A Finished Thing - Foolish Virgins Pillow (if that's not the correct translation to Norwegian up there then it's Google's fault).
My obsession with all things Scandinavian seems never to lessen, not only do they do a good crime drama, have peculiar cheese and lovely scenery, there's also of course a fantastic knitting tradition.
|Peculiar, yet oddly delicious|
I had my eye on the Foolish Virgins pillow for a while, in the book it's done in reds and greens, but the magic porridge pot of yarn overfloweth, so I decided to recolour it in greens and blues (and purple):
|Three hours of Excel colouring in|
|Oh what a tangled mess...|
Here is is before blocking, see how wibbly wobbly it is? Colourwork looks so crap before it's blocked I often think it's gone Horribly Wrong:
|Wibbly wobbly, curly wurly|
|Never too old for colouring in|
|An end, earlier.|
This way I can get it stuffed to optimum effect, and not strain the sewn up edge at all trying to get a ready stuffed pillowform inside the cover.
All sewn up, finished, very comfy too!: