Friday, April 27, 2007

Bubble-licious!

I'd like to thank all of you who commented on my Bluebell Lace socks! Thank you very much. You are the greatest, I love hearing from you and since we are on the subject, I also LOVE to get pictures of your finished projects knitted from my patterns! I'm in the process of writing up the pattern, with the heel so many asked about. The free pattern will be up on the blog in a couple of days. ;o) I can't anser all of you individually right now, too busy, but I'll try!
I'm hard pressed to finish up some simple socks I have on my needles right now. I really, really want to cast on with some of my new Trekking sock yarn, not just one, but many, but I will not do so. I have the (will)power!!!
Now, here I give you Bubble-licious:

I can’t even remember when I thought about knitting a pillow, or why. And knit it with fingering weight yarn at that. But here it is – my Bubble pillow!
I used self dyed yarn (Knit Picks Bare fingering weight), Easter egg color (yadayadayada).
I think the stitch pattern intrigued me, it’s from the Knitting Stitch calendar, a lacey bubble stitch. Anyway, the bubble part was fun to knit, but the stockinette stitch is deadly, boring that is. The yarn is very soft and as soon as it was all done, my head hit the pillow for a nap (na, not really). I guess I’m tired right now, wishful thinking! ;o)



This project needed serious blocking. The bubble part pulled together like it bit into a lemon, and the stockinette part did not. The good thing was, that I knew what size it had to be 40cm x 40 cm, all around in a straight line.






I didn’t even think to the last minute how to close it. At the end I did a row of YO's and K2tog, and hoped that it would work out O.K. - and it did.




I asked Hannah to bring home some buttons, and I couldn’t have chosen any better. I like the little fake silver buttons a lot!




Bubble-licious hiding behind the chives!

Photo by David

I spied this Robin's nest in a bush out the front door. Here's a picture of it after a thunder storm and hail! It was not even wet where the eggs are. Fantastic!

15 comments:

Dawn said...

What an awesome picture of that robins nest, wow! and your pillow is the bomb!! I love that brilliant blue and just the genious of how it all comes together with the button closure. Fantastic!

Monika said...

Hi Dawn, I was so pleased when I saw 3 eggs in the nest. I was not tall enough to see them, so I asked my son to take the picture. Three little Robins sitting in the nest ... Last year we had to scare away a crow, who found the nest too!

Devonshire said...

What an unbelivably beautiful color. The pillow design is lovely and the photo of the nest is amazing. You do wonderful work!

Emma said...

Beautiful pillow. I love the color you used, it's just gorgeous.

Dave said...

Just a quick note to say "hi" and to ask you to check out my blog for a quick post to let you know that I am still around and reading your blog! Cheers! :-)

sgeddes said...

Love the pillow! the color is very pleaseing with that pattern for some reason.

I love the picture of the robin's eggs.

shannon said...

that is gorgeous! the color is amazing and vibrant (pretty much like you i would say).

oh and the picture of sam from yesterday (the last in the bunch) so darn cute (but somehow i think he knows that).

meg said...

monika!!! i love that pillow, it came out great.

the robins eggs, so lovely. glad they weathered the storm.

hakucho said...

You probably already know what I'm thinking ;) Your bubble-licious would make up as a nice dishcloth ;) ha ha

Love your pillow...love that color blue :)

happy knitting :)

eyeleen said...

wow! Wonderful photos of the nest. I LOVE that color, your bubble pillow loos fabulous.

Debi said...

Love the pillow - very cool! Your pic of that nest is amazing!

Strickfimmel said...

Dir fällt auch immer wieder was Neues ein! Der Kissenbezug, vor allem die Farbe und das Muster, sind Dir echt gut gelungen. Sieht richtig plastisch aus. Cooles Muster.

Violiknit said...

What a gorgeous pillow! Those silver buttons are perfect! Such vibrant blue eggs you have in your backyard too...

Hege said...

Your pillow is beautiful! I love the blue colour.

Knittypants said...

What a cute pillow, the texture is so interesting.