10-stitch Pillow Ta-Da!

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.

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!IMG_3390

I decided on this white on white fabric (really it’s off-white) and a simple velcro closure.IMG_3391

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!

January Knitting

Since I have had so many projects in the last little while (4 in fact) that have needed to be ripped back and redone for one reason or another, I decided to go back to the drawing board and make a few easy things. Things that I know I can complete without any drama.
Baked with Love

Baked With Love Dishcloth
by Rachel van Schie
Needles: US5
Yarn: Lily Sugar’n Cream solids
Color: 0026 Light Blue
Lot: 102001

Garter Striped Chevron
Garter Stripe Chevron Cloth
by Sharon Hoyt
Needles: US5
Yarn: Lily Sugar’n Cream Twists
Color: Rose Twist
Lot: 102020

Snowman Dishcloth
by Sara Wennogle
Needles: US6
Yarn: Lily Sugar’n Cream Solids
Color: White

Lacy Bookmark
by Gabrielle
Needles: US2
Yarn: Some random sock yarn I found at Fabmo

I have enjoyed knitting some things that do not have to be fixed!!