Last October I posted the above photo, mostly for the lemon verbena tea. But you might have noticed the knitting. I was inspired by a cushion I had seen on Mia's blog. Isn't it wonderful how we can share inspiration globally through the internet? She added her instructions later, after I began my riff on her design.
Her yarn is finer, her needles smaller and that results in a nicer cushion, I think. However, I did finish mine this week. I just knit until I ran out of yarn, then made a pillow insert to fit. I also put a zipper in the back as the ribbed section is just for show on my cushion. I didn't know when my yarn would run out!
I love cushions on the couch - they go behind my back or under my head, they prop up a book or magazine, or my laptop. I pull them onto the floor if I'm cozying up to the fire. They add colour and can change the look of a room, too. What's not to like about cushions? Some people don't like them, and I don't care if they get tossed onto the carpet.
Freesias found their way into my grocery cart this week. Delicate creamy flowers. I bought one bunch, then later decided they looked a little skimpy. Alas, the freesia bouquets were not there the next time, so I brought a bunch of tulips to add to the vase. It's brightening up my front hallway.
Company's coming for the next few days, so I'll be a little scarce in blog land. Enjoy yourselves!