Saturday, April 3, 2010

A pincushion




Inspired by this one (and no, I don't speak Danish - if that's what it is!?!). I used Lucy's flat circle pattern to get the shape, omitting every 3rd row to stop the unwanted wavy feature that appeared, most likely due to a combination of using dc rather than htc, and the heavy weight of the yarn.

I used Noro Silk Garden in colourway 241 (discontinued - spewing). The colours are much deeper and more intense than they appear in the photos - a flaw in my photography skills or camera or both I suspect. The button is a lovely ruby red, if that's any indication!

Unfortunately I like the finished product so much that I'd like to keep it for myself, but if I did that my swaperama partner would probably never get anything!

14 comments:

Kate said...

I LOVE that pin cushion so much!
After seeing that, I am tempted to join myself up with a few last minute swappers and make one myself.
Don't forget to add a pic to the flickr. X

Amy Paul said...

groovy pincushion.
I popped over to your blog from Punky's. You look like one clever lady!
Have a happy day!
Amy

Sally said...

Amazingly beautiful. Totally spewing about the discontinued colourway. It is very lush - even if the colours are a bit out in your photo.

You are a crochet super-star.
That is what you are.

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

Its great!!! I am close to finishing.

yardage girl said...

Wow - that is really beautiful - no wonder you want to keep it! Might be time to make another? Your swap partner is sooooo lucky!

sue said...

Another gorgeous pin cushion! What a lucky swapper you will have receiving that one. I love the colors too.

M* (Melanie) said...

Ahhh so that is what that adorable bit of crochet was for. Very clever - and yes, spewing the yarn is discontinued. I guess your swappee will have a one off original then?

M*

Posie Patchwork said...

Ooohhhhhh so soft & lovely. Shame your favourite wool is discontinued, it's torture isn't it?? Love Posie

gill said...

what a good idea to use lucy's flat circle -now why didn't i think of that???
gill

Gina said...

Well done clever girl.

Olivia said...

such a cute design! and I love the colours.

Tania said...

Fab pincushion but I'm still chortling over the use (and context) of 'spewing'! Great word.

drkknits said...

what a great little project, i can see why you want to keep it!

Cathy {Tinniegirl} said...

It's gorgeous clever woman. I'm with you - I'd want to keep it to, and I'm with Tania - 'spewing' - what a fab word.