Happy Thursday! It has been far too long since I have last shared/completed a DIY project. With fall's arrival, I am happy to say that I am making knitting more of a priority. I have found that knitting while watching football games has been the perfect combination - although I admittedly have messed up and dropped some stitches during the more intense Packer games. Anyway, I have finished the knitted basketweave pillow case! I'm happy to report that it wasn't too time consuming or too difficult. I think this is my favorite knitting project to date - I love when I can find a way to combine knitting and home decor!
I have really been into greens lately - I chose this yarn color (Caron Simply Soft in Sage) originally for my throw blanket and decided it would only make sense to have the throw pillow match. I only got a close up of the finished product as I have yet to decide where it's final place will be - for now, I am thinking the couch, but the accent chair and the recliner chair are both possibilities. I never like to have more than four throw pillows on any given piece of furniture. Throw pillows are awesome and definitely make a space feel more complete, but they can also be overwhelming and just overdone beyond any measure of practicality.
I am so happy with how it turned out, and I am excited to try out the basketweave pattern on another project. It's my new favorite pattern.
And just in case you're in the market for some knitted goods before winter, especially hats, I encourage you to take a look at my friend Kate's new knit shop with some amazing designs. Kate is incredibly talented - she's my go-to knitting resource and we've been knitting together for a few years now!
Have a great Thursday!