Thursday, 4 October 2012

Out with one project...

I'm a typical stitcher in that I have far too many projects on the go!  I've finally sat down to try and finish some of them this week.

I bought this pattern and 'Natural White' wool from the lovely people at Purl when I visited the Knitting and Stitching show last year.  

If you've never heard of Purl Alpaca Designs before you should really try their website out, they have some gorgeous woollen clothing designs for the more confident knitter. 

Having just browsed their website, I'm excited to learn that they will be exhibiting at the show again this year, which I will be attending in the beautiful town of Harrogate.

You can see the dates and venues for the Knitting and Stitching show here:  
Based in West Midlands, B76 1NX

Previously I'd made the turban, which just left the wrist warmers to be made and a few embellishments to be added.  The buttons are from The Button Lady (who unfortunately doesn't have a website, but you can also find her at the Knitting and Stitching show this year)!  

Secondly, there is my much loved, 'KISS' cushion designed by Emily Peacock Perhaps one of her most well known designs (along with its counterpart 'HUG'), this project is a joy to stitch despite being a more long term project that I usually embark on.  I think in total I've had this tapestry under way for 2 years.  It could definitely be completed within a shorter time frame than this, however I disagree with the time estimate from which allows a tiny 60 hours for completion.  I love this design so much that I really didn't want to get bored of it, by trying to rush it.

Onto my progress!  Several weeks ago I finished the main body of the lettering.  This week I've began work on the top and bottom borders.  After that it's a case of filling in the cream background and transforming into a cushion worthy of a £375 price tag (see retail price of finished cushion at  

Has anyone else made this cushion or one of Emily Peacock's other designs?  I'm always curious to see other people's photos!