|Striped Dream Pillow|
I created the pillow by folding the corners into the middle of the square and sewing the seams leaving one seam open. This will allow me to add the filler and the lavender. To close the opening I added plaited yarn that I tied into bows.
|Envelope Dream Pillow|
My Husband says the tie looks like a long armed person with very short legs, that was not the plan but it does look a bit like a person I suppose. Again the stuffing can be added with the scent I want to the pillow.
With both of the Dream Pillows I will add the stuffing to a simple cotton pocket so that I can refresh the Lavender when I need to. Dream pillows go under your pillow on the bed or inside the pillow case and can be filled with Lavender or Rose Petals and even dried Hops. Lavender and Hops are good for relaxing and Roses always go well with Lavender.
No wasting knitted squares that turn out too large I can now make something from them like a Dream Pillow.
So onto the new squares that I have made for the afghan that I will eventually complete. I say eventually as I get fed up knitting squares and make something else for a while and go back to the squares again.
|Square 62 Interwoven|
I love this it is so easy to do and looks really nice in a lighter colour, for this one I chose a soft light brown and used 4.5cm needles to get correct size. Some times I end up having to leave the last section of the pattern as the square is the correct size before that. So this was created repeating the the pattern as described Repeat Rows 1-8 four more times ending with Row 8. The last section Repeat Rows 1-6 once again was not needed as it was large enough, had I continued it would have been too large.
|Square 145 Corner Square|
This is yet another double decrease square with colour changes and I love making them it is such an easy pattern with endless possibilities for colour changes. This one needed 4mm needles to get the right size.
|Square 129 titled Purple Haze|
Okay not purple but a mix of greens, blue and yellow but it worked. Knitted using 4mm needles, I have found that you need to keep changing needle size for the squares to turn out the same size and sometimes decrease the amount of rows as well.
That is probably just me as we all knit to different tensions but I have found that the squares look fine even if I do have to later things a bit.
Another square is on the needles and I will keep going until the end of the month as November will see the start of a Stash Buster Challenge on Spark people. I have already sorted out the pattern that I will use but have no idea of the yardage used to create it and so far unable to contact the person to find out. In the Challenge they use yardage rather than weight which can be a problem if the pattern does not have the yardage used. I will get around it though if I cannot find the yardage used in the pattern so what will I be making in November? This
It will be something new for me to try and will make a nice colouful blanket and use up loads of scrap yarn in the process.