Lately I’ve been big on making pillows out of my pile of scrap yarns. It’s ended up with some beautiful pillows with lots of gorgeous colors, which I love. But I wanted to start making something that was simpler, that would be more of an accent rather than a focal piece. (Ok, I had two skeins of this beautiful purple yarn and it was the perfect amount for an accent pillow – you caught me!)
But I love them. I love how simple they are, how quick they work up, and how soft to the touch they are. I’m already planning to make a few more to go on my guest bed. They’ll match the blanket that is currently a work in progress and buried somewhere in my closet. It will be great.
For now, these sweet pillows are up in the shop!
This pillow took me about one week longer than I thought it would, because I kept getting bored with the monotonous rows of hdc for the back! But I think the simplicity of the backing really makes the front that much more fun and bright. I love the way they work together.
It’s made from leftover Caron Simply Soft yarn from any number of projects over the years – some is from my very first blanket (fitting, don’t you think?), some if from a baby blanket for a friend, and some is from the multiple wedding blankets I’ve made for dear friends.
I’m determined to clean out this basket of old yarn – It’s meant to be my project basket, but as been sitting as yarn storage for over a year now. I really want my basket back!
I’m thrilled that this pillow came out the way I had envisioned it. I’ve already started on my next pillow (using some squares that were going to be a blanket and will now be a pillow!) and am excited by the possibility of adding these to my repertoire. For now, this one will be up in my shop.