Sunday, June 15, 2008

Pirate Cushion - half way!!

Wow... this is my first attempt at complex colour work from a template and I'm really pleased with it! I can't possibly show you the back, it needs some serious threading in, but hey its gonna be a cushion, so as long as the stitches are held firm, what does it really matter?
The back is in progress too, its gonna be a red border like the front, with blue and white stripes. On schedule for Glenn's Birthday... hope he will like it x

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Pirate Cushion - photos at last

Here is the plan for the cushion - based on Zoe Mellor's Pirate Sweater - its only a few rows, but its a start and I love the colours

Monday, June 02, 2008

The start of the Pirate Cushion

I started the cushion, did all the calculations, well so I thought. With the border complete and the start of the colourwork, but 2 hours later I realised that I had positioned the motif in the wrong place, not accounting for a navy border at the sides too :( Well I have frogged it and re-calculated, but too tired now to start on it again. I usually frog at some point on a project, so hopefully this is the frog time over with.... fingers crossed

Sunday, June 01, 2008

From Roam to Pirate cushion

Roam is offically on hold - not really happy about this, but needs must, I have so many other projects waiting in the wings that are more pressing. Its Glenn's birthday coming up and I want to make a Pirate skull & crossbones cushion, based on the pirate sweater in Zoe Mellor's "The Big Book of Kid's Knits". Its gonna be knitted in DK cotton in navy blue, red & white... very excited about getting it started cos I can't wait to see his face when he sees it!!

Well its cast on time, so more news and a picture once its started