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. Sarah says:

    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. Jeannette..aka Bonzogirl... says:

    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. jo says:

    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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