For Christmas in 2006 I made two monogram cushions for husby’s youngest niece (his brother’s daughter) and nephew (his sister’s son). Both kids now have younger siblings (pigeon pairs for their parents) so I figured that I’d better do a cushion for each of them as well. I had a bit of an extension as we weren’t seeing husby’s side of the family for “Christmas” until the new year (phew!).
So H and J join L and S from 2006
– I don’t have a picture of H & J together though as I finished H on New Year’s Day in time for the family Christmas, but only finished J today!
Pattern: Monogram cushion from Erika Knight’s Simple Knits for Cherished Babies – very simple effective pattern – doesn’t even need a button or zip for the closure, that’s how simple it is!
Yarn: The pattern calls for Rowan All Seasons Cotton, which is what I used for the first two cushions. Fortunately, Patons Australia has brought out a very economical yarn which is extremely similar – Patons Washed Haze. Now, the colours aren’t comparable, but those which are available are good basics, and it knits up really well – I might do a yarn review in another post. Each of the new cushions took 5.25 x 50g balls of the Patons Washed Haze – cream for niece H, and denim blue for nephew J.
Sticks: 4.5mm KnitPicks Harmony Options
Time: H: 1 December 2008 – 1 January 2009; J: 25 December 2008 – 10 January 2009 – so both technically 2009 FO’s, although most of the knitting was done in 2008!
What I learnt: Well, I didn’t make any modifications, except for the yarn, so didn’t learn much – except that sewing these up was a lot quicker than I remembered from the last ones!