Wednesday, November 25, 2009

new cushions

For the longest time, I have been wanting to make some new cushion covers for our couch...

But it took me forever to get started!

I knew I wanted something casual and fun... nothing that would grubby up too easily... perhaps something colourful, but not necessarily bright... definitely nothing gaudy... you get the idea...

A bunch of comfy cushions which would sit nicely together, but not 'match'... no two will be the same.

And of course they would have to be made from recycled yarns.

So finally I have started...

Can you guess how many different colours of yarn I am using?

cushion 1 - progress

10 comments:

Judith said...

Oh, I quess you are using umpteen. Looks good, keep us posted on your progress.

drenka said...

WoW!!! I love it! The colors look really great! I am loving the idea of doing these cushions and I also like that you used a lot of recycled yarn.The color combination is turning out spectacular!
How do you pick the next color that you start with?

Maria said...

My goodness!!! I could not even count how many colours there are. Are you changing colours EVERY row!! My closest guess - 10????

Karen said...

Hello Sharon
Trick question, right? What we are really supposed to notice is the - knitting needles!

Angie said...

yes...you are knitting?!
I reckon 12 colours?
I need to do exactly what you're doing.
How wide are you making them?
I love the colours btw, You've inspired me to get started.
Angie.

cam90066 said...

No clue as to how many colors but it looks fab so far! Anxious to see the FO cuz I know it'll rock (and I'll want to do my own version altho I lost my desire to do all things knit/crochet some months ago...).

Looking forward to watching this progress.

Ghost said...

I don't know how many colors but it looks great and they all go together so well.

joanieponytail said...

27. And they all look beautiful together. You have a gift for combining colors. Can't wait to see the finished product(s).

Rose said...

Wow, I love the color combination! Gorgeous! And the fact that it's made from recycled yarns just makes it that much more beautiful. :)

Claudia said...

I would say about 9 colours! And what I would like to know is: how many colours do you use per row or how many colours per stitch? I can't figure it out from the photo. Greetings from Germany!