Project – Lightly Laced Pillow (knit)
Patons free pattern (download here)
Yarn – Patons Décor in Oceanside, Aran
Blogger – K1Paula2
Pretty much anyone who knows me knows I've never been a napper. Not even in kindergarten when we had mandatory nap time. I have to be really exhausted or fighting a fever to even contemplate a nap. That said, my newly-finished Lightly Laced Pillow is rather inviting.
Here it is before filling:
You know what the hardest part of this project was?
Twisting six strands of yarn together to make the lace. The pattern said to twist it until it starts knotting up. Voila:
It worked well until I was about halfway through lacing the pillow. That's when the twists started untwisting. Perhaps I should have twisted it even tighter. I decided to braid it instead, using my trusty desk drawer to hold it securely as I braided. And braided. And then braided some more:
Luckily I had a rectangular pillow form on hand. It's a little small, but should do for now. I popped it in, laced it all up, and am ready for a nap - or would be, if I were a napper: