I've been dying to show you the knitting project that I completed in February...at last I've got time. My big woolly sofa jumper. It was inspired by the Natural Gas Commercial that you can watch here.
Everyone looked a little confused when I began knitting huge fair-isle panels. I told 'A' my plan and as I was sitting knitting on the cold winter evenings he kept saying that if it didn't work I could always make cushion covers with the panels. I loved making it because It was random and I didn't have to follow a pattern. Best and worst of all, the wool was all recycled. I got it for a couple of pounds for virtually the whole sofa from Orinoco, The Oxfordshire Scrapstore. The 'best' thing was that it was recycling the wool had been donated from a mill but that was also the 'worst' bit... a kind of oxymoron...because it was all different thicknesses and some came on cones and was very fine so I had to use lots of strands together. Sometimes I would accidentally drop a strand and make a loop.
But I've knitted my soul into that cover and everyone loves it. 'A' wishes I'd bought new wool because it would be stronger and last longer and 'H' wants me to make her a really colourful one for her student house in London.
...I'm planning my next one now...