Tuesday, 27 November 2007
A great start to the day
I woke earlier than usual this morning, so rather than doze off again I went and made myself a cup of rooibos tea and brought it back to bed with a stack of knitting books. I spent a pleasant hour and a half looking through the books - some from the library, some my own - and also took the opportunity to crochet some ties onto my cushion cover to finish it off.
This was a good haul of knitting books from the library, some of which I hadn't seen before.
And this is the finished cushion cover, stuffed with my patchwork blanket. One side I made as a "log cabin" block, which entailed a lot of binding off and rehanging on the machine to complete. I was pleased that the technique worked, as I was making it up as I went along. The other side is just stripes, as I had used up nearly all of the yarn by that time! I think I actually prefer the reverse of the striped square, but by the time the thought occurred to me, I had already starting sewing the squares together.