Erika Knight Has a Lot To Answer For
July 11, 2008
Working quickly (as I always do when delusional), I have found the Victim Chair for my Aran Armchair Slipcover. Wa-de-freakin’-LA:
I know, I know: it’s going to look like one of those folding-chair slipcovers from a fancy wedding–but don’t say that like it’s a bad thing. I’m considering this my FIRST chair cover, a STARTER chair cover, if you will. I don’t think it will take more knitting than a sweater for Hubby, which is already within my range. And I sit in this chair every day (yes, sometimes ALL day), so I’ll really enjoy it. I’m not really using Erika Knight’s pattern literally, as I don’t like that cable on the arms, for example–it gives me an ooky feeling. This chair is going to be easy because there are no curves to it, and I can work the cover all in one piece if I feel like it, which I probably won’t. Most importantly, I don’t have to get bogged down and lose mojo while looking for a chair — this chair is ready, willing and able, and I can start RIGHT NOW.
My lifetime-goal chair? A battered leather armchair with a cabled denim slipcover on the seat and back cushions only. If anybody walks by a battered leather chair on the street, please sit down in it and call me. I’ll be right over to pick it up.
My dream right now? That somebody else will do a chair cover too. Yoohoo, Other Ann? Are you with me? (On Ravelry I’m KayGardiner. IM me if you’re doing a chair. Chair Group, anyone? Can we not get a little love for upholstery knitting, for pity’s sake?)
THIS JUST IN: I just started a Ravelry group called the Society For Knitted Upholstery. RIght now the tumbleweeds are rolling by me and Ann (I managed to sign you up without even asking you!), so please feel free to join, even if your “plans” to knit a chair slipcover are not that clear at the moment. Also, if anyone has a nice horizontal picture that would be good for our banner, please lob it at me. The current photo (all I had) is bringing me down.
Lutheran Pride Friday
For Lutherans, and anybody who likes their pot luck dinner, here’s a YouTube for ya. I was convulsed with laughter (which due to my Lutheran upbringing means I almost smiled).
Sneaking, Peeking and Maybe Even Steeking
Starting next Friday we’re going to start dishing about Book 2. Pictures! Designers! Let the tease-a-thon begin!
Happy weekend, everybody!
PS Other Ann is trying to do a good deed. This good deed requires a few hanks of Rowan’s dearly discontinued Aran-weight wool, Magpie, in Shade # 608. (The Poetic Rowan Name for this shad is “Sealord”. Ann reports that it is a teal-ish blue.) If you got some, or can get some, please get in touch with Other Ann.