Monday, November 28, 2011

Knitting Up a Storm

Once upon a time, someone came to my house and dropped off two uncovered pillows with the promise that she would make some original pillowcases - one for each of my kids.  These uncovered pillows sat and waited, came along with us through two moves, and still sat there uncovered.  The promise probably long forgotten.  I don't sew, so I left those pillows to wait and see if they really would get covered by that promise.

One day I was looking at my yarn stash and thinking that I needed to use up or get rid of some of it.  I remembered the pillows that still sat and waited and immediately started knitting.  I decided to make a patchwork pillow with what I had on hand.  It has been months of knitting here and there, but this past week I decided to spend my AEDM days finishing it up.

I was so relieved to finally get my son's pillow done, that I decided to get started on my daughter's.  I'll keep my fingers crossed that I'll have it done in time for Christmas.  Might be hard, since I'm probably the slowest knitter in the world!


nanke's stuff said...

What a great use of leftover yarn! I'm sure your children will love them and treasure them all the more because you made the for them! nancy

Anonymous said...

Your son's turned out really nice, and I love the purple on your daughter's--what a great idea!

Vee said...

Thank you, ladies! I do hope that they love them.