This cushion seems to have been a work in progress forever. I was working on it in the car on the way to the Hot Aire weekend in Whitby and my husband asked , “Is that very difficult? Because you’ve been doing it for a long time.” My answer was , “No, but it’s very boring.” After I had finished and chucked the cushion on the sofa he said “That’s a cushion? I thought it was a blanket for Lydia’s baby!” Of course, the blanket was finished several months ago but he hadn’t noticed.
Nonetheless, although I loved the colours and loved them more as I came towards the end of the cushion cover, I found working the ripples rather tedious. Partly this was because I could only work on it at home or as a car passenger; the project wasn’t quite small enough for the daily commute. Ripples are rhythmic, soothing and all that but biggish stripy projects are not for me. I don’t mind hooking a hundred squares and then putting them together and doing borders; the frequent colour changes on the squares keep my interest and in the joining/border stages I can see the finished work. I’m happy with the completed cushion but I don’t think I will be doing another ripple stripe in the near future.
The cushion cover was made from Jarol Heritage DK on a 4mm hook using the Attic24 Neat Ripple Pattern. The cushion pad is from The Wool Room. I’m tired of cheap cushions that go flat as soon as you sit on them so hope that this will keep its integrity!