My Ravelry alter ego, FibreJoy, has been busy today. It’s so cold and windy outside, that I preferred to stay home making things.
I finished a second cushion for our sofa and I really like the results. I’ve used 2 upholstery Jacquard fabrics, one in dark brown with flowers embroidered and another one in light brown, with a diamond motif. I have also added a zipper, so it can be easily opened to wash the fabric. Here they are:
The other thing I’ve started today was knitting the ‘Button-Up Neck Warmer’, which is a wrap-style neck scarf with a button closure. The thing is that Spin-Off magazine has a contest to knit up this pattern they’ve published in their Summer edition, and send pictures and details of the spinning project. The neck warmer has to be made up of 100% handspun yarn, and you can knit the small or the large version. The model in the first picture of the article is wearing the large size, which I think is pretty big, so I am making the smaller one. The other reason is that I will finish it up sooner!
I’ve only known about this contest yesterday, because even though I have the magazine, I did not see the ‘Call for Submissions’ small section they’ve added to the article that shows the pattern and talks about the project. I am thinking of entering this contest, even though it is really late; pictures and details of the project must be sent by November 9, 2009!
I am using the 2-ply of the Merino custom blend I got at the Black Lamb to knit it. I am swatching now, and the pattern is not complicated, so maybe I will have time to finish it up and send it!
If not, I will finish it anyway, the pattern is really pretty. It has a ‘slip 2 purlwise, with yarn forward’ every few stitches, which gives it a very textured fabric.
This is a swatch I am knitting: