I have been finishing up the very last little bits of yarn from my mom's stash by making preemie blankets to donate.
Having used up all the "nice" yarn, a heap of scrap yarn in
a really yucky selection of colours was left over. A good deal of this yarn is what was known waaaaaay back as "HUNKY" - a 24ply yarn!! (In today's terms it is known as JUMBO yarn).
I added extra strands to the thinner yarn to make everything 24ply. My original idea was to make a blanket with a mix of stripes and squares - I thought I would work an owl square surrounded by a few granny squares, but it turned out HUGE!!
I had already worked a fair amount of the stripes and was not in the mood to frog them! I was undecided whether to proceed with the blanket or to just make two owl cushions. Most people liked the cushion idea.
This was such a "silly" project that turned out to be such FUN! I added some "eyelash" yarn for the "feathers", and two over the top ruffle flowers and leaves to fill in the open space at the bottom of the cushion.
For the back of the cushion I overlapped two rectangular stripe pieces and then did a buttonhole row to fasten the cushion.
The back and front are joined by a round of single crochet and then finished off with a block stitch edging.
Only one of the cushions is complete, the other is about halfway. For the second a different colour selection will have to be used.
I am actually thinking of hosting a little CAL, breaking it up into manageable portions over a period of weeks (say over the 5 Fridays in October??). Is it too late in the year??? How many people would join in??
Please leave me a comment so that I can decide whether to proceed now - or leave it until the new year!