Oslo by Michele Wang
Sun Pillow, 2014
I wanted a pillow to go with the cozy chair in my celestial-themed studio, so I knitted this using the pattern “Shining Around” (found on Ravelry) as a starting point. I wanted six points, not the nine from the pattern, and I changed the back to have a crochet closure instead of dealing with knitting around the stuffing. The crochet part isn’t my neatest work but it’s sturdy and it does the job. I’m insanely happy with it and I would totally do it again.
Yarn is original Malabrigo single worsted weight, and it took about 1.5 skeins on US6 DPNs.
Got bored of fine lace, here is Wheaten. I love Anne Hanson’s mix of lace and cable in her patterns; this is from the same designer who created the Hourglass Throw, which I have now made twice and still use and love.
The yarn is New Lanark’s Donegal Silk Tweed in ‘Russet’. The colour is a rich burnt orange/red, with blue and grey tweedy flecks in it. I’ve said it a million times, but I love this yarn. Great rustic wool, it’s like the knitting equivalent of eating clean - no processed junk yarn for me, plz.