I finally finished this!! Hooray! I had finished knitting the top quite awhile ago and it has been sitting in the mending pile for all this time.
Front of the 10-stitch pillow.
I blogged about it’s beginning here. One of the reasons it took me so long to finish is because I couldn’t figure out what to do for the back. Should it be as colorful as the front? Should I do some sort of patchwork? Did I want to put a zipper in there? I tried out so many things that just didn’t quite look right that I was beginning to give up. Today I went back into the sewing studio and started pulling out fabric and something clicked!
I decided on this white on white fabric (really it’s off-white) and a simple velcro closure.
And I LOVE it! Having something so simple and plain really complements and shows off the vibrancy of the front. I’m so glad I didn’t give up! Now I can’t wait for the kids to come home to tell me what they think!
There are so many of these 10-Stitch projects going on right now in blog-land that I decided it was time to try my hand at it too!
10-stitch pillow top.
This is the 10-stitch blanket pattern by Frankie Brown. I know that I don’t have the staying power to complete another blanket right now, so after a couple of more rounds this will be turned into a pillow. You can never have too many pillow, right?
Dyeing with food coloring.
I am also trying out a new-to-me yarn dyeing method. I made three different dye baths with food color – hopefully it turns out nicely and I can do it with my students next week during weaving camp.
Lemon cucumbers and blackberries.
New bounty from my garden!! The blackberries are already history, but we still have a couple of the lemon cucumbers left. Fresh fruit and vegetables from the garden taste so yummy!!