i finally finished knitting my pillow cover! i think i started some time in october. i just knit a long rectangle in stockinette, bungled some button holes for the wonderful handmade buttons marian (florcita) sent me from the netherlands, and lastly, sewed up the sides. since i didn’t want tight little stitches i knew the pillow within would show through the larger stitches, so i bought some rit dye in tangerine and brushed the pillow with it so it’s orange underneath. all in all, it’s pretty amateurish and full of imperfections, but it’s done, and it’s exactly how i hoped it would turn out. and that’s all that matters.

10 responses to “pillow!”

  1. heather says:

    ooooo – i like it! :)

  2. kristin says:

    i’d say the imperfections are part of its charm…it looks perfect to me.

  3. Anna says:

    It’s wonderful!!! A quirky orange square to make you smile. I think you did a marvelous job. Good thinking with dying the pillow form. I bet it feels good to have this accomplished.

  4. Martha says:

    Bravo on the sweet knit pillow! That looks like a knitting project I could tackle!
    And THANK YOU for the fabulous and creative THANK YOU card you sent! OXO

  5. Florcita says:

    Wow! it looks great! Sometimes the simplest of ideas has more impact that some complicated stuff… great work!

  6. aimee says:

    i love it and i don’t see any imperfections! the buttons totally make it!

  7. Chandler says:

    Hooray for knitting! It looks lovely, and I know how fabulous it feels to finish a knitting project. Congratulations, and happy house-brightening!

  8. Sonya says:

    What a wonderful, cozy pillow. I love it when things turn out how you expected them.

  9. jenn says:

    Love it! It will brighten many a day and provide a soft resting spot for your head when you nap.

  10. jackie says:

    Hell yes that’s all that matters, that and the fact that it’s a gorgeous color and so scrunchy and delicious looking especially with those buttons!

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