Peanut Pillow Disappointment

I've got a couple of larger projects on the needles right now, but I decided to take a break and use up some of the hand spun yarn I bought at Knitch in Atlanta.

I tried the peanut pillow pattern found here: http://www.polarknit.com/files/Peanut%20Pillow.pdf

I'm afraid it turned out a disappointment. The pattern was fine, but my choice of a dark yarn means the white of the stuffing shows through pretty bad. I've never tried using a kitcheners stitch to stitch things together, and I neglected to use a different yarn as my cast-on on one side. This was supposed to be a gift, but I think I'll mark it off as a failure instead.

Comments

Bill's picture

you can buy black stuffing

you can buy black stuffing on line...or make a cloth interlining in an appropriate colour...

That's not a bad idea, but I

That's not a bad idea, but I didn't really do a good job on it as a whole. If I felt it, there will be no hope of salvaging it later. I'll have to think on that.

QueerJoe's picture

No hope of

No hope of salvaging???...those are what I call "dog toys" :)

It's hand spun, hand died

It's hand spun, hand died wool that would be a nice dog toy.

MMario's picture

I'm sure the Dog would feel

I'm sure the Dog would feel worthy.

QueerJoe's picture

I was thinking the same

I was thinking the same thing as MMario...even a slight fulling of the yarn would fill in a lot of the spaces between stitches.

MMario's picture

What kind of stuffing is it?

What kind of stuffing is it? And is the yarn feltable? Because if the filling is washable - you might want to send that sucker through a wash dry cycle and felt it down.