Thursday, July 31, 2008

Covering a Scar




The Society for Knitted Upholstery, a group over on Ravelry, inspired me to get this project accomplished.

Bruce bought this chair before he even knew me, and it reminds me of him when I met him.... in his brown leather jacket and Indiana Jones-style fedora. Masculine and with a patina of adventure. Well, the chair has been weathered by a bit too much adventure since then, and it needed help!

A pound of Gulf Coast Native wool from Running Moon Farm, from my stash, was perfect for the project. Bulky spinning went fast on my Spindlewood spindle.... the wool was already clean, and I simply spun from the lock (or maybe the wad...lol) for a textured yarn that suits its purpose well.

It is good to see the chair back to its old self, except better.

6 comments:

Woven ~N~ Spun said...

Love it. That looks awesome. I bet it looks even better in person. Way to go.

Carissa said...

What a great idea! I love the way it turned out, it looks wonderful!

Laura said...

I like it!

Cary at Serenity Farms said...

Ohhh Donna, it looks even better finished and on the chair than I thought it would (hey guys, I got to see that chair pad in the works!)

What a neat idea! Congratulations...does Bruce like it?

cyndy said...

Very nice!
Good match too!
Kind of a "handy woman's" project ;-)

Knit and fall back in it said...

That is awesome! I need to do something with my dining room chairs.