We break the Christmas knitting…
To show you this quick little leaving present for someone at my work:
It’s based on the hat worn by Jayne Cobb in an episode of the cult hit TV series Firefly. I’m pleased to say she was happy with it! No pattern given as it’s something I whipped up from my head…
In other not knitting news, I had my sewing lessons again and made more cushions! (Waiting for the rest of the class to get confident with the machines before I move in to more fun things) so here’s my latest upcycled T-shirt cushion!
It’s probably one of my favourite T-shirts that Engel doesn’t wear anymore (it’s so baggy it’s like a tent, and that was before he lost weight!) So now, it’s an awesome cushion.
And since I had time…
Well, let me explain this one, from the beginning. The beginning by the way, is some point in 2011.
This is the result of a string of disasters.
I wanted to knit my other half the big bad wolf jumper, (from the book Domiknitrix by Jennifer Stafford) so bought some wool and cast on.
Halfway through, I ran out of wool and found it to have been discontinued. I managed to find something similar so…rip rip rip went my first attempt, and I cast on again using the new wool.
I knit all the pieces, sewed them together and had him try it on. I’d sewed the arms too tight, so yank yank yank out came my sewing and back I sewed again.
It fit. Perfectly. Just the right amount of drape so as not to be snug, but not so much as to be baggy.
It was worn every day for a week before I got it off him and into the washing machine…where it did something very weird. It got both wider and shorter.
He put it on once it was a dry and it looked like a super baggy belly top…not his look at all!
OK, that did give me a chuckle.
After sitting in the naughty knitting corner for a year, I rather haphazardly turned it into a cushion. It was ok, but… I kind of sewed the cushion into the cover. So… not so easy to wash.
So today I pulled it apart again and turned it into a much nicer, neater cushion!
And that is the rather long tale of why my big bad wolf jumper is now a cushion…
There you have it for today’s post.
Starting total – 697
Wool used – 100 ( 3 this week)
Wool bought – 13
Wool given – 7
Total – 617