Friday, January 27, 2012

The Amazing Shrinking Purple Pillow

Before Levi was born I started a blanket for him. I was a novice knitter and the blanket went nowhere fast, so after he was a year and a half I decided that I would make it into a pillow for his bed. He still uses it every night, he'll never know how much I love that. A year ago I decided it was only fair if I made a pillow for Eliana too. I wasn't in a big hurry to finish it b/c she was still to young for a pillow, so I just worked on it in between projects. After Christmas I decided to get serious about finishing it, it had been 10 months and I had only knit about 3 inches. Apparently I had forgotten that making one of these is like making 1/2 of a baby blanket.
Finally after a month of focusing on it I felt like I was nearing the end, but every time I would measure I was 2 inches short. So I would knit what I felt like was 2 inches more and measure again and still be 2 inches short. I did this like 4 times. It was driving me crazy.
I finally decided it was close enough and cast off. It fits perfect. Ellie loves it.

You can't see the stitch pattern very well, but I love it. It's this beautiful
ridge stitch from the Readers Digest Complete Guide to Needlework. (The ancient book I taught myself to knit from)
I wish the pictures showed of the pattern better, it really is very pretty and girlie.
I'm so happy to have it finished so I can move on to other things.
Thanks for reading.


Miss Jenn said...

I always love the colors you choose! So bold and crisp and pretty! Great job on the pillow, as always!

Anonymous said...

I love the purple!
It looks so comfy and cozy :-)