A Finished Object? Surely not!

I can’t remember the last time I finished something! Possibly it was the last baby blanket I made, or the one for my sister’s birthday. Both of which were a loooooong time ago. I’ve moved house since then, heh.

So today I present to you … the (slightly) round cushion! ta-daaa!!!

I used Lucy @ Attic24′s Flat Circle pattern but amended to 9 initial stitches rather than the suggested 11 because I couldn’t get my tension right with it. It’s ended up a bit nonagonal (is that a word? Like a hexagon but with nine sides?) rather than circular as a result of this but I don’t really mind. It’s a nice comfy cushion and it fits in well with my chair.

What I do mind is that when I joined it together last night, I had about ten spare stitches on one side and I’ve no idea why. I made both sides exactly the same, and so they should have an equal number of stitches, shouldn’t they? I despair. I bodged it a bit and it’s joined, although has a bit of an ugly bunched look about it in once place. I have no idea how to make it better so I’m just leaving it – it’s a cushion, not the end of the world. These things happen. Doesn’t mean I’m happy about it though ;-)

The yarn was Rowan Pure Wool dk, which is my absolute favourite thing to work with. Shame they’ve discontinued loads of it really.

Colours for this cushion were:

Kiss, Gilt, Pier, Marine, Dahlia, Tangerine (discontinued), Avocado, Lavender (discontinued), Ultra-marine, Cypress and Raspberry. I used Navy to join it up because I like the contrast of it against the Cypress.

I can’t believe I’ve finished something. I hope to keep this up and work through some of my (sizeable/ridiculous) stash. It’s beginning to get raised eyebrows from Andy. Whoops.

22 thoughts on “A Finished Object? Surely not!

  1. It looks very pretty and I love the bright colors. You may \"see\" the little mistake but others won\’t. All crafters are like that – we noticed it and have to either go back and fix it or make the decision to let it go and move on.

  2. Wow!!!!!! Your projects look wonderful(they match perfectly) on that comfy red chair. It looks really inviting. I am toasting you with a cup of tea and a homemade scone!!!!!!!!!!
    Love Sarahx

  3. That chair looks so lovely! I’ll be round to have a cup of tea and some cake thanks.

    I actually really like that it’s not circular, I’m digging the straight lines!

    Definitely going to try a cushion next, but not going to go as crazy as a circle – too much too much!

  4. That chair looks very squidgy..and inviting..just right to have that chocolate eclair moment in!!!!very tempting colours…mmmmm

  5. Just Beautifullllllllllllll!!!!!
    I love all the colors on that chair.
    Good luck with your lovely little house.
    I keep my supplies in my desk draw and have a gas stove.
    I keep some stuff by my bed too.
    Thanks for the lovely blog !!

  6. Oh what a very invitable chair that is, I can see myself curled up with hook, yarn and a hot chocolate in front of the warm crackly fire, oh bliss. I do miss an open fire, as much as I love the uniform warmth of central heating, there is nothing like a fire.
    Hugs Sandi xx

  7. I don’t know why, but the word Tangerine always makes me smile – what a great word it is!

    I’m absolutely lovin your new cushion – Your nonagonal shape reminds me of an umbrella. You know you didn’t want a circular one like everyone else anyway. Yours is very original and a rainbow of colour, and it sits very nicely in your comfy chair with all your other crocheted lovelies.

    Jill x

  8. looks so inviting! i love your cosy chair with the lovely pillows and blanket, just the place to read or crochet/knit. xo, jo

  9. I like that it looks more like a nonagon than a circle. That chair looks awfully comfy.

    As for any mistakes…..the number one rule to be applied to crochet work, lack of having done housework, cooking, etc – don’t say anything and people don’t notice mistakes/dust/over-cooking/whatever!! It’s true, I promise!

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