... doesn't it look sweet :)
Its been a busy week here, getting everyone back into the swing of the school routine, and we had Little Tomboy's birthday over the weekend, so of course lots of partying, celebrating, and eating cake! No cake pictures though, I don't make their cakes, they prefer to choose from the supermarket. Don't feel bad for me, I am well over it!
Craft-wise my week was quiet. Happily though, I managed to finish a WIP - hurray! Always good when a project that's been sitting around for ages finally gets completed. However it was a crochet project with my old nemesis James C Brett Marble Chunky. I've blogged about this yarn before, I love it to look at, it comes in a giant ball of super squishiness, but I most certainly DO NOT love crocheting with it. I find it too fuzzy and splitty. It's probably just me though as I know loads of other crocheters who seem to enjoy using it.
Its a fabulous yarn in terms of colour-changing and self-striping, love those blues and yellowy-greens. I decided to make a very simple cushion cover with it, in a nice dense double-crochet v-stitch. This cushion was my crochet-whilst-waiting-in-the-car-on-the-school-run project, a really easy pattern, as it was barely a pattern at all. I always find with these variegated yarns that there's no point to much of a pattern as it can often get a bit lost in the noise of the colour changes.
We recently updated our decor in the front room and have curtains and a rug that have bluey-green tones, so this cushion works really well in there. (The throw cushions that came with our grey sofa are purple and brown, rather strange default cushions to give if you ask me!)
It's a very simple envelope style cushion cover, and I joined the sides with a double-crochet seam. After the joining here's how much yarn was left ....
Pretty good usage of a skein I'd say!
For the envelope fastening I used a couple of wooden buttons, I seem to remember that they came free with an issue of Simply Crochet a couple of years ago.
The "button-holes" are just a loop of 5 chains at the appropriate point along the final row.
I love how the cushion looks against our sofas.
My assistant was on hand to carry out a cuddle test.
She gave it a really good squidge ....
Til next time,