Sometimes a girl just needs to knit some ferns.
This is the story of a late Victorian box settle. I give you exhibit A:-
‘Tis a popular piece of furniture in our house. The twinnage pats the carved lions’ heads and practise roaring. Mr TwistedYarn dumps his legal files on it to a depth of three feet. And I sit on it and contemplate things.
It needs a cushion though, doesn’t it?
So I’m knitting. I found a lovely design on Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/fern-pillow, but it was for a normal-sized cushion so I added to it a bit:-
I couldn’t decide on colours. Ferny greens? Or reds and browns to match the curtains? So I decided to do both – one side of each. The red/brown side is finished – see above in the header photo. And I’m half way through the green side. I’m knitting in the round with a steek (eek!) Actually steeking isn’t too bad. I sewed and cut the red/brown side… and nothing terrible happened. The world didn’t end and my knitting didn’t disintegrate. It goes against the grain to cut knitting, though, doesn’t it? Here’s the green side so far:-
The yarn is Rowan Fine Tweed… with emphasis on the ‘fine’: it’s almost threadlike at times, and breaks with alarming ease (which is at least handy when I’m too lazy to fetch the scissors). But I love the mixture of colours in each ball. Within the greens there are flecks of red and blue and yellow. I think the greens are going to look rather beautiful.
Of course I’ll be a lot less tempted to finish once our postlady arrives tomorrow: she’s bringing the yarn for me to knit/crochet a proper header for this blog, and a model of my crazy house and family, just so you can see where we live and who we are. 🙂
Ooooh what yarn did you decide on? I’m debating braving a steeked cardigan but so far I’ve wimped out. Always loved that bench and with cushion it will become even more enviable!
The Twisted Yarn says
Rowan Fine Tweed. 🙂 Steeking is surprisingly easy. It Just Feels Wrong!
I love your header! And rowan fine tweed – what amazing colours!
I’m liz, karen street’s sister-in-law in Australia. She just sent me the link to your blog. Are you on ravelry?
The Twisted Yarn says
Thank you so much! 🙂 Yes I’m Occles on Rav. Come and say hello! Karen said you’re a keen knitter. What are you working on at the moment?