Its when my friend Penny came to stay and when I showed her where I was with my latest project, that I realised that it was high time I finished this knitting project. It was back in April that I spent a lovely day with Linda at Marie Wallin's workshop. Diane another knitting friend was there and had recommended this workshop to me.
After the workshop, I followed Diane's progress with the cushion on Ravelry, and admired the way she had tackled the back of her cushion. The kit which is now available only covers the front of the cushion. Linda being the wonderful seamstress that she is, backed the cushion with fabric, whereas Diane had gone for a knitted back.
That was the option I decided on. I had some superb ceramic buttons which had been languishing for far too long unseen in a dark corner of a drawer, and found that they matched the colour palet of the Rowan Tweed very well. I ordered more Rowan Felted Tweed, and thankfully when I needed only about 5 metres in one of the colours to cast off, both Linda and Ronnie who has a little stash of Rowan yarn came to the rescue.
With a nice plump feather cushion from John Lewis bought to fit the knitted front, I knitted stripes and put in just one repeat of the front pattern...
....so turn over, and the front is revealed. Usually I do block..but with more pressing things to get on with, I just popped in the cushion, and that is how it has stayed. Its lovely and warm, and for now on our conservatory chair which is masquerading as a dining chair pending the construction of our new conservatory!