Sunday, September 10, 2006

Colorful knitting

With all that was going on this summer, an urge for some bright pretty colors pushed me to finally knit this cushion kit from Rowan, a membership gift from 3 years ago.

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The colors are much brighter in real life. Not quite a cushion yet, I am still in the process of weaving in the ends. And while doing just that, in class, I received very enthusiastic comments from people that usually could not care less about knitting. Ah, the magic of pretty colors and Kaffee's immortal tumbling blocks!

For all you people afraid of intarsia, I have to say this: it is not that difficult, and it is extremely rewarding! Really!

I also made this other colorful item, for the "Home and Hearth" Rowan exchange.

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While I can see a million imperfections, especially in the finishing, (boy, did that take forever!), both the yarn store lady who sold me the needles to fill it up, and the recipient, raved about it. So maybe it's not too bad, is it?


Blogger maryse said...

the needle case is so cute. did you "wing it" or did you have a pattern.

6:24 AM  
Blogger mf said...

cute and the cusion is cute too....isn't it great using up stash yarn sometimes...;o) I do hope your doing ok

9:55 AM  
Blogger kelli ann said...

benedetta, it is so sweet! i think i need to make one too

take care, just stopping by & so sorry to hear that you lost your mum, the photo you posted of her is very tranquil & lovely.

2:38 PM  

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