already run out of yarn (for this project anyway). :( I ordered another skein of the Darn Good Yarn Sari Ribbon in Bone, but my lumbar pillow for the dream knitting chair won't be finished until that sucker comes in the mail. I'm very happy with this project. It's a quick knit based on my own simple pillow cover design, which I'll publish here once I'm done with it. It's the perfect thing to do with recycled sari ribbon, or any ribbon yarn really. I don't like the feel of ribbon yarn for scarves or hats, but for home stuff it works really well. I can't wait for it to be finished.

    Big needles and big yarn, usually the last thing I want to wear, but it looks great on pillows. I did one side pink and started the other in "Bone", which is an ivory white with little hints of pink. Kind of reminds me of Gwen Stefani's wedding dress. 

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    Sometimes the knitting just finds you. After all this crazy I just needed something quick and creative. It feels good to be back.

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  • Knitting Staycation

    It's Spring Break. It did not occur to me in my youth that my ideal Spring Break would be to stay inside knitting all day.

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    But there it is. 

    It's not just spring break for my kids, but it's spring break from me having to drive them all over town, so heck yeah I spent Monday in my pj's knitting and binge watching Wolf Hall. 

    Staycation bonus? A Finished Object.

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    Yes it's finished, even with little strings hanging around. The recycled sari ribbon is imperfect and so this pillow is meant to also be imperfect. I can't tolerate an environment without any rough edges. 

    My Darn Good Yarn recycled sari ribbon arrived in record time. I wasn't even expecting to receive it until this week so I was surprised to find it in my mailbox from Saturday's delivery. 

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    I bought the last skein of this yarn at least three years ago so I didn't think that the yarn would match very well, but it did.

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    I'll do a separate post about how you can make yourself a ribbon pillow, but you can see that I finished it off by binding off through picked up stitches on the opposite side of the pillow, leaving this cool knitted edge. 

    Oh wait? Is that a new knitting project? Yep. More on that another time.

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