Wednesday, November 16, 2011

WIP Wednesday - Entrelac Pillow

Before the end of the month, I hope to post about a few long-term UFOs I have. Usually they are that way, waiting for a decision to be made. Please feel free to give opinions, to try to help with those decisions.

I think it was Stitches West 2009 that I took an Entrelac class with Margaret Fisher. It's one of those techniques that looks fancy and complicated, but with a clear set of instructions is actually a breeze. Isn't it like that with most things in knitting?

So, I came home, found this beautiful Trendsetter Yarns Tonalita yarn and set to making a pillow for our family room couch.
Fast forward more than 2 and a half years, and here we have the pillow, one side completed. Now, my problem is that I have neither the yarn, nor the will to make a second, matching side. So, what to do, what to do?
I searched my fabric stash for something that might work with the greens and browns, and this is the only thing that even comes close. It's a wood grain.
I have no idea how to even begin attaching knitting to fabric. Maybe I should knit a plain back to the pillow, in a complementary colour instead? Chocolate brown?

So, I see the options to choose from as:
1. Bite the bullet - search out more Tonalita and make a matching back. I have some paypal $ to do this, but no time til after Christmas to even start making the back.
2. Machine stitch the fabric to the knitting - possibly shop for different fabric, although I do kind of like the 70's woodgrain.
3. Knit a plain back to the pillow. This option leads to another decision: which yarn/colour.

Thoughts, anyone?


Jo said...

Knit a plain stockinette back (because it is quick!) in any colour you want.

Zonda said...

Another vote for knitting a plain back. Much easier than sewing fabric to knitting!

IrishGirlieKnits said...

Ok if Zonda, who sews says to knit a back, knitba back. I was going to offer to look through my fabric stash. My other choice was knit the back in solid and in stockinette :)