Saturday August 22, 2009
My living room looks like the ER of an army medical supply tent circa 1963. - There are torn strips of cotton strewn about in piles. The dog is thrilled and testing the comfort of each little white mound.
I bought some cotton sheets at Ikea and washed out that new chemical sheen they all have, then pressed them. I've cut little indents every 1 1/2" and tore the sheets on the length. Then made little slits at each end to slot the lengths together while making the gigantic cotton balls resemble a ball of yarn.
- So the idea is to make a very textural surface for a couple of decorative cushions for my bed. How appropriate RIGHT? Sheets = bedding = soft = ? We'll see.
Well it's done - that was fun.
After seeing the actual knit I decided it would be better suited as a cushion cover on my sofa down south. A huge white cotton U-shaped sectional sofa with tons of soft feather cushions. This one will be perfect for a cuddle at the end of a beach day.
Used #19 (or was it 17) needles and tried different stitches for effect but ended up with stocking stitch for softness and the visual texture of the sheet strips.
The cushion I bought is 20" x 20" and is already down south so the pics here (in Montreal) are with a 16 x 20 insert but you get the idea.