Friday, 21 March 2014

DIY Wool Pillow. Woo.

I was generously given wool for Christmas. Loads of it. Not sure how my Secret Santa got that idea; surely, it couldn't have been due to my failed attempt to make a scarf the previous year? It ended up being a mess - holes dotted along the scarf. Not the most efficient scarf.

Not to be put off by that, I decided to forget that was my first attempt and researched (Youtubed a bit) before embarking on my first *ahem* project. A pillow. 

See below for some instructions and the outcome...

It took about 16hrs ( yes, terribly slow as I had to 'go back' a few times. Not sure that was the technical term - don't quote me) and 120metres of the woolly stuff to produce this. It was stockinette and then half way,2x2 cabling. I think that's what it's called! 
As you can see it turned out small. Baby sized kind of small. Thus, no longer a pillow of purposes, but with just one purpose; decorative only! Hah.

I'm happy how it turned out, disregarding the size. This probably could make a lovely gift for my nephew or niece.

However, this is my FIRST knit project, so I'll probably keep it and give them a ball of yarn. They probably won't notice the difference!

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