Having faced up to fact that I can't crochet to save my life, I've been cracking on with my latest knitting project. I'm making a cushion cover in a gorgeously soft DK. I think it's really intended as a wool for knitting baby clothes but the colours aren't especially babyish and they are perfect for my lounge. There's masses of yarn in each ball - about 95m - so I should be able to get an 18inch square cushion cover out of four balls.
I'm knitting the whole thing in one 18'' by 36'' piece then I'll only have to stitch up the sides. I started with a broad rib and then garter stitch on the back.
The front is wave stitch - the closest I'll ever get to a lacey crochet effect!
At the moment I think I'm about halfway through the project. Not bad progress, considering the chaos at the beginning of last week! I'd like to make a few cushion covers this year because our sofa desperately brightening up. I thought that it might look nice if I made several in different styles - a cream 'Arran' one maybe? Or maybe something out of a complimentary chunky wool?
It has to be said that I'm still suffering from terrible 'crochet envy' when I read everyone else's blogs!