Thursday, 28 February 2013

Double finish

I've got my third finish from my 2013 Finish-A-Long list done!
My Spinning Star of London cushion!
I sewed the binding on this over the weekend and it's been in use on the armchair in the kitchen ever since. (Although the laundry room door is looking very bare since I took the block down!) And as we had gorgeous weather yesterday afternoon I ventured in the garden to get some photos. It's ended up being 18" so a good size.
We live in London and The Husband is a London Taxi Driver so the fabrics in this cushion are very relevant to our house.
It was my first go at hand quilting and hopefully will give me the kick I need to tackle the double bed size Spinning Stars quilt!?! But the middle did end up being quite puffy, which has been smoothed out by the pillow insert and I'm concerned that the quilt wont have any place to hide the bias puffiness! Argghh!

Anyhow, this week I also managed to get my NSSKal Socks finished, just in time for the last week of the Knit Along!!
I am really pleased they are finished, as even though I love the pattern and the colour of the wool, I'm just not that keen on the actual wool it's self. Also, I quite like more definite stripes like the last pair I made!
So details            
Pattern: Dead Simple Lace Socks from Socks from the toe up by Wendy D Johnson
Yarn: Schoeller + Stahl, Fortissima Color 
Duration: 4 weeks
I'm already planning on having a go at the Van Dyke sport weight socks from the book, just need to get some nice wool. 
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  1. Oooo loving the cushion and the socks are so funky! It seems a shame to cover them up with shoes!

  2. Great job on the cushion, and glad your big feet aren't cold any more ;o)

  3. Love the cushion Joanne it is gorgeous. Great socks too!


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