Wednesday, February 22, 2012

FO: Comfort Pillow

Comfort Pillow
This pillow is made up of two patterns, one on each side.
Size made: 16"L x 16"W x 7' D
Craft: Crochet

*This was a birthday present for my daddy this year.  If you remember last years birthday present that I made for my daddy you'll notice that it matches.  This is the same yarn that has a very special meaning (meaning is described in previous post link) to both daddy and me and I was so happy to make this matching set for him.  He was very happy with it! *

Hook used: H (5.0mm) and I (5.5mm)
Yarn used: Some older super saver solid
Color:tan, brown, light brown, off-white
Use yarn again? Until I get rid of all of this yarn. However they are pretty nice finished projects. =]

Project Details and Feedback
Duration of Project: June 7th, 2011 to January 21st, 2012
Made for: Daddy
Modifications: Well. My modification was that I put an edging on one side (some sc rows then a dc row on one side, the other side I did a few rows of sc). Then I did a flap on one edge of the side that had only sc (1 dc row).  Then I connected the three sides and corners and put buttons on the flap (then took the open edge and put it over the flap, there is a picture below of this).
Make this pattern again? Yes!  These were both very wonderful results.  I really enjoyed the Wool-eater pattern and it went so fast and was so fun. (However it was hard to get a hang of at first so if you check out the projects that were helpful to me on my Ravelry page then you can find the instructions I used to help me).  I am just so happy with how it turned out!

Final thoughts/ recommendations: I recommend both patterns. If you want to avoid weaving in ends the wool-eater blanket is the pattern for you. However I feel that the Flowers in the Snow would be lovely in a light weight yarn as a very feminine blanket, shawl or any thing of that sort.  That would be wonderful to see!

 What I learned/practiced in this pattern: I practiced weaving in ends and I really was reinforced in the importance of not doing some patterns while you're talking (the wool-eater blanket)!



Allison said...

Those both look great! I think adding the button band was a great touch!

yodafatkitty said...

Wow. With as busy as you are to make something this awesome is truly inspiring.
The colors are just so perfect!
Love it.

Anonymous said...

Another wonderful creation, daughter :)
xxxooo mommy

Anonymous said...

need another blog post! it's been ages!